M-CAM ó Ultra-Efficient ďMjolnir Curvilinear Air-Motor Generator SetĒ

Elegant minimalist design eliminates most of the working parts traditionally associated with internal combustion engine-generator sets; and offers greatly improved energy efficiency for a variety of applications using electrical power.

Design Concept

Imagine a portable electrical power generating system with no gearbox, no transmission, no carburetor or other fuel feeds. Yet, it converts gas pressure mechanical force energy fed to it into electrical power in one step. With the elegance of absolute simplicity, this concept makes traditional internal-combustion powered electrical generators look like wasteful and extravagant indulgences.

The traditional method of providing rotational mechanical power and torque to run an electric generator is the internal combustion engine, which uses up to 65% of the energy potentially available from the fuel just to move all of the engines parts, such as pistons and cams, plus what is wasted generating excess heat. Then, the mechanical transmission uses 6%, the accessory loads 2%, and idling losses come to about 11%, leaving about 16% of the energy actually converted from the stored chemical energy in the fuel used to produce torque at the crankshaft.

There is a lot wrong with that 100-year-old picture. It should be retired as a relic of the era from wince it came. 21st century technology is here, now. Itís time to make a change.

The M-CAM is a new concept for making electrical power which demonstrates a vastly improved efficiency when compared to traditional methods. The M-CAM concept, inspired by knowledge of the seed concepts and a short acquaintance with another forward thinking innovator, pursued the notion of a curvilinear dynamo with very few component parts. Since conceptualization of the M-CAM in the early 1990's, the unique design concept has proved to capable of eliminating:

reciprocation. explosions. high temperature exhaust.
transmission. carbon particulate pollution. toxic exhaust emissions.
mechanical take-off. fuel delivery infrastructure. volatile carbon based fuel.
volatile gases. catalytic converter. ignition.
oil sump. starter motor cranking. spark plugs.
splash pan. crank shaft.  

Though the MCAM will weigh only approximately 50 pounds, the gas pressure powered motor is capable of generating up to 300,000 watts of electricity without creating any pollution.


Cross section of the M-CAM. 


The design combines the continuous one-directional rotation of alternating polarity magnets in a rotor which magnetically pulse electrical power generator coils which in turn provide electricity to perform useful work. The machine is powered by a high pressure gas used to propel the rotor through the continuous torus track. This magnet-to-inductor coil interaction directly produces electricity. The high pressure compressed gas propellant can be supplied from standard air compression or from the expansion of an inert element such as Liquid Nitrogen as it flashes to a high pressure gas above minus 250̊F. With a non-explosive gas to cushion the moving parts, there is virtually no wearing of interference surfaces. And, because this gas-motor-generator set (MG-Set) is designed to produce High Voltage AC Power, there is no transmission; a power cable used to transmit the generated electric power.

Forced through torus track, at full gas pressure, the magnet rotor travels through the center-hole of each of a series of copper wire power output generator coils. The alternating polarity magnetic lines of flux of the rotors magnets, strike the copper wire power output generator coils with a never before utilized magnetic field orientation providing an improved magnetic-mechanical interactive relationship efficiency between magnets and coils for the generation of electrical power.

To optimize performance parameters for the intended application, the M-CAM can be easily adjusted with the appropriate instrumentation by controlling gas pressure and volume.

If more electrical power is demanded, gas propellant horse power can be increased to provide enough mechanical power to maintain magnet rotor RPM, which controls the voltage and frequency for varying electrical power loads.

The M-CAM produces instant full power operation starting from zero RPM. The instrumentation controls automatically compensate for variances in electrical demand.

The M-CAM is capable of virtually silent operation; however, air compressors are noisy and require acoustical housings to reduce sound level. Whatever the sound level chosen by the user for his application, one thing is certain: the electric motors turning wheels and performing other work, will not need mufflers.

When air is compressed, the molecules rub together, creating heat. When the compressed air performs expansion into an expansion chamber, the air becomes cold. So, when running, instead of heating up, the M-CAM actually gets colder by its operation. This attribute will help to cool the electrical power output coils.

A careful analysis of the simplicity of the M-CAM reveals a huge reduction in cost to manufacture and deploy these electrical power generator systems. Compared to internal combustion engines, far fewer parts are needed, and those few required parts will last much longer.

M-CAM Features & Benefits

What makes M-CAM the next green technology leap in electric power generation?

1. Torque ----------- M-CAM has no torque arm, eliminating the need to use torque as a limiting factor in determining mechanical horsepower required to overcome electro-magnetic resistance when electricity is being produced. All gas pressure forces directly impact the generation of electricity.
2. Power ------------ Directed gas pressure forces developed by the M-CAM design, make it necessary for the formulation of new calculations and relationships to determine potential power output with mathematics. The M-CAM rotor-magnet-to-inductor-coil relationship, curvilinear, deviates from the Tesla relationship. This deviation from the norm, allows for substantial increase in the ability of the magnetic lines of flux to ďcutĒ all of the metal in the copper inductor coils. Something that cannot be accomplished with the standard motor or generator configuration in use today.
3. Fuel ---------------- M-CAMís elimination of the torque arm allows it to directly generate more mechanical brake horsepower, in the form of electricity, pound-for-pound, than any other means or method, and will use compressed air to provide rotor mechanical power.
4. Emissions ------ M-CAMís design eliminates harmful emissions and particulate pollution.
5. Universal Size - M-CAM can be delivered in an economically small package that will provide electrical power for a wide range of applications. Simply adjust the air supply pressure and volume to suit the application. The M-CAM is scalable to virtually any size.
6. Multiple Fuels -- M-CAM operates on compressed air; use any traditional fuels, or the system supplied with each unit. (See data on the heat energy resident in the atmosphere).
7. Multiple Toroids -- M-CAMís design allows for multiple M-CAMs to be connected to the same electrical power grid or buss. The amount of usable electric power, in kilowatts, can be easily doubled with additional M-CAM units in parallel.
8. Low Parts Count - M-CAMís simple design, only one (1) moving assembly, makes it possible for an air motor generator set requiring fewer than 60 parts, meaning low capital cost when manufactured on a mass scale. The rotor is a series of magnets and spacers. A 9 inch diameter rotor assembly contains approximately 24 magnets and 23 spacers.
9. Smoothness ------- M-CAMís curvilinear design means there is no vibration.
10. Longevity ----------- M-CAMís curvilinear movement and limited number of moving parts leads to increased component life.
11. M-CAM ------------- A new design direction from other mechanical-to-electrical machines.

Descriptive data about the M-CAM:


Generates electricity by induction; permanent magnet lines of flux cut copper coils;


 The motive propulsion force is supplied by solar heat energy residing in the 5.148 quadrillion tons of atmosphere surrounding the Earth. More matter in the air than in all the water on the planet. Air is an inexhaustible renewable source of heat energy for producing electric power;
14. Because of the fundamental heat source, the system actually operates like a thermodynamic heat pump causing the generation of electricity from copper induction coils;
15. Generated electricity can be used to produce combustible gas from water;
16. Use compressed air;
17. Can operate using petroleum based fuels;
18. Uses input power from the air that is concentrated and amplified by compression to produce output power. Compressed air systems are capable of producing a coefficient of performance (COP) of greater than 4 (See data on the technology of compressed air);

Uses a novel method, a floating, rotating, segmented, continuous rotor, running inside a torus, without reciprocation;

20. Estimated weight of first future prototype ó 50 Lbs.
21. Estimated size of first future prototype ó 20" x 20" x 12"
22. Estimated power output of first future prototype ó 25kW.
23. Manufacturing costs will be reasonable ó minimal number and complexity of parts.
24. All component materials are available in the United States.
25. The power to weight ratio will be improved in production units.
26. Power production from the M-CAM configuration is not theory.
27. The M-CAM design is the first curvilinear configuration to use 100% of the power production capability of inductor coil and magnetic field interaction, maximizing energy conservation, when compared to existing generator configurations.
28. Standard generator, (Tesla configuration), magnetic-field / inductor-coil interaction is the basis for ALL rotating electrical generator applications. The present standard electricity alternator/generator (Tesla) configuration is used in virtually every gasoline fueled automobile in the world.
29. The foregoing information only attempts to set the ground-floor basis for understanding the enhanced properties of the M-CAM system, which actually is composed of the Air-Motor-Generator-Set and the Compressed Air Supply and Delivery system. Together, the two separate sections of the system function as an integrated machine. The M-CAM would not be able to generate electrical power without the attendant attributes inherent in the vast store of energy stock-piled in the air by the Sun.

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