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Microwave power - An energy transmission alternative for the year 2000Recent technological advances related to the feasibility of efficient RF-dc rectification make it likely that by the year 2000 the transmission of power through space will have become a practical reality. Proposals have been made to power helicopters, aircraft, balloons, and rockets remotely. Other proposals consider the transfer of power from point to point on earth via relay through space or a transmission of power from large power sources in space. Attention has also been given to possibilities regarding the transmission of power between various points in the solar system. An outline is provided of the microwave power transmission system envisaged for the solar power satellite, taking into account the transmitting antenna, the receiver on earth, aspects of beam formation and control, transmitter options, the receiving antenna design, and cost and efficiency considerations.
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Nalos, E.
(Boeing Aerospace Co. Kent, WA, United States)
Sperber, R.
(Boeing Aerospace Co. Kent, WA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1980
Subject Category
Energy Production And Conversion
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In: NTC ''80; National Telecommunications Conference(Houston, TX)
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