2011
Transportation

This is my concept of a "purely for fun" sea plane. Designed for open-air fun around the lake, it will be the aviation equivalent of a jet-ski. Use of much carbon fiber, spars of prefabricated carbon pultrusions, 100 h.p. pusher engine, and floats with conventional (4-wheel) retractable gear. The "floatwing" concept (airfoil surface which acts as struts to floats) can actually enhance lift, allow for some stall resistance of the main wing, block spray from reaching the propellor, and provide for a means of climbing into the cockpit.

Designed to comply with the Light Sport category of aircraft, which can be operated by properly trained pilots who are licensed to drive a ...

Due to the lack of natural predators, the populations of many animals have steadily encroached into suburban settings. These animals, most notably deer, have become a significant hazard to drivers leading to many accidents and deaths.

The proposed concept is to utilize COTS infrared hardware to provide the driver of a vehicle with realtime information about potential hazards associated with deer and other animals that may be present in a wide area in front of their vehicle. The automobile is outfitted with an infrared detector that has a wide field of view and is calibrated to located objects with temperatures that correspond to typical warm blooded animals. If the system detects objects that meet the criteria it provides a ...

This will be a car that floats on air from negative magnets on the bottom of the car and positive magnets on the front of the car to pull it and negative magnets on the back of the car to push it. This technology can be used for airplanes that hover without wheels to slow it down or cause accidents. All you need is metal runway or roads to make this work or magnaspray which is spray on ...

The Project idea is for developing economy nations where roads are being built. Many times due to lack of proper sweeping and road cleaning screws nails and bolts and other iron parts get scattered on the road and lead to accidents due to puncture or tyre burst.

The suggested idea is suitable for developing countries where tubeless tyres are affordable to well off only. it is in the category of Transportation and Safety!

Idea name Is MAG Sweep.

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Since its early days, the invention of the car changed the way human life was conceived. Distances were shortened, traveling was more comfortable and year after year technological development went further on in order to improve them. Engines, fuel, pieces and accessories are part of the infinite list of car components that evolve year after year making easier day to day transportation.

Among parts and accessories we find tires, those rubber toroids that allow transforming the engine’s power into movement. More than 100 years after the invention of cars, we cannot imagine a car without tires but…How much have they evolved compared to other components? Is it possible to take the development of tires to the next level? We think it ...

MERSEA is a transport vessel for marine aquaculture systems, with the primary goal to re-establish large shoals of marine fish.

The method behind MERSEA is primarily the incremental restoration of depleted marine resource overtime. The vessel includes various hatcheries for marine organisms, including but not limited to fish, crustaceans and molluscs. To restore marine ecosystems MERSEA uses a phased approach, beyond the scope of this article.

MERSEA consists of 7 main parts, together they are assembled to make a massive vessel with an approximate sunlight exposed surface area of 20km2.

A.Central Tower
Accommodates the freshwater storage and processing from condensation acquired from the air. The supermarine section of central tower also accommodates the centralised light distribution collector, where light ...

My idea solves the problem of pollution, engine longevity, and vehicle range (unlimited). This idea also has the added benefit of more engine power. There is currently nothing quite like it on the market.

I would suggest that this technology be applied to Trucks, Taxis, Aircraft, Ships and other hard wearing vehicles, where changing a vehicle often is usually frowned upon. They need to able to recuperate the initial cost of the system, and so would take a year or so to get their money back.

Given time, people may want the system for their cars, but I believe people would be interested in cars with this system that had been as well built and long lasting as this ...

Invention is a set of automatically or manually inflatable clear mylar bags of specific contour to enhance the aerodynamic efficiency of a rapidly-moving vehicle at speeds where the energy consumption of propulsion is dominated by vehicular wind drag. Whether a motor-vehicle or human-propelled bicycle or other machine, wind-drag losses can exceed 80% of total energy consumption at cruising speeds. This shape-modifier system will inexpensively and safely reduce vehicle design drag losses, allowing for maximum utilization of interior space and minimizing exterior dimensions (in box-shaped vehicles) for low-speed urban transport, but adding airflow drag-reducing streamlining for higher speed travel. Like a falling drop of liquid shaped to the lowest drag coefficient by the forces of air, or similarly inspired by ...

How many times have you seen this happen: a clump of a dozen vehicles are cruising along a major 4 lane street and 1 car on a side street approaches a red "smart" traffic light. Consequently the light (which is ignorant of the approaching dozen cars) changes in favor of the single car and wastes the kinetic energy (originally, fossil fuel) stored in the 12 vehicles. If only the light had "known" to wait another 7 seconds, the 12 vehicles would have sailed through. How many times does this happen across the country every day?

The benefits of a smart network of information-sharing traffic lights are many: energy savings, reduced dependence on fossil fuel, smoother flowing traffic, less frustration ...

Electric motors used in electric vehicles are not efficient at all speeds, but instead are only efficient at a narrow range of speeds. It turns out that electric motors have what’s called an efficiency motor curve that shows a graphical representation of how efficient a motor is different speeds. The range a motor is efficient at is directly related to its diameter.

Figure 1 shows an efficiency curve of a large, medium and small diameter motors. The large motor is very efficient at low speeds but cannot reach highway speeds. The small motor is very efficient at highway speeds, but very inefficient at city speeds. And the medium motor at city speeds.

Figure 3 shows an aerodynamic force curve ...

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