SECTION I: Testing
|1||Has the R & D result been tested?|
The following question is replied according to the reply in question 1
|1a||In what mode has the result been tested?
• Pilot Application
• Alpha/BETA testing
|1b.||Please describe and discuss the testing results|
|1c||Describe what type of testing does the R&D result need?|
|Each element of the system is operational at different industries; therefore the individual elements do not need testing. The system as such will need testing.
1. Some experiments with a model glider, equipped with a prop, an electric generator, an accumulator, a GPS, etc. Recording the data on PC, and comparing them to the previous computer-model
2. Flight test with a motor glider in the Jet Stream. Repeating the tests of the 1. section
3. Sizing, building and testing of industrial scale flying units and accessories/components,
4. Parallel purchasing/building and testing the components of the ground station
5. Test runs of the devices tested in the previous sections. These „pilot plant” operations serve for testing of the equipment as a complete system, measuring the capabilities, correcting some parameters
6. The corrected previous system is called as „prototype”. Industrial runs are made and documented in order to show the equipment in function to the potential buyers
|1d.||What is the time needed for testing?|
|The time needed to fulfill all the tests form the model glider to the industrial scale flying unite is all together about 4 years.|
|1e.||What is the cost needed for testing?|
|According to preliminary estimates, the total cost of the R&D phase would be about 20 MUSD.|
SECTION 2: Current Stage of Development
|2a||To what extent does the development team have technical resources for supporting the production of a new product? (Researchers, human resources, hardware, etc. )|
|That will be a multidisciplinary project, which needs the synthesis of results of several trades. At the beginning they are going to apply contract-researchers or rather institutions, in order to make the plans as well as to build the first implementation of the device. The intention is to win excellent renowned experts of their profession to take part in our development, and to lay the foundations of our project. In the course of this work, we will find contact with young and motivated member of their team, and on agreement of the principal scientist this colleague will continue the work at us, and will hold the contact with his/her master and us.
|The development team is a small but very motivated one. The members are private persons, with modest financial capabilities. They can not finance this huge development project. On the other hand they have the personal contacts with most of potential members of the future research team
|2b||What are the technical issues that need to be tackled for full deployment, if needed?|
|Meteorology, airframe production, aviation especially Dynamic Soaring, electric motor-generator production, batteries for energy storage, remote control of UAV-s, GPS, forwarding energy to the surface grid
|2c||What additional technical resources are needed for the production of this new product?|
|There are two aims of the development: i.) development of the device itself, ii.) The development of the production technology. The latter is a small factory, with all of the machines needed to the diverse production.|
|2d||Overall assessment of the current stage of technical development.|
|Surface Wind Power Plants suffer from several problems. The invention gives a complete solution of them. The technical aspects of the project are well-founded and are in accordance with modern technology. The feasibility of the critical parts is explained by numerous scientific sources, proving the viability and functionality of the project. Nevertheless, the practical implementation of the invention needs further research and development, considering that even though the different components are already known and proven solutions by themselves, the design of a coherent system with their use is still a significant task.
The examination of this task, the temporal partitioning of the work, determining the conditions needed for this (e.g. funds, participants and administrative background) and the layout of a business plan is possible through a feasibility study. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of this project, it would be expedient to split this process into several parts. Each part of the feasibility study may be completed by the same professional team who would later complete the necessary R&D work.
SECTION 3: Deployment
|3a||Define the demands for large scale production in terms of|
|Like the components of the system, all the materials are also given to the large scale production, though they are frequently very sophisticated ones. On the other hand there are a lot of semi-finished articles as well as a lot of off-the-shelf components made from these materials and applicable to the system.
|The individual technologies are mostly well known, but it need further development, see section 2d.|
|The research staff will be an international one, see section 2d. The synthesis of the results and the distribution of the tasks should be the task of the inventor with his small research and administrative team.
SECTION 4: Overall Assessment
|1||What is you overall assessment of the technical feasibility of the research result?|
The technical feasibility of the possible project is well documented, see section 2d. There are some critical tasks, e.g. energy storage on planes, which needs the comprehensive evaluation of the current possibilities, and to notice the lack of further research.
KEYWORDS QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT (0-5).
|Please put X as appropriate.||1||2||3||4||5|
|Adequacy of testing activity undertaken so far||x|
|Adequacy and availability of technical resources of the development team||x|
|Current development stage||x|
|Overall technical feasibility||x|