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									Wireless Power Transmission
    and the Effect of its
 Development on Planetary
         Exploration

                 Nicola Soper
    International Space University SSP05
   Mars Society Conference 5th August 2005
                 Introduction
   History
   Technology
   Limitations
   Benefits and General Applications
   Near term Affects for Mars Exploration
   Long term affects for Mars Exploration
   Conclusions

                           Nicola Soper
06/08/2005         Mars Society Conference 2005
                       History of WPT
   Brief History
        Nikola Telsa – Experimented in 1899
                 Imagined a global wireless power distribution system
        William Brown
                 Established microwave to electricity conversion
        Invention of the Solar Panel
                 First NASA solar powered satellite 1958
        Oil Crisis
                 NASA program




                                     Nicola Soper
06/08/2005                   Mars Society Conference 2005
                            Technology

     Solar Harnessing
                Dynamic Power Generation via turbomachinery
                Photovoltaic Cells
     Beam Technology
                Microwave (Radio frequency)
                Laser (Infrared Frequency


                Alternative = Mirrors to focus direct sunlight



                                      Nicola Soper
06/08/2005                    Mars Society Conference 2005
                          Limitations
   Cost
   Atmospheric and Weather Effects
   Safety
   Technical Maturity
   Legal
        Article IV of Outer Space Treaty 1967???, is it a weapon of
         Mass Destruction?
        ABM Treaty
        Article II of Outer Space Treaty Non-Appropriation of space
         (protection)
        ENMOD convention

                                   Nicola Soper
06/08/2005                 Mars Society Conference 2005
             Benefits and Applications
   In Orbit
        Greater Intensity of Sunlight in Space
        Independence on Temporal Cycle - 99% time in
         Sunlight in GEO
        Not subject to dimming over day period
        Not subject to weather affects




                                 Nicola Soper
06/08/2005               Mars Society Conference 2005
             Benefits and Applications

   Greater Power per unit
    area
   Light weight deployable
    structures
   Alternative to Solar
    Arrays and Nuclear
    Power


                            Nicola Soper
06/08/2005          Mars Society Conference 2005
                     Some Applications
   Global Energy Demand
                50 x (5km squared panels) illuminated 99% time
   Beamed Energy Transportation
                Direction Propellant heating
                Electric Power
   Lunar Base, ISS, Satellite Constellation
   Commercial Applications
                Tourism, Hotels etc.
   Planetary Exploration and Colonisation
   Planetary Protection
                                       Nicola Soper
06/08/2005                     Mars Society Conference 2005
              Planetary Exploration
                   - Near Term
   Mission to Meridium
    Planum
        Remote Locations
        Mass Advantages
        24hr Power




                              Nicola Soper
06/08/2005            Mars Society Conference 2005
             Planetary Exploration
                  - Long Term
   Colonisation
   Exploration, Human and Robotic
   Multi Settlements
   Satellite Networks e.g. Communications,
    Remote Sensing, GPS etc.
   Planetary Protection
   Planetary Environmental
    Control
                           Nicola Soper
06/08/2005         Mars Society Conference 2005
        Thank you
      Any Questions?
              Nicola Soper
 International Space University SSP05
Mars Society Conference 5th August 2005

								
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