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Ion-thrust powered hovering aerial-vehicles using wireless energy supplied from ground

Venture Isles client, Personal Flight Systems (PFS), holds one of the most coveted patents in novel science, the patent for manned and unmanned electronic flight. Now, you can buy it.

US Patent 7,182,295 for personal flight and system using ion electric air propulsion which is considered a clean technology that has none of the carbon emissions or volatile fuels involved with combustion engines. The advantage of ion propulsion is efficiency. The founder of the company developed an improved way to use new electrically charged, polarized, proprietary alloys to create thrust to lift small, ultralight aircraft commonly referred to as Personal Ultralight Vehicles (PAVs) without the need for a propeller, jet, balloon or rockets.

Additionally, it's innovations in beaming targeted, focused electrical energy from ground to air makes this patent critical for commercialization by Boeing, Intel, Raytheon, and other tech integrators.

Benefits Summary

Improvements over related patented technologies include:

o A novel method for beaming focused electrical power
o Using the beamed power in a AC to DC conversion device
o The use of beamed electricity to provide power for UAV's
o Materials used to make the lifting media--using polarized metals so ions will jump off more efficiently
o Greatly improved lifting material uses thin film with embedded polarized metals. The result is an extremly long propulsion ribbon wound into disks, providing far more lift than other ion propulsion designs.
o Creating an optomized ionized atmospheric field around the craft
o The design of the antenna that receives the beamed energy and how the energy is processed more

Development Summary

PFV is now seeking to commercialize applications of the technology and to build working prototypes that incorporate refinements and new capabilities.

Near-term objectives are to better understand and optimize the technology product applications. The proposed studies will focus further up the efficiency curve to a region where new gains can be achieved. Previous investigations have focused on other areas because air does not typically conduct electricity at low frequencies. New investigations will focus on using a series of dissimilar-atmosphere conditioners to assist a flight vehicle to operate in low frequency regions, where far more thrust can be achieved with the same energy input.

1) Phase I Development

Modeling Investigations:

1. Optimize shielding previously developed by TEAM X1 needed to reduce electromagnetic-interference between the flight vehicle and nearby electrical-equipment.
2. Investigate how to improve on earlier attempts to vary energy to sections of the energy plate to achieve pitch, roll and yaw
3. Investigate how to direct energy flow from a positive corona wire to the lower ion plate so the collision-effect is maximized to achieve the greatest thrust

2) Phase II Development

A Phase II will build prototypes according to design specifications. It may use a ground-based power distribution tower to inductively supply power to the inductive transformers in a new prototype and a panel that uses layers of parallel and layered series of ion plate arrays. A building project will also investigate the trade-offs in optimizing ion collision effects, including effects due to: a) the surface area of the plates; b) the voltage differential between the plates; c) the proximity of the plates to each other; d) the material mass between the plates; and 6) the dielectric capacity between the plates; as well as some other factors. more

IP Summary

This technology is supported by 1 US patent. The most recent year of issue is 2007. more

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