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Author Topic: Crystal Ion Air Turbine Engine - Interesting  (Read 8859 times)

Offline NssB

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Crystal Ion Air Turbine Engine - Interesting
« on: December 03, 2007, 03:45:22 PM »
Just seen this on PESWiki - part from looking the biz......I was intrigued somewhat by one posters view to the inner workings of this device.
Anyone else care to mash a guess at what is going on here?

---Quote from PESWiki---
How does it work ?

There is very little technical information on the website. But it appears that the turbine in the engine is forced to rotate by what is referred to as above as a vacuum. Ron Rockwell may not understand that in order to generate say 100 watts of energy, it would be necessary to use 101 or more likely 1000 watts of energy to generate the 'vacuum' or air flow around the turbine. There is no such thing as a free lunch.
I beg to differ with above poster. The principle of this motor would appear pretty simple. It's probably a series of tesla-turbine plates, possibly as modified nested cones, on an axle. The inlet and outlet ports seem to have a directional cut to direct airflow, although a single tangential inlet and outlet common to turbines and blowers would probably work as well. An HV potential applied at the inlet would charge the incoming air, racing to ground, or an equally -HV at the outlet. This would create a charged tornado like some newer vacuum cleaners, the airflow grabbing the plates to generate axial rotation. Of course the turbine/plates would need to be turned initially by a prime mover and raised to high speed to create the coriolis air rotations, after which the charged air potentials would take over and make the air flow self-sustaining, as is common to natural tornadoes.

Offline VenomTT

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Re: Crystal Ion Air Turbine Engine - Interesting
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2008, 01:51:45 AM »

This is what I found on the internet.

Crystal Ion Aerodynamic Air Turbine Engine (AATE).

The Advanced Aerodynamic Air Turbine Engine
November 4, 2008

Research and development continues on the Aerodynamic Air Turbine  Engine (AATE). Rockwell Scientific Research, L.L.C. has acquired state of the art computerized balancing equipment from CWT Industries; the Multi-Balance 5000 balancing machine (Seen below at the Las Vegas Convention Ceneter SEMA Show). This will empower RSR, L.L.C. to make extremely precise balance adjustment to the AATE in increments of 0.001 gram if necessary. We are setting up the main drive shaft with a quick disconnect to facilitate easy and fast removal for balancing. This requires special machining to adapt the drive line of the turbine. The timesaving will be enormous and enhance our workflow. These optimizations will increase the performance of the engine 10 fold.

According the designers, the AATE requires no air tank, only a small co2 bottle to start the engine, like an ignition switch on a car. After the engine is started it will run only on ambient air at 30,000 to over 100,000 rpm, tested and proven"

Rockwell Scientific LLC, has been around since at least 1998

Company founder, Ron Rockwell, says they are planning to build a new 200,000 square foot facility to bring this device into production.

Rockwell says provisions are in place such that if he were to be "taken out", the plans would be released to the world, to prevent their suppression.

Apparently the company is presently in negotiations for multi-billion dollar funding to manufacture this technology at a rate of around 20,000 units per month, beginning with two model sizes: a smaller unit of around 365 horsepower to retrofit the automobile and other transportation industries; and a larger unit to retrofit power plants. They are also negotiating procuring a decommissioned power plant in Laughlin Nevada to test the retrofit process.

The smaller sized unit would be priced in the range of around $2,500 to $3,000.

I hope it is true.