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Title: In-line stirling energy system

Abstract

A high efficiency generator is provided using a Stirling engine to amplify an acoustic wave by heating the gas in the engine in a forward mode. The engine is coupled to an alternator to convert heat input to the engine into electricity. A plurality of the engines and respective alternators can be coupled to operate in a timed sequence to produce multi-phase electricity without the need for conversion. The engine system may be operated in a reverse mode as a refrigerator/heat pump.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Espanola, NM
  2. State College, PA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1016396
Patent Number(s):
7908856
Application Number:
US Patent Application 11/877,816
Assignee:
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F02 - COMBUSTION ENGINES F02G - HOT GAS OR COMBUSTION-PRODUCT POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT ENGINE PLANTS
H - ELECTRICITY H02 - GENERATION H02K - DYNAMO-ELECTRIC MACHINES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396; FC26-04NT42113
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Backhaus, Scott N, and Keolian, Robert. In-line stirling energy system. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Backhaus, Scott N, & Keolian, Robert. In-line stirling energy system. United States.
Backhaus, Scott N, and Keolian, Robert. Tue . "In-line stirling energy system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1016396.
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