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The High Capacity Expanding Lifeboat HiCEL – Meeting the Modern SAR Challenge | Zenodo
Interesting hybrid design, with a hard shell maneuverable lifeboat, with inflatable platform style lifeboats platforms for large areas.
hybrid  inflatable  lifeboat  safety  vehicle  transportation  ship  floating  platform 
27 days ago by asteroza
Hovercraft - inflate your business
Make inflatable dinghies that can dock with a jetski for propulsion, or can operate as a floating platform
jetski  inflatable  boat  dinghy  vehicle  transportation 
november 2018 by asteroza
DIODON Drone Technology - The first inflatable multicopter
Wonder what the stiffness of the arms are. How high a pressure would you need?
UAV  drone  multicopter  hexacopter  inflatable  arm  frame  Delicious 
april 2017 by asteroza
Messe & Event - Bellutti Planen GmbH
Makers of RedBull Air Racing's inflatable Air Gate pylons, which are overpressurized zonal conical pylons made of ripstop spinnaker fabic, with the zones zippered together for easy replacement. Burst on airplane impact.
RedBull  air  race  gate  airgate  inflatable  pylon  racing  hardware  extreme  sports  Delicious 
may 2015 by asteroza
airlight energy
Hrm, one type is a concrete trough with inflatable membranes as a general solar concentrator type, the other is a concentrator dish using an array of flat disc mirrors.
CPV  inflatable  solar  concrete  trough  CSP  thermal  PV  hybrid  power  generator  green  energy  Delicious 
september 2014 by asteroza
Technische Universität Wien : Eine Betonkuppel zum Aufblasen
Interesting, but I'm not seeing how this is substantially superior to traditional inflated form shotcrete concrete domes though.
pneumatic  wedge  construction  techniques  concrete  dome  inflatable  support  building  architecture  Delicious 
june 2014 by asteroza
Mars Aerocapture/Aerobraking Aeroshell Configurations
Quick overview of various reentry heatshield designs, particularly the inflatable variety.
inflatable  decelerator  heatshield  mars  aerobraking  aerocapture  hypercone  ballute  reentry  systems  space  research  technology  reference  Delicious 
march 2014 by asteroza
SwissKitePower | a collaborative research and development project
Interesting lightweight approach to a jerking kite style wind power generator. The inflatable wing spar technique should in theory be applicable to flying wind turbine kites too, in theory anyways. Using a jerking system keeps the generator components on the ground, and uses a lighter tether, but nothing is really stopping them from using a carousel type spinning generator on the ground for continuous power output, provided they had multiple kites.
aerospace  wind  wing  europe  green  kite  EU  research  Switzerland  flying  tethered  inflatable  tether  Tensairity  power  generator  spar  energy  Delicious 
june 2013 by asteroza
Solar Ship | No roads. No fuel. No infrastructure.
Similar to the old Aereon designs and that Stingray, this is a heavier than air hybrid airship using a large inflatable wing to provide increased lift at low speeds. New trick is embedding solar panels in the large upper surface area of the wing to make it an electric aircraft. Not total vaporware, as there seem to be flying prototypes, but it isn't obvious if the prototypes have usable range from the solar panels, or if the panels are mere partial range extenders for what is essentially an externally charged battery electric aircraft.
electric  helium  wing  inflatable  aircraft  panel  solar  hybrid  airship  Delicious 
november 2012 by asteroza
NASA - OCCAMS: Optically Controlled and Corrected Active Meta-material Space Structures
Wow, using photonic muscles embedded in a deployable thin film mirror, using a raster scanning laser to tweak the mirror as an active optical correction primary aperture mirror by using the muscles to deform the mirror. But, the concept suspiciously looks similar to a stealth radar deflection cone for spysats patented by Teledyne Ryan and allegedly used on Misty 1/2 and NROL-15.
NASA  deployable  mirror  space  infrastructure  antenna  research  optics  deformable  LCE  liquid  crystal  elastomer  polymer  substrate  photonic  artificial  muscle  actuator  active  metamaterial  photo-initiated  distortion  photoactive  optically  addressable  laser  molecular  neoteric  lightweight  large  form  factor  aperture  primary  telescope  thin  film  inflatable  materials  science  technology  nanotechnology  nanoactuator  nanomuscle  Delicious 
september 2012 by asteroza
SpaceGroundAmalgam, LLC
Won a NewSpace business plan competition for developing large diameter inflatable satellite reflector antennas.
space  inflatable  antenna  reflector  materials  science  research  technology  communications  Delicious 
august 2012 by asteroza
Airlight - Home
Oddball mix of inflatable mirror/lens assembly mounted on a lightweight fiber reinforced concrete frame. Essentially makes a closed, slightly pressurized container for the energy production components, to protect them from rain and air contamination. Though the ETFE film getting discolored due to age/exposure reducing power output might be a problem. The collector is universal, in the sense that the central core receiver can be either the CSP type using pressurized air for the heat transfer fluid (which nominally gets dumped through a gravel tank for heat storage), or a water cooled CPV receiver. Recently did work with IBM using IBM chip semiconductor manufacturing techniques to make CPV water cooled solar cell panels with integrated cooling in the silicon.via microchannels.
photovoltaic  linear  support  parabolic  thermal  CSP  green  assembly  trough  concentrating  CPV  solar  mirror  PV  inflatable  generator  power  energy  Delicious 
august 2012 by asteroza
Der Ursprung des Cave » Heimplanet
Interesting, but the pump would be hard to pack, and folding the size down and compact, and deflating the thing fully looks to be obnoxious.
gear  survival  camping  tent  dome  grid  geodesic  inflatable  Delicious 
june 2012 by asteroza
Heimplanet – die neue Art des Zeltens. Das aufblasbare Zelt The Cave, ein Gefühl von Heimat immer und überall.
Interesting, but high-ish weight and deflated volume makes this a non-starter for hiking. Some concern about the non-taut flysheet cover layer being picked up by wind and causing abrasion (Putting the flysheet outside the air tube exoskeleton would have fixed this maybe). For bikes/kayaking, maybe.
inflatable  tent  camping  gear  survival  outdoor  Delicious 
december 2011 by asteroza
The North Face announces Avalanche Airbag Safety System (ABS) vest and pack, we go hands-on (video) -- Engadget
You know, this would make for an interesting nonviolent protest support device, turning protesters into giant airballs. It would somewhat protect you from baton attacks from police, if the airbags are large enough so that your hands can't reach out you can claim it was impossible to assault an officer, and they would have to puncture the airbags to stuff you into the paddywagon.
safety  survival  avalanche  buoy  backpack  inflatable  cushion  airbag  Delicious 
november 2011 by asteroza
JAW201005current.pdf (application/pdf Object)
Weird inflatable pyramids used as dual purpose saline water solar desalinators and rainwater collectors.
WaterPyramid  solar  seawater  saline  water  desalination  inflatable  structure  cone  pyramid  rainwater  collection  green  energy  sustainability  filetype:pdf  media:document  Delicious 
june 2011 by asteroza
Thin Red Line Aerospace
Apparently they also did the prototype for the Energy Bag underwater compressed air storage energy battery device.
inflatable  fabric  structure  structures  aerospace  Bigelow  UK  EU  energy  bag  compressed  air  storage  green  CAES  Delicious 
may 2011 by asteroza
Winflex Wind Turbine
Now this is an interesting concept. Using an inflatable ring, you have a tension structure that's lightweight. The ring probably doubles as a venturi wind focuser as well. I wonder what sort of inflation pressure you need though.
Winflex  inflatable  rotor  blade  ring  wind  turbine  power  generator  green  energy  israel  lightweight  Delicious 
november 2010 by asteroza
Hövding
Online ordering for a neckband based inflatable motorcycle crash helmet that operates like a emergency airbag.
Hövding  hovding  emergency  safety  inflatable  motorcycle  crash  helmet  airbag  neckband  hardware  electronics  devices  Delicious 
october 2010 by asteroza
Cool Earth Solar: Reshaping Solar Energy
Hrm, I wonder if you could make an oversized air inflated structure to support long rows of these things in an airborne pattern, like a giant inflatable wall..
technology  green  energy  power  generator  plastic  solar  concentrator  aluminum  film  inflatable  concentrating  reflector  thin  cool  balloon  earth  CSP  pet  recyclable  Delicious 
february 2009 by asteroza
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