Area of Technology:Electrical & Electronics
Title of the Innovation: WAVE POWERED NAVIGATIONAL BUOY
Brief About Innovation
In the current development, it has been successfully demonstrated about all-weather floating buoy in the sea for powering a beacon lamp on top of the buoy and oceanographic related components using energy extracted from the ocean waves. This floating buoy is sized for the navigational requirements which can be used as a navigational buoy in ports and harbours. This wave energy device consists of floating body, oscillating water column, power module comprising of turbine and generator assembly and battery charging electrical system. All the subsystems were designed in-house and fabricated locally. The buoy is in partially submerged condition during operation. Besides serving the purpose as a navigational aid, the buoy is also useful for real time assessment of these oceanographic parameters. The product can be readymade solution as an all-weather navigational aid for usage in ports and harbours. This completely indigenous navigational buoy can be an option to imported ones.
Mr. B. K. Sahu, Manager (IPR)
NRDC-Intellectual Property Facilitation Centre,
WIPO Technology & Innovation Support Centre (TISC)
National Research Development Corporation
[An Enterprise of DSIR, Min. of Science & Technology, GoI]
First Floor, Sunrise Incubation Hub, Rushikonda
Madhurwada, Visakhapatnam, AP, INDIA
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