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Title: Motor pylons for a kite and airborne power generation system using same

Abstract

A motor pylon system adapted for use with an airborne power generations system is disclosed. The pylons may support turbine driven generators for wind based electrical power generation which also function as electric motors in some aspects. The pylons may be designed to provide side force useful for turning a tethered flying wing flying in a circular cross wind flight path. The pylons may be designed to minimize air flow disruptions over the main wing.

Inventors:
;
Research Org.:
X Development LLC, Mountain View, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1531971
Patent Number(s):
9,555,895
Application Number:
14/590,086
Assignee:
X Development LLC (Mountain View, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AR0000122; AR0000243
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015-01-06
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 17 WIND ENERGY

Citation Formats

Vander Lind, Damon, and Sinha, Pranay. Motor pylons for a kite and airborne power generation system using same. United States: N. p., Web.
Vander Lind, Damon, & Sinha, Pranay. Motor pylons for a kite and airborne power generation system using same. United States.
Vander Lind, Damon, and Sinha, Pranay. . "Motor pylons for a kite and airborne power generation system using same". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1531971.
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Missile with highly backswept wing unit, in particular with delta wings
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