Accession Number : ADD014354

Title :   Phase Control Mechanism for Wave Energy Conversion.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 7 Dec 88, patented 10 Oct 89,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Jaenichen Sr, Paul N

Report Date : 10 Oct 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A phase control mechanism for a wave energy conversion apparatus is provided by means of a cam brake locking mechanism. Frictionally contacting locking cams retain a reciprocable drive shaft alternately in upper lower positions with minimal expenditure of electrical power. When the wave crests and troughs have reached predetermined levels, the cams are released allowing the drive shaft of the mechanism to translate to the opposite position. Water; Waves; Buoyant bodies; Patents. (edc)

Descriptors :   *CONTROL SYSTEMS, *PATENTS, *PHASE CONTROL, BRAKES, BUOYANCY, CAMS, DRIVE SHAFTS, ENERGY CONVERSION, LOCKING(MECHANICS), WATER WAVES

Subject Categories : Non-electrical Energy Conversion

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE