04166596 is referenced by 104 patents and cites 13 patents.

Power is mechanically transmitted from a tethered airship carrying wind turbines to electrical generators on the ground at the anchor point of the tether, by the use of endless power-transmission cables bridging between drive sheaves at the turbine wheels and driven sheaves at the generators. Tether adjustments, cable tensioning, and wind direction changes are provided for the ground apparatus. A tubular aircraft with recess in the tube wall, carrying bearings on which the rims of the turbine wheels ride, is also claimed.

Title
Airship power turbine
Application Number
764251
Publication Number
4166596
Application Date
April 28, 1978
Publication Date
September 4, 1979
Inventor
David F Thompson
2540 Green St., Chester, 19013
PA, US
William J Mouton Jr
Box 10515, New Orleans, 70181
LA, US
Agent
Rollin D Morse
IPC
F03D 9/00
B64B 1/50
B64B 1/02
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