MHK Technologies/gyrowavegen

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Technology Profile
Primary Organization Paradyme Systems USA
Project(s) where this technology is utilized MHK Projects/
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TRL 5/6: System Integration and Technology Laboratory Demonstration
Technology Description Expected Commercial Introduction by 2020.
Designed to Operate with Shore Connection? Yes
Power Transfer Method Patents pending proprietary sealed technology. PTO unit and all electronics completely isolated from ocean environment. Can also be sealed using an inert gas, such as nitrogen. High efficiency transfer that is always optimized and fully tuneable. Many optimization parameters.
Water Column Location Moderate to deep water.
Mooring Configuration Slack mooring.
Distance from Shore (m) 1/2 km - 5 km.
Technology Dimensions
Dry Mass (kg) Proprietary, but comparatively low weight.
Technology Nameplate Capacity (MW) Predicted 0.05 - 0.25 MW. Dependent on device sizes. Actual not yet know but should be within +/- 20% of this predicted value.
Device Testing
Have Key Components Been Fabricated and Tested in the Lab? Yes
If Yes, Please Explain 1/10th scale.
Scale Test •All scales simulated. 1/10th scale in agreement with simulation.
Lab Test •Proprietary land-based testing apparatus offering +/- 20% accuracy.
Full-Scale Test •Not expected until 2019-2020
If Yes, Please Explain Not known yet.
Relevant Technical Publications •No publications until patent(s) issuance.
Relevant Patents •When issued.
Was This Project DOE Funded? No


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