Accession Number : ADD017505

Title :   Flipper Energy Source.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, filed 25 Jan 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : De Marco, James

PDF Url : ADD017505

Report Date : 25 Jan 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : A flipper energy source for generating electricity includes a flipper or fin having an opening for engaging a foot and a body portion extending therefrom. The body portion includes fluid displacing surfaces which are adapted to be moved through the fluid for creating a propelling force via the movement. Such movement causes stress to be created on the surfaces of the body portion. The device further includes a piezoelectric element for converting the stress into electric power. The electric power thus generated is conditioned for use in powering electrical device(s) , such as, for example, lighting, communications devices, battery rechargers, photography equipment and sonar transducers. (AN)

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION, VOLTAGE, ENERGY CONVERSION, PIEZOELECTRIC MATERIALS, ELECTRICITY, POWER SUPPLIES, FLUORIDES, SONAR TRANSDUCERS, ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, AUXILIARY POWER PLANTS, DIVER EQUIPMENT, SCUBA DIVING, FLIPPERS, UNDERWATER LIGHTS

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE