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Research and Markets: Analyzing Microwave Power Transmission & Solar Power Satellite Systems.

DUBLIN -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Analyzing Microwave Power Transmission & Solar Power Satellite Systems" report to their offering.

Microwave power transmission (MPT) involves the usage of microwaves to transmit power through outer space or the atmosphere without the need for wires. It is a sub-type of the more general wireless energy transfer methods, and is the most interesting because microwave devices offer the highest efficiency of conversion between DC-electricity and microwave radiative power.

Following World War II, which saw the development of high-power microwave emitters known as cavity magnetrons, the idea of using microwaves to transmit power was researched. In 1964, William C. Brown demonstrated a miniature helicopter equipped with a combination antenna and rectifier device called a rectenna. The rectenna converted microwave power into electricity, allowing the helicopter to fly. In principle, the rectenna is capable of very high conversion efficiencies - over 90% in optimal circumstances.

Most proposed MPT systems now usually include a phased array microwave transmitter. While these have lower efficiency levels they have the advantage of being electrically steered using no moving parts, and are easier to scale to the necessary levels that a practical MPT system requires.

Aruvians Rsearch presents a complete analysis of the myriad uses of Microwave Power Transmission, and one of its biggest application - Solar Power Satellite Systems. In its report, Analyzing Microwave Power Transmission & Solar Power Satellite Systems, Aruvians Rsearch puts forth an analytical view of wireless transmission systems, the basics of microwave power transmission systems, its uses, benefits, challenges facing the technology, global activities going on in the field of MPT, and its applications.

One of the biggest applications of microwave power transmission at the moment is its utility in solar power satellite systems, or SPS. The report takes an in-depth view on the basics of the system, how microwave power transmission is used in SPS, the challenges facing SPS, environmental and health impact of the SPS and much more. The report further also analyzes the Space Solar Power System (SSPS), delving into the vast amount of research conducted on this topic by NASA.

The leading industry contributors to the field of microwave power transmission is also looked at in the report.

Key Topics Covered:

Executive Summary

Understanding the Transmission Medium

Analyzing Wireless Energy Transfer/Wireless Power Transmission

* Overview

* Modern Day Usage of Wireless Power Transmission

* Determining the Power & Size Levels

* Efficiency of Wireless Power Transmission Systems

* Near Field Wireless Transmission Techniques

* Far Field Wireless Transmission Techniques

Introduction to Microwave Power Transmission

* History of Microwave Power Transmission

* Overview of Microwave Power Transmission

* Safety Concerns

* Basic Idea behind MPT

* Uses of MPT

* Applications of MPT

* Current Technology

* Upcoming Technology

Looking at Global MPT Activities

* Microwave Power Transmission in Canada

* Microwave Power Transmission in Europe

* Microwave Power Transmission in the US

Analyzing the Solar Power Satellite (SPS)

* Introduction

* History of SPS

* Understanding the SPS Concept

* Advantages of SPS

* Challenges

* Critics of SPS

* Economical Analysis of SPS

* Comparing SPS with Biofuels

* Comparing SPS with Wind Power

Analyzing the Design of SPS

* Introduction

* Conversion of Solar Energy

* Comparing Photovoltaics, Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems, & Solar Dynamic

* Lifetime Cycle Analysis

* System Energy Benefits

* Looking at Wireless Power Transmission from Earth

* Determining the Spacecraft Size

* Earth-based Antenna - Critical Part of the SPS Concept

Current Status of SPS

Microwave Power Transmission on SPS

* SPS Factors to be Considered

* Looking at Microwave Generators

Looking at Rectenna & Ground Segments

Effects of the SPS

* Environmental Impact of the SPS Microwave Beam

* Impact of SPS on Earth

* Impact on Communication

* Effect of MPT on Human Health

Technical Issues with SPS

SPS Radio Technologies

* Microwave Power Transmission

* Microwave Power Devices

* Rectennas

* Calibration & Control

Analyzing the Different Solar Power Satellite Models

* 'Abacus' Satellite Configuration

* JAXA Models

* Glaser SPS Concept

* SPS2000

* 'SolarDisc' Space Solar Power Concept

Analyzing the Space Solar Power System & MPT

* Introduction

* Analysis of the System

* Analysis of the Major Subsystem Accomplishments

Space Solar Power Activities of NASA

* Introduction

* Defining Space Solar Power

* Importance of Space Solar Power

* Analyzing Recent SSP Findings

* Analyzing SPS & SSP Activities in the United States - A Historical Look

* NASA's 'Fresh Look' Study

* Analyzing the SSP Concept Definition Study by NASA

* Analyzing the SSP Exploratory Research & Technology (SERT) Program

* Role of the National Research Council

* Current NASA R&D in SSP

Space Solar Power Activities in Japan

* Analyzing the JAXA Models

Case Studies

* Microwave Power Transmission in China

* Microwave Power Transmission in Indonesia

Leading Industry Contributors

* Anaren Inc

* Conolog Corporation

* CPI International Inc

* Emrise Corporation

* Kevlin Corporation

* L-3 Electron Technologies Inc

* MEGA Industries LLC

* Micronetics, Inc

* Microwave Engineering Corporation

Future Perspective: Microwave Power Transmission


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