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Notice two large methods directions in their focus. 1. Atmospheric Resources Explorer    2. Airborne Platform


  • WO2012125052  Airborne platform 
    • Ch 29 of Springer book:    
      High Altitude Wind Energy from a Hybrid Lighter-than-Air
      Platform Using the Magnus Effect by
      Ricardo J. M. Penedo,
      Tiago C.D. Pardal,
      Pedro M.M.S. Silva,
      Nuno M. Fernandes,
      T. Rei C. Fernandes
      OMNIDEA, Aerospace Technology and Energy Systems, Tv. Antonio Gedeao, 9, 3510-017 Viseu, Portugal,
    • Discuss:  kitepatents/conversations/messages/1276
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  • IP          Discuss:   KPM608
    • Tiago Da Costa Duarte Pardal
    • Marco Aurelio Baptista De Almeida Freire
  • Tiago Pardal
  • R. Fernandes
  • P. Silva
  • http://www.omnidea.net/hawe/schematic_hawe.html
  • M3624
  • Patent application Click image for full patent application: 
    [Quote from Omnidea: "Tiago Pardal, Marco Freire
    “Atmospheric Resources Explorer”, PCT delivered in May 2007 (priority date: May 2006).
        •Secured at National Level
        •Pending at internacional level "  The application states priority date of May 31, 2006. ]
  • ARE    Atmospheric Resources Explorer
Studying the patent application:

higher winds: Permit working with less efficiency and such costs for that efficiency. Less dependent upon the conversion efficiency of the system, when compared with towered wind turbines.

Pardal and Freire:

  • control group
  • cable group
  • airborne group
  • ground station group
  • reeler
  • roller fairlead component
  • roller fairlead system
  • inertia wheel
  • buoyancy system
  • inflated elements
  • support system
  • aerodynamic system
  • Atmospheric Resources Explorer
  • payload system
  • structural part of the airborne group
  • airborne group of systems
  • modular
  • modularity
  • alternator
  • torque smoothing device
  • air flux
  • wing airfoils
  • stabilizing tails
  • axial controlled rotation
  • propulsion system to improve the positioning of the overall platform against the prevailing wind
  • optical fiber for exchange of data between airborne group and ground station group
  • knot formation avoidance
  • safety level
  • lightning arrestor components
  • putting airborne group to higher altitudes during some specially strong cyclonic weather conditions to save the group from damages
  • angle of attack control system
  • pillow block bearing
  • aerodynamic downforce
  • positive net buoyancy
  • wing profiles (also referred to as airfoils)
  • rotating bodies
  • variable configuration element
  • The applicants declare that they prefer wing airfoils over the VAWT Magnus effect devices
  • gas leakage
  • in-situ production of LTA gases at airborne platform
  • inert gas may be obtained from ambient air by removing the oxygen
  • scalability
  • versatility
  • stratosphere
  • troposphere
  • control box
  • airborne group positioning control
  • control and safety operations
  • slip ring
  • rotary transformer
  • secondary power system
  • aero-generator  (conventional) for auxiliary power supply
  • magnetic field variation
  • Faraday's law
  • high altitude platform
  • wind friction and accumulation of static charge
  • long-term airborne
  • physical reconnaissance elements
  • cable swivels
  • clutch device
  • coupling system for obtaining desired rotation speeds
  • braking system
  • electric current rectifying system
  • ballast and/or anchorage system

  • SPECIAL NOTE:  Tether independent streamline components may double in service as wind-direction sensors; data of such might go to the control group for possible adjustments.
Their second direction with a focus on the Magnus effect
from patent application: Airborne Platform  
WO2012125052 (A4)      and PT105565 (A)    and AU2012229599 (A1)