Tethered balloon with the autogyro screw stabiliser
SUBSTANCE: tethered balloon has a body of the soft design, rigging, rope tether unit and tail assembly. The lateral stabilisers of the tail assembly are formed by the autogyro screw, the axis of rotation of which is fixed at the top of the vertical stabiliser at the constant angle to the construction horizon.
EFFECT: design simplification and take-off weight reduction.
2 cl, 1 dwg
SUBSTANCE: balloon-borne hoisting gear comprises the main platform assembly, balloon canopy unit (20) filled with gas easier than air that features sufficient lift to retain its weight and weight of connected onboard cables (30). Operating load weight is carried by several balloon-borne booster units (51) filled with gas easier than air to slide on onboard cables (30) that features sufficient lift to retain its weight and weight of said connected onboard cables to altitude below said canopy at its crown. This device can turn about its vertical axis.
EFFECT: higher stability.
15 cl, 8 dwg
FIELD: aircraft engineering.
SUBSTANCE: proposed method comprises using the system of barrage balloons secured by ropes to surface and wire entanglements. The latter are stretched between said balloons on frames. Besides it comprises application of radar and visual observation means connected to data processing center via wire communication lines. Balloon ropes ends are secured at the surface with the help of containers fitted with reduction gear boxes to vary altitude of said balloons by rope winding-unwinding.
EFFECT: efficient countermeasures.
SUBSTANCE: invention relates to systems intended for power supply of ground objects from space. Power supply system comprises, at least, one space solar power station 1, ground control station 2 with accumulation system 3, and intermediate power reception station composed of controlled tethered balloon. Solar photo converters 5 and lasers 6 are arranged on the surface of balloon 4 for guidance to space power station 1 while on side facing the Earth IR converters 7 are arranged. Balloon 4 is preferably shaped to disc retained above clouds by cable 8 connecting it with ground system 3. Motors 9 connected with service module 10 are mounted on side surface of balloon 4. Cable 8 is connected with the system of balloon gas bags 11. Space solar power station 1 represents the Earth satellite composed of self-contained photo converting modules, focusing mirror system, super condensers, and remote power transmission system. Besides, it comprises instrumentation-propulsion module with control systems and data exchange system.
EFFECT: higher power production efficiency.
4 cl, 3 dwg
SUBSTANCE: invention relates to method and device for transfer of long-length bulky cargoes using lifting body on guide cables. Cargo (windmill blade) carried by balloon on guide cables is tightened by bearing cable at its center of gravity in rotating-tipping front-end tool. Said cargo is carried by several mobile controlled winch by means of transfer windlass cable secured at front-end tool. Crane windless cables are lifted by lifting cables to crane assembly and locked thereat by remote control means. In crane mode, crane windless cables are unlocked to be lowered from crane assembly to controlled winches and connected therewith. By varying free length of separate crane windless cables, cargo is set to required position. Crane assembly represents spatial structure in diameter increasing relative to vertical axis toward center from both ends to maximum. Crane bottom section has several cane windless cable guide rollers while top section has guide rollers for lifting cables of transfer safety ring.
EFFECT: transfer over great distances in highlands and other sever conditions.
10 cl, 8 dwg
SUBSTANCE: invention relates to development of tethered balloons. Proposed complex comprises balloon gas bag, tether, coupler secured to gas bag whereto attached via top support element are gimbal joint with two degrees of freedom and bottom support element to carry payload, surface control station and communication means to transmit control commands. Payload is arranged for azimuth rotation about bottom support element vertical axis, driven by electric motor controlled by electronic control unit incorporating speed and acceleration transducers. Top support element is furnished with knock-down lock whereto attached is rotary fastener rigidly secure to horizontal top disc. Gimbal joint upper fork is jointed to upper disc bottom surface and accommodates gimbal joint ring fitted on joint first pin. Gimbal joint bar is arranged inside joint ring on joint second pin arranged perpendicular to aforesaid first pin. Gimbal joint bar lower end is jointed to bottom support element. Top ends of two extra dampers are secured to one vertical element of joint fork on the side of two opposite side surfaces. Bottom ends of said dampers are attached to damper bracket arranged on bottom support element so that dampers in initial position are located vertically and in parallel.
EFFECT: stable images, higher accuracy of observation camera alignment, simplified design.
10 cl, 2 dwg
SUBSTANCE: invention relates to lifting devices for transportation of long and bulky cargoes, in particular, windmill blades. Device with lifting body on guide cable ropes comprises rotary tilting gripper 12 connected with mobile controlled winch by pull cable rope and with lifting body by bearing cable rope so that bulky cargo tightened at the center of gravity in gripper in transportation may spontaneously rotate in wind and retain horizontal position. Proposed method is characterised by using above described device.
EFFECT: transportation of bulky long cargoes.
19 cl, 7 dwg
SUBSTANCE: invention relates to aeronautics. Proposed method comprises using ground vehicle in carrying cargo and, in carrying counter cargo, using rope and aerostat. Note here that second rope, ground vehicle with winch for rope and aerostat with suspended pulley block are used. Winch rope is secured to aerostat, while second rope is secured to ground vehicle and, via aerostat pulley block, to counter cargo so that, with vehicle moving on slope, winch is unwound to keep aerostat at one altitude.
EFFECT: higher efficiency of overcoming sand runs.
FIELD: aircraft engineering.
SUBSTANCE: invention relates to lighter-than-air airships. Proposed kytoon comprises balloon, anchor rope, ground support equipment and pay load. Anchor rope represents rope-hose with one or several gas spaces to feed gas to fill balloon and that for electric generator that supplies onboard equipment, payload and motors. The latter are used to oppose wind force and hold kytoon at preset operating point.
EFFECT: increased time of continuous operation at larger altitudes.
SUBSTANCE: balloon has an envelope filled with a gas lighter than air and/or with a hot air, a rigid carcass carrying the said envelope, a nacelle, slings to suspend the nacelle and anchor cables. The nacelle is tightly coupled with the envelope and features a funnel-like widening at its top and a central channel along its lengthwise axis to limit air intake into the envelope. The balloon envelope can be made from conducting material to make an electrode in a storage battery intended for utilisation of atmospheric electricity, or can be used as an antenna, or can house a particular antenna for communication purposes.
EFFECT: expanded potentialities.
2 cl, 4 dwg
SUBSTANCE: method comprises producing elevating force for an aircraft, climbing the platform for wireless net for transmitting information up to a given level, and locking the aircraft and platform at a given point of the surface by means of a flexible link. The flexible link is made of a flexible torsion that is set on the cylindrical shell and has a length no less than the given height of the platform. The device comprises hollow housing provided with two mutually perpendicular openings and closer of the circuit of transmitting torque mounted in the space of the housing for permitting axial movement and rotation around the vertical line. The flexible link is made of a flexible torsion that is set in the cylindrical shell. The top end of the torsion is secure to the pin of the thrust propeller, and the bottom end is provided with the clutch member having gearing member connected with the source of torque. The flexible link passes through the mutually perpendicular openings in the housing. The closure of the circuit has outer teeth of spline transmission for engaging the source of torque provided with teeth of the conical transmission.
EFFECT: enhanced reliability.
3 cl, 2 dwg
FIELD: transportation power systems.
SUBSTANCE: proposed system includes transport facilities, captive balloon, captive cable used for holding and guiding the transport facilities and wind-power electric stations mounted on captive balloon and used for motion of transport facilities. Captive cable is provided with two (or more) current conductors fastened with insulating layers made from high-strength material. Each current conductor is located in vertical longitudinal plane and is fastened to ends of captive cable through insulating layers and is connected with respective wind-power electric station. Outer surfaces of current conductors located in vertical longitudinal planes are provided with current-conducting wear-resistance coats.
EFFECT: enhanced efficiency and reliability of system in upper layers of troposphere.
2 cl, 2 dwg
FIELD: methods of surface mining, particularly to transport rock from open-cast mine.
SUBSTANCE: hoisting device comprises drive, haulage rope and load container with spherical balloon. The balloon is enclosed in teardrop-shaped shell. The head shell part is directed towards upper horizon, bottom part thereof is opened and provided with stiffening ring and stringers.
EFFECT: reduced power input and provision of favorable drive operation conditions, reduced haulage rope cross-section and, as a result, reduced hoisting device size as a whole.
SUBSTANCE: proposed captive balloon includes gas-carrying envelope with hole at lower pole and vertically oriented hose made from gastight elastic material whose edges are secured to edges of hole in lower pole of envelope forming gastight joint. Hose is located inside envelope which has hole at upper pole whose edges are connected with edges of other end of hose forming gastight joint. Balloon is provided with rod whose ends are passed through holes at upper and lower poles of envelope. Two movable washers freely mounted on rod are rigidly connected with edges of hose over perimeter at point of attachment of edges of hose to edges of hole. Hose is widening from center to ends. Located on the outside of envelope on side of upper and lower poles are aprons whose peripheral sections are fastened with envelope by means of elastic rods; central section is rigidly connected with one of rod ends.
EFFECT: retaining of envelope shape at change in volume.
3 cl, 2 dwg
SUBSTANCE: proposed captive balloon has envelope made from gas-tight material and captive cables. Captive balloon is additionally provided with aerodynamic stabilization unit made in form of feathering unit secured on rod passing through upper pole of balloon envelope by means of lines; feathering unit is provided with keel; feathering unit is made in form of three-dimensional streamlined body inflated by air flow; when it is filled with air, it has shape of aerodynamic wing in plane of longitudinal section. Three-dimensional body is formed by upper and lower gores stretched on framework; edges of these gores are fastened over their perimeter forming air intake slotted opening and inner cavity filled with air flow. In zone of intake hole, upper gore has sizes exceeding sizes of lower gore, so that when three-dimensional body is filled with air, upper gore overhangs above lower gore.
EFFECT: simplified construction of balloon stable to wind load.
3 cl, 4 dwg
SUBSTANCE: proposed captive lifting device has three captive cables; first end section of each cable is secured to aerostat envelope and second end is connected with ground winch mechanism. Inclined bearing surfaces of device are located radially relative to aerostat pad center; they are inclined in direction from center of this pad outside. Each bearing surface is provided with carriage mechanism including the carriage and pressure roller located above carriage. Second end section of each captive cable is passed between pressure roller and carriage and is rigidly secured in upper part of inclined bearing surface. Each carriage is engageable with flexible transfer device which is used for control of motion of carriage over inclined bearing surface; this device includes drive pulley, driven pulley secured in upper part of inclined bearing surface and run of transmission which are oriented along inclined bearing surface.
EFFECT: increased service life of aerostat; enhanced stability of aerostat.
2 cl, 1 dwg
FIELD: means for support of navigation of air platforms used for forming wireless information transmission systems within line-of-sight range in preset geographic region.
SUBSTANCE: proposed method includes creation of lifting force of flying vehicle for keeping the platform at preset altitude and holding the flying vehicle and air platform in preset point of surface with the aid of flexible rod which is used as channel for feeding the supply energy for forming the thrust vector of flying vehicle lifting force. According to invention, gaseous medium is used as energy carrier for forming the supply energy. Working medium is charged under pressure to energy supply channel of flexible rod and at outlet of this channel energy of gaseous working medium is converted into energy creating the lifting force of flying vehicle. For creating the lifting force, energy of gaseous working medium in form of combustible or natural gas may be converted into electric power or reactive thrust at output of energy supply channel. According to first version, instrument bay of air platform is provided with at least one fuel element for conversion of combustible or natural gas energy into electrical energy and flexible rod is provided with hollow channel whose lower end is brought into communication with combustible or natural gas source; upper end of flexible rod is provided with at least one fuel element whose electrical output is connected with input of electric motor of tractor propeller. According to second version, flexible rod is provided with hollow channel whose lower end is brought into communication with combustible or natural gas source or compressed air source and upper end is connected with rotating engine of tractor propeller made in form of jet engine or in form of ramjet engine provided with ignition element for ignition of combustible or natural gas or in form of converter for conversion of compressed air pressure into rotary motion of tractor propeller.
EFFECT: enhanced reliability of navigation of air platforms due to enhanced lightning protection and climatic stability of power supply to tractor propeller engine and air platform instruments.
7 cl, 2 dwg