SunLase, Inc and SunSave, Inc are entities developed to exploit innovative technologies developed in this consortium.
To identify and develop new and innovative technologies that have commercial value and develop R&D partnerships to further develop the technologies to the production prototype stage for transition to a manufacturing/marketing partner.
SunLase-SunSave provides value to clients thorough the development of solutions to science and engineering problems that will provide a market edge with a focus on delivering patentable technologies
SunLase currently has several patents in the area of laser applications for de-icing aircraft and rotor blades
High Power Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Lasers provide 20 Suns of infrared thermal energy that is absorbed in millimeters to melt ice efficiently.
The laser energy is efficient because it can be controlled precisely, monitoring the footprint of the laser beam in real time so that the beam can be shifted to avoid hot spots, personnel damage, and monitor the ice thickness in real time.
The CO2 wavelength is reflected by metals and does not penetrate airplane windows.
Wires, cables, and hoses are sheathed with metalized fabric to reflect Laser energy.
Personnel wear metalized fabric clothes and plastic eyewear.
This approach eliminates the use of toxic chemicals that poison the environment.
In addition, telescoping lasers beam directors can be located at the runway threshold such that airplanes can be maintained ice free until take off.
SunSave is pursuing a new technology for storage of energy with immediate applications in solar and wind generated energy systems
The standard Rocking Chair Battery has developed efficient chemistry of energy storage through transfer of Lithium Ions across the eletro-chemical cell from one type of material electrode to the another type of material.
This SunSave system uses micro particles in an electrolyte slurries instead of layers of active material, as in the Lithium-Ion Rocking Chair Batteries, to store energy.
The Micro Particle Fuel Cell (MPFC) employs "P" particles that contact the positive electrode and "N" particles that contact the negative electrode.
These slurries are them made to flow through a conversion cell to transfer Lithium Ions from one type of particle to the other type of particle on the other side of the cell.
This approach allows the storage medium (particles in electrolyte) to be cooled, inspected, refurbished, and replaced during each charge / discharge cycle to eliminate the limitations of battery banks and finite charge/discharge cycles.
Note that the micro particles must contact their respective electrodes during transit through the converter cell in order to transfer electrons to/from the particles to maintain charge neutrality. Any number of forces can be used to insure micro particle - electrode contact.
The particles are separated before and after interaction in the electrochemical cell such that there is no danger of explosion. (only the materials in the electrochemical cell can react at any time)
The particles are electrically neutral before and after interaction in the cell which facilitates long term energy storage.
The amount of energy stored is determined by the size of the tanks available.
Energy can be stored and transported in tank trucks as required.
Micro Particle Fuel Cell
SunLase just received a patent for magnetic suspension, electric drive rotorcraft.
Permanent Magnetic Bearings provide suspension of airfoil disc from aircraft body
Halbach Arrays of Permanent Magnets provide repulsive support when airfoil ring is moving
In the event of power loss, the continued rotation of the airfoil disc provides magnetic suspension.
With large VTOL systems, multiple engines are required. Transmissions and cross shafts are used to connect the engines and blades to enable the system to function in the event of an engine failure..
The SunLase MVTOL system uses the induction drive motors to drive counter rotating blade sets. The motor drives are divided into sections driven by multiple engine-alternator pairs as illustrated below. This approach eliminated mechanical transmissions and cross shafts and enables continued drive power to the rotating blades in the event of an engine failure.
International Powred Lift Conference Paper.pdf
VERTIFLITE- MVTOL paper-V2.pdf
SunLase-SunSave operates within a proprietary agreement in which clients that define critical technical needs in their market arena. SunSave-SunLase seeks to solve the technical problems with new technologies, patentable concepts, and adaptations of existing technologies.