Accession Number : ADD011604

Title :   Wave Powered Buoy Generator.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Rowe,R A

Report Date : 08 Jan 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The wave power buoy generator includes a hollow buoy which has inner and outer surfaces. The buoy is preferably spherical in shape. One or more windings are mounted to the buoy parallel to its surfaces with each winding having a pair of ends. A magnetized device which, is preferably a ball, is located within the buoy for rolling back and forth therein. A device is connected to the ends of the windings for rectifying current flow therefrom. With this arrangement the buoy can be moored in a body of water, and, when there is water motion, the flux lines of the magnetized roller device cut one or more windings so as to cause electrical current flow to be provided through the rectifying device.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *PERMANENT MAGNET GENERATORS, *BUOYS, OCEANOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT, SPHERES, STATORS, WINDING, PERMANENT MAGNETS, RECTIFIERS

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE