Patent Number: 8,816,522

Title: High speed magnus rotor

Abstract: A magnus rotor designed for high speed operation. Aerodynamic drag is reduced by lessening the air density around endplates and half the radial surface of the rotor by installing a circuit of aerodynamic seals to enclose a vacuum about the internal volume of the rotor as well as the endplates and half the radial surface of the rotor.

Inventors: Newman; Edwin (Palmdale, CA)

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International Classification: F03D 9/00 (20060101); H02P 9/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018