A project originating with Georgia Institute of Technology is described in which the International Space Station (ISS) serves as an experimental platform for the relay of energy from space to earth. The multi-nation test will feature the transmission of small amounts of solar-generated electric power from the ISS using millimeter waves, for the purposes of collecting atmospheric propagation data and testing technologies for power beaming, aiming, and reception. This initiative represents an early first-step towards installation of a global Space Solar Power Grid emphasizing international collaboration, synergy with the terrestrial energy industry and with retail power beaming markets. The technical paper on which this visualization is based is listed in References below.
Advisors: Prof. N. Komerath, Prof. D. Flournoy, Kyle Perkins (Designer)
Alvarez, Max; Bon, Harold; Butler, Jason; Clark, Jimmy; Engle, Kent; Felix, Ben; Goldberg, Tyler; Mercer, Colin; Roades, Shelby; Seszut, Zoe; Stephens, Michael; Zhang, Jiexiong; Zoccola, Anthony; Patel, Chinar; Leon, Ben; Bennet, Scott; Lascorz, Roger; Pierre, Oscar; Shah, Somil; Panjawani, Rahim; Dowling, Nicole; and Barbely, Natasha
"Multi-Nation WPT Demonstration Experiments,"
Online Journal of Space Communication: Vol. 10
, Article 3.
Available at: https://ohioopen.library.ohio.edu/spacejournal/vol10/iss17/3
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