Microwave power transmission system studies. Volume 4 : Sections 9 through 14 with appendices
- Brown, W. C.
- Dec 1, 1975.
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- 1 electronic document
- Additional Creators:
- Nathan, A., Meltz, G., Howell, J. M., Edwards, A., Maynard, O. E., and Haley, J. T.
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- The microwave rectifier technology, approaches to the receiving antenna, topology of rectenna circuits, assembly and construction, ROM cost estimates are discussed. Analyses and cost estimates for the equipment required to transmit the ground power to an external user. Noise and harmonic considerations are presented for both the amplitron and klystron and interference limits are identified and evaluated. The risk assessment discussion is discussed wherein technology risks are rated and ranked with regard to their importance in impacting the microwave power transmission system. The system analyses and evaluation are included of parametric studies of system relationships pertaining to geometry, materials, specific cost, specific weight, efficiency, converter packing, frequency selection, power distribution, power density, power output magnitude, power source, transportation and assembly. Capital costs per kW and energy costs as a function of rate of return, power source and transportation costs as well as build cycle time are presented. The critical technology and ground test program are discussed along with ROM costs and schedule. The orbital test program with associated critical technology and ground based program based on full implementation of the defined objectives is discussed.
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- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19760008509.
Accession ID: 76N15597.
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