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Optimization Techniques for the Power Beaming Analysis of Microwave Transmissions from a Space-Based Solar Power Satellite

By W. Feldman, W. Gu, A. Limon, M. Kandes, W. Kang and M. Rezaei


In the 21st century, the development of technologies to produce carbon free power sources remains paramount. In this paper, we study an optimal power transmission strategy from a space-based satellite generation station to Earth using scalar diffraction theory. The resulting model is then solved via a spectral method that guarantees a compactly supposed profile from the transmitting antenna. Finally, the problem is then solved via a more general pseudo-spectral method using control theory

Topics: Energy and utilities, Aerospace and defence
Year: 2009
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