Elmo's Wireless Underwater Charger Achieves Full Functionality

posted Dec 13, 2009, 12:48 PM by Karl Wendt

Elmo's Square Wave Wireless Charger Works Under Water

After weeks of trial and error Elmo's air core inductive coils succeed in transferring power through the air or water. This represents a huge leap forward for MAE. It will allow us to recharge our underwater vehicles without resurfacing and without the alignment and leak issues associated with direct contact charging underwater.   Special thanks to former JPL engineer and current MAE mentor Ralph Proud for helping Elmo create this  successful project.