2012
Transportation

Rockets utilized by NASA, etc. utilize an antiquated ignitiion system, requiring a chain of events to occur to obtain ignition. (Safe-and-Arm device to rotate to "arm," electric impulse given, ignites propellant pellets, which ignite initiator propellant grain, which ignites the igniter propellant grain, which ignites the motor propellant grain. Example is of current solid motors used by NASA.).

This method of ignition requires multiple joints that have to be sealed, and involves many complex parts/pieces. After less than .5 seconds, this hardware has "done its job" and is now dead weight, having to be carried throughout the launch, serving no further useful purpose (useless payload).

Solution: Design a redundant "flame thrower" that could be a part of the launch ...

High temperature and high mechanical stress harsh environments can cause wear and erosion on exposed surfaces of critical components. Few sensing devices or methods are capable of performing intrinsic wear measurements, particularly in real-time and in situ. A fiber optic sensor has been developed that is capable of measuring real-time in situ regression, erosion and wear in a variety of materials under various conditions. The Regression, Erosion and Ablation Sensor Technology (REAST) was initially developed to perform real-time measurement of the regression of solid rocket propellants, but it has since been demonstrated in a wide range of applications, including: propulsion components, vehicle brake wear, metal on metal friction wear, and thermal-based insulator wear, with current testing for fluid-pipe erosion ...

eMoTria is a lightweight electric vehicle, specially designed for sustainable mobility in cities and appropriate for a multitude of services. A crossover combining a microcarrier (lightweight quad) and a maxi-scooter, it can be driven without a license. Its width of 1050 mm and 2200 mm long makes it suitable to get into protected urban areas, occupying a tiny space and with its wedge-shaped frame front pushing through as a snowmobile or watercraft.

Convertible for use of two passengers, with or without roof or as a van or SUV with a cargo cage behind.

Thanks to its registered quick change of body exterior, it can be easily reconfigured for another task, with its aeronautics inspired anchors.

Its ...

WHY: Transportation is the master key to survival. A new mode of transportation (independent of diminishing fossil energy) is necessary to achieving an environmentally sustainable yet thriving economy in an urbanized world.

WHAT: ET3™ is literally ‘Space Travel on Earth,’ a global transportation system that is silent, low cost, fast, secure, safe, and environmentally friendly.

HOW: ET3 utilizes automobile sized capsules weighting 400lb empty that carry 6 persons or 800 lbs of cargo. The magnetically levitated capsules operate in two-way networks of 5' diameter tubes. Air is permanently removed from the sealed tubes to eliminate drag force. The use of portal airlocks allows capsule transfers without admitting air. The pressurized capsules are accelerated by linear electric motors; then they ...

A patent pending design that allows to expand a vehicle - trailer, van or a truck above 300% compared to the initial surface and volume.

Project's phase: a working prototype has been used in several fields - construction, racing, educational and entertaining. It is registered and has been on the road for thousands of miles. (See links to videos and website below.)

Design:

Vehicle walls are hinged for the floor and when open outwards and down, become floors for the extensions. Meanwhile, they start pulling down telescopically folded in each other roof components, located immediately under the roof, as the inner one is bolted to the vehicle's wall and the outer one, for the upper beam of the vehicle. ...

Even with the many recent advances in battery technologies, the limited un-recharged range of electric vehicles in comparison to their gasoline counterparts is a “deal breaker” for many potential purchasers. In extreme climates (hot or cold), the need to power either resistance heating or air conditioning units to maintain a comfortable environment within the vehicle significantly drains power from the batteries, adversely impacting the range of the vehicle.

The proposed solution is to design a compact and lightweight thermal heat storage unit that wraps around the electric motor. This unit would consist of phase change material that would be “charged” with heat using a traditional electrical resistance heater while the vehicle is plugged in for recharging. Since the thermal ...

Adding current fiber optic technologies to freight train flatcars, such as those by CSX, enable mass transportation for combined consumer vehicle traveling and cargo. Six major economic advantages arise. First, convenient loading of passenger vehicles allow use of locomotives and their fuel efficiency. As an example, tourists of Washington D.C landmarks traveling 850.1 miles to Disney World in Orlando, Florida, would spend $3.714/gallon according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s May 21, 2012 gas prices. As a comparison, CSX’s flatcars charge a coal cost of $0.54 per mile per unit, which is capable of carrying three passenger vehicles for a load of approximately 7.5%. With some negotiation, the tourists would see a charge of $0.0135 versus $0.0929 per mile (assuming ...

If you are ready to shop for best performance and best safety private aircraft, what characteristics will your aircraft feature? What type of propeller will you use ? These considerations will affect the aircraft aerodynamic propelling efficiency, flight control maneuvering configuration, flight safety, flight speed and performance; effect to vibration and noise and the most easy catchy specs, fuel consumption, and flight range.

What's the problems of current propellers in private aircraft market?
Current single engine private aircraft commonly use single stage dipole low cost props, which have lots of problems:
Propeller torque effect makes pilots busy to trim the aircraft to keep straight flight when taking off, or when accelerating. The aircraft tends to roll following the ...

Problem: In-flight entertainment (IFE) refers to the entertainment available to aircraft passengers during a flight which provides the joy of flying while letting the airline recover its cost and increase profits. Due to increasing fuel costs and energy saving, airlines require lighter and more compact systems which at the same time should keep the passenger engaged in an entertaining activity.

Current Solution: The leading IFE in today’s major airliners is the head rest mounted televisions. Though the recent advancements in LCD displays and plasma televisions have rendered these devices lighter than before with significant addition in cost. For instance, the video equipment on a Boeing 747 weighs about 480 pounds, which is about 0.06% of the total aircraft weight. ...

The majority of personal vehicles in the US are utilized for commuting to and from work. The average commute time is 25.1 minutes each way with an average distance of 16 miles. Over 75% of workers commute in a single vehicle. Most of these vehicles sit outside, in the sun, for well over 8 hours. Electric vehicles would appear to be a good fit for these short commutes, however they are limited by the recharging options available. The ideal solution would be if they could use solar energy to recharge themselves. With current solar cell efficiencies, they are unable to collect and store enough energy (based on their surface area) to complete the average commute.

My proposal is to ...

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