High-Efficiency Personal Vehicles

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Designs from my earlier energy efficiencies and energy recovery systems for personal vehicles. Continue reading

Wing-In-Ground Effect (WIG) “Flying Sub”

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My students asked about the prop-less submarine propulsion system, so I explained the origin of its design as a flying submersible for maintenance of the floating power grid. Continue reading

WIG Hovertrain: Innovation Takes Time

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I wanted to share my idea for a form of rapid transportation that uses magnets for propulsion and the wing-in-ground-effect (WIG) for suspension above a track. Various “hovertrain” ideas using air suspension have been examined since before I was born, but are still being explored today as well. Continue reading

Solid-State Air Conditioner

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A zero emissions air conditioner for supplemental heating and cooling in cars and buildings using solid-state Peltier modules and photovoltaic solar panels. Condensate can also be collected for filtration in water-poor regions. Continue reading

Flying Carpet MagLev Alternative

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The flying carpet is a magnetically-propelled contactless high-speed rail transportation system using wing-in-ground-effect support, modelled after the Hawai’ian Proa outrigger sailing vessel. Continue reading

Biomimetic Propless Submersible Propulsion

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Using a vessel’s buoyancy like a sailplane uses its height to generate forward movement, this system would be more efficient as a submerged vessel can use both positive and negative buoyancy in order to generate continuous forward motion by rising up and then sinking back down in slow gentle cycles. Continue reading