MHK Technologies/Gyroscopic wave power generation system

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Technology Profile
Primary Organization Gyrodynamics Corporation

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Wave
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Attenuator
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TRL 5 6 System Integration and Technology Laboratory Demonstration
Technology Description This gyroscopic wave power generation system is a pure rotational mechanical system that does not use conventional air turbines and is housed on a unique floating platform float In particular its outstanding feature is that it utilizes the gyroscopic spinning effect A motor is used to turn a 1 meter diameter steel disc flywheel inside the apparatus and when the rolling action of waves against the float tilts it at an angle the gyroscopic effect causes the disc to rotate longitudinally This energy turns a generator producing electricity






Technology Dimensions
Technology Nameplate Capacity (MW) 0 05
Device Testing
Scale Test •Sea trials of a 45 kW class prototype have been held offshore where it generated 40kW in 2 5 m wave height and 4 sec wave period condition









Date Submitted 53:13.8

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