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High Intensity Laser Power Beaming Architecture for Space and Terrestrial MissionsHigh Intensity Laser Power Beaming (HILPB) has been developed as a technique to achieve Wireless Power Transmission (WPT) for both space and terrestrial applications. In this paper, the system architecture and hardware results for a terrestrial application of HILPB are presented. These results demonstrate continuous conversion of high intensity optical energy at near-IR wavelengths directly to electrical energy at output power levels as high as 6.24 W from the single cell 0.8 cm2 aperture receiver. These results are scalable, and may be realized by implementing receiver arraying and utilizing higher power source lasers. This type of system would enable long range optical refueling of electric platforms, such as MUAV s, airships, robotic exploration missions and provide power to spacecraft platforms which may utilize it to drive electric means of propulsion.
Document ID
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Nayfeh, Taysir
(Cleveland State Univ. Cleveland, OH, United States)
Fast, Brian
(Orbital Research, Inc. Cleveland, OH, United States)
Raible, Daniel
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Dinca, Dragos
(Northrop Grumman Information Technology, Inc. Cleveland, OH, United States)
Tollis, Nick
(QinetiQ North America Cleveland, OH, United States)
Jalics, Andrew
(QinetiQ North America Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 2011
Subject Category
Lasers And Masers
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
2010 Advanced Space Propulsion Workshop(Colorado Springs, CO)
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 439432.
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
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