Accession Number : ADD012031

Title :   Fluid Responsive Rotor Generator.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Rowe,Raymond A

Report Date : 28 May 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The rotor generator includes an elongated generally cylindrically shaped framework. An elongated rotor is longitudinally aligned within the framework and is rotatably mounted therein. The rotor has a plurality of curved blades which are capable of causing rotation of the rotor when there is fluid flow, such as water or air current. The rotor has a plurality of curved blades which are capable of causing rotation of the rotor when there is fluid flow, such as water or air current. The rotor has a magnetic characteristic which may be provided by attaching magnets to the rotor blades or magnetizing the blades themselves. A plurality of wires are mounted on the framework about the rotor so that when the rotor is rotated electrical current is induced in the wires. Apparatus is provided for collecting the induced electrical current so that the electrical current can be provided for power purposes, such as charging a battery. With this arrangement the rotor generator can be placed on the bottom of the ocean where there is current flow, and utilized for charging a battery which may in turn power oceanographic equipment. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *BATTERY CHARGERS, *GENERATORS, *ROTOR BLADES, CURVED PROFILES, FLUID FLOW, ELECTRIC CURRENT, ROTORS, WATER, OCEANS, ROTATION, MAGNETS, BLADES

Subject Categories : Energy Storage
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE