Phil Wilson reported this patent application by Andrew Currie
Disclosed is a new classification of Turbine Prime Mover, capable of producing high magnitudes of rotational speed, potential rotating energy and power production. The invention is a rotating machine adapted to be propelled by the net force created by asymmetric radio frequency resonant cavities (7). The turbine employs thrusters (7) electrically driven by microwave signals produced from adapted Klystron Tubes (3). By optimizing microwave production, and thruster pressures via the internal radio frequency cavity resonance, power in the field of the thruster by wave tube amplification, internal reflectivity and cooling, the principles of rotor-dynamics are applied to produce a new class of energy storage machine. Low power inputs yield high energy magnitudes over time accumulated thruster operation in the rotor. The turbine rotor is capable of acting as a prime mover for energy injection into a rotor mass, or can create real work by outputting rotational energy into torque.
1. A rotating machine adapted to be propelled by the net force created from a rotating shaft assembly comprising: a asymmetric electromagnetic microwave or radio frequency resonant cavity thruster which is powered by a adapted electromagnetic microwave or radio frequency generator geometrically designed for inputting an optimized electromagnetic signal and energy into said thrusters resonant cavity, which is powered from an outside power source or during a separate mode of operation of the machine powered by a coupled rotating electromagnetic generator utilizing a regenerative braking system coupled to the rotating machines rotating mass, utilizing a fluid coolant system maintaining predetermined thruster temperatures for optimization of net force generated, all constrained in a typical rotor dynamic arrangement utilizing floating electromagnetic radial bearings, all contained in a housing utilizing an environment of near vacuum atmosphere or low density gas media, whereby said rotating machine may be used as an energy storage or power generation machine capable of storing said inputted energy signals in the terms of an accumulated rotating inertia into said shaft assembly and capable of being utilized as a power generation machine.
2. A rotating machine adapted to be propelled by the net force created from a rotating shaft assembly comprising: a plurality of asymmetric radio frequency resonant cavities which are powered by a plurality of adapted Klystron Tube microwave generators geometrically designed for inputting an optimized electromagnetic signal into said thruster resonant cavities, which are powered from an outside power source whereby said rotating machine may store energy into said machines rotating body in the form of rotating inertia, allowing the machine to be utilized as an energy storage and power generation machine.
3. A method for production of torque into a rotating shaft system for storage of usable rotational rotating energy done by the amplification of a electromagnetic energy signals from a modified Klystron tube system or adapted microwave generator, feeding said predetermined signals output into a asymmetric radio frequency resonant thruster cavity or plurality cavities to produce a consistent tangential non-separating force of constant magnitude acting to rotate said shaft system to a level of predetermined rotational energy.
4. The method of claim 3 wherein said microwave generator is an adapted Klystron Tube assembly which inputs predetermined microwave signals into said asymmetric radio frequency resonant cavity.
5. The method of claim 3 wherein said rotating shaft system is constrained by floating electromagnetic radial guide bearings with predetermined bearing stiffnesses to allow control and guidance to the kinematics and dynamics of said shaft system.
6. The method of claim 3 wherein said microwave generator receives a power input signal through means of a generator assembly coupled to the main shaft and fed from a predetermined outside power signal source.
7. The method of claim 3 wherein an electromagnetic input signal originating from said adapted microwave generator is predetermined to create an optimized net force output acting on the body of said asymmetric microwave or radio frequency resonant thrusters body to produce meaningful torque into said shaft system.
8. A rotating machine for storing and dispensing rotating energy comprising:a. A rotating shaft assembly for enabling the rotational coupling of; a asymmetric radio frequency resonant cavity thruster, a adapted microwave generator, a adapted excitation and generation capable generator motor rotor assembly, a adapted excitation and generation capable generator motor stator assembly, a predetermined rotor arm and shaft coupling whose electrical power equipment is electrically coupled and carried in rotational motion by said shaft,
b. A single or plurality of said thrusters which are geometrically predetermined asymmetric radio frequency resonant cavities adapted to receive predetermined microwave input signals from said microwave generators as to produce a predetermined non-separating unceasing consistent force acting at a torque arm with an increasing predetermined speed function that is applied tangentially to said rotating shaft assembly,
c. A single or plurality of said adapted microwave generators in the form of adapted Klystron Tubes adapted for producing predetermined electromagnetic signals to input into and excite said thrusters,
d. A means for controllably coupling said thrusters, the thrusters force and said microwave generators to said rotating shaft assembly,
e. A means for transferring and controlling electrical power signals from an outside stationary power source to said rotating motor generator and from said motor generator to said microwave generators,
f. A means of transferring rotational energy from the rotating shaft assembly to said generator to power said microwave generators to excite said thrusters to create a consistent non-separating force acting at a tangent to said rotating shaft assembly,
g. A means of coupling rotational energy from said rotating shaft assembly to an outside counter torque load,
h. A means for constraining the rotating assembly with floating electromagnetic radial guide bearings and an axial thrust force bearing,
whereby said rotating machine may be controlled and operated to store inputted electrical energy signals in the form of time accumulated rotational energy into said rotating shaft assembly or output rotational energy to a coupled torque or electrical load.