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Title: Pneumatic actuation circuit system and method

Abstract

A system for controlling a rotation of one or more solar panels about an axis of rotation, comprising one or more solar panels defining a longitudinal axis, one or more bellows actuators coupled to the one or more solar panels and defining an axis of rotation parallel to the longitudinal axis of the panels, a fluid source, a first valve circuit coupled to the bellows actuators and the fluid source, a second valve circuit coupled to the bellows actuators and the fluid source, and a controller, wherein introduction or release of fluid from one or more of the bellows actuators is configured to cause rotation of the one or more actuators about the axis of rotation.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sunfolding, Inc., San Francisco, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1805614
Patent Number(s):
10944353
Application Number:
15/955,506
Assignee:
Sunfolding, Inc. (San Francisco, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AR0000330
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 04/17/2018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Basel, Louis Hong, Erickson, Joshua Earle, Goldwater, Dan, Lamb, Jeffrey Charles, Madrone, Leila, Romanin, Vincent Domenic, and Schneider, Matthew N. Pneumatic actuation circuit system and method. United States: N. p., 2021. Web.
Basel, Louis Hong, Erickson, Joshua Earle, Goldwater, Dan, Lamb, Jeffrey Charles, Madrone, Leila, Romanin, Vincent Domenic, & Schneider, Matthew N. Pneumatic actuation circuit system and method. United States.
Basel, Louis Hong, Erickson, Joshua Earle, Goldwater, Dan, Lamb, Jeffrey Charles, Madrone, Leila, Romanin, Vincent Domenic, and Schneider, Matthew N. Tue . "Pneumatic actuation circuit system and method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1805614.
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