GB2489311A - Charging unit for hybrid electrically powered aircraft - Google Patents

Charging unit for hybrid electrically powered aircraft Download PDF

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GB2489311A
GB2489311A GB1204435.0A GB201204435A GB2489311A GB 2489311 A GB2489311 A GB 2489311A GB 201204435 A GB201204435 A GB 201204435A GB 2489311 A GB2489311 A GB 2489311A
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Christopher John Lee
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
    • B64DEQUIPMENT FOR FITTING IN OR TO AIRCRAFT; FLYING SUITS; PARACHUTES; ARRANGEMENTS OR MOUNTING OF POWER PLANTS OR PROPULSION TRANSMISSIONS IN AIRCRAFT
    • B64D41/00Power installations for auxiliary purposes
    • B64D41/007Ram air turbines
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
    • B64DEQUIPMENT FOR FITTING IN OR TO AIRCRAFT; FLYING SUITS; PARACHUTES; ARRANGEMENTS OR MOUNTING OF POWER PLANTS OR PROPULSION TRANSMISSIONS IN AIRCRAFT
    • B64D27/00Arrangement or mounting of power plant in aircraft; Aircraft characterised thereby
    • B64D27/02Aircraft characterised by the type or position of power plant
    • B64D27/24Aircraft characterised by the type or position of power plant using steam, electricity, or spring force
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
    • B64DEQUIPMENT FOR FITTING IN OR TO AIRCRAFT; FLYING SUITS; PARACHUTES; ARRANGEMENTS OR MOUNTING OF POWER PLANTS OR PROPULSION TRANSMISSIONS IN AIRCRAFT
    • B64D27/00Arrangement or mounting of power plant in aircraft; Aircraft characterised thereby
    • B64D27/02Aircraft characterised by the type or position of power plant
    • B64D2027/026Aircraft characterised by the type or position of power plant comprising different types of power plants, e.g. combination of an electric motor and a gas-turbines
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y02TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
    • Y02TCLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES RELATED TO TRANSPORTATION
    • Y02T50/00Aeronautics or air transport
    • Y02T50/60Efficient propulsion technologies, e.g. for aircraft

Abstract

A hybrid aircraft uses fuel engines or electric flight power 1. Electric batteries charge the electric flight power 1 to fly the aircraft. The electric batteries have an on-board charging system which works when the aircraft flies. The on-board charging system comprises a number of air turbines 5 with blades which rotate due to the airflow when the aircraft flies to charge the electric batteries. The turbines are positioned on the aircraft's fuselage and wings. The pilot can switch between the fuel engines and the electric flight power. When the fuel engines are in operation the air turbines 5 still rotate creating electricity to charge the electric batteries. Once charged, the pilot can switch back to electric flight power but is able to switch back to fuel power at any time.

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Description
Charging Unit for Hybrid electrically powered Aircraft The Hybrid powered Aircraft has petrol, diesel or argas fuel engines with electric motors to power the propellers or electric jet engines, known as electric flight power.
The electric motors or the electric jet engines circuitry is attached to the electric batteries to power the electric motors propellers or those of the electric jet engines.
The Aircraft electric circuitry is switchable between the fuel engines and the electric flight power making the Aircraft a Hybrid system; the system is switchable by the aircraft's on board computer system.
The charging system On the fuselage of the Hybrid Aircraft and around the shell structure including the wings are shaped open vents with a shell encapsulated around the reverse turbines with rotating blades I vanes which rotate in an anti-clockwise direction.
As the Hybrid Aircraft flies air is forced through the opening of the vents and rotates the bottom of the blades/vanes on the reverse turbine, rotating the turbine mechanism.
The quantity of Turbines required are dependent upon the size and weight ratio of the Hybrid Aircraft and the number of batteries required to power the electric flight power.
Description Continued.
Charging unit for Hybrid electrically powered Aircraft.
The charging system The number of batteries required to power the electric motors or the electric jet engines are dependent upon the number of electric motors or electric jet engines required to fly the Hybrid Aircraft.
The electric batteries are housed in the Hybrid Aircraffs strong shell structure.
As the Hybrid Aircraft flies at great speed air is forced through the opening of the shaped vents and rotates the bottom of the reverse turbine blade/vanes in an anti-clockwise direction; the airflow then escapes through the back of the encapsulated casing.
The rotation of the blades/vanes create rotational mechanical energy. The reverse turbine mechanism rotates and has a power converter which works like a generator to convert the rotational mechanical energy produced into electricity which is put back into the electric batteries to power the electric motors, which rotate the propellers or the electric jet engines on the Hybrid Aircraft.
The charging system will also power the Hybrid Aircraft's electric instruments.
With the Hybrid Aircraft the pilot can switch between the fuel engines and the electric flight power via the on board computer system, thereby saving on fuel and cutting down on carbon emissions during the flight.
Description continued
Charging unit for Hybrid electrically powered Aircraft.
The charging system With the Hybrid Aircraft charging system, during the flight the rotation of the reverse turbine blades/vanes and mechanism will remain constantly rotating charging the electric batteries.
This will happen when either the fuel engines are in use or the electric flight power.
During the flight when the fuel engines are in operation the electric charging system will charge the electric batteries to the near maximum co-efficiency; when the electric batteries are fully charged the pilot can switch back to electric flight power, saving fuel.
When the electric batteries show a low level of charge the pilot can switch back to fuel engines.
During the switch over of either fuel engines or electric flight power both system will be in operation for safety purposes.
During the flight when either the fuel power or the electric flight power operating system is in use the other operating system is in place as a back up flight power in case of an emergency.
Points as Illustrated on sheet 5.
Point 1: Fuel engines or electric flight power, showing to be a Hybrid Aircraft.
Point 2: External shell encapsulated around reverse air turbine blades.
Point 3: Front of shaped open vents, arrow showing direction of airflow.
Point 4: Rear of shaped open vents, for air to escape.
Point 5: Reverse air turbine blade.
Point 6: Turbine housing inside strong shell structure of Aircraft.
Point 7: Top of Shell encapsulated around reverse air turbine, inside strong shell structure of aircraft.
Point 8: Front of Hybrid electrically powered Aircraft.
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