Abstract

The concept of constructing a solar space station from autonomous satellites connected by information and energy channels is proposed. Some of the satellites of this system carry laser channels for transmitting energy to the earth, while others act as photoconverters of solar energy into electric energy, followed by transmission to a radiator satellite by a noncontact magnetic-resonance method.

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2012 (1)

C. A. Schafer and D. Gray, “Transmission media appropriate laser-microwave solar power satellite system,” Acta Astron. 79, No. 11, 140 (2012).
[CrossRef]

2011 (1)

V. K. Sysoev, A. D. Ponamarenko, and A. A. Verlan, “World trends in the development of space power stations,” Al’tern. Kilovatt No. 5 (11), 14 (2011).

2010 (2)

V. K. Sysoev, K. M. Pichkhadze, and E. A. Arapov, “Analysis of possible setups for constructing solar space-based power stations,” Polet No. 6, 34 (2010).

A. Kurs, R. Moftatt, and M. Soljacic, “Simultaneous mid-range power transfer to multiple devices,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, No. 4, 44 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2008 (1)

N. Shah and O. C. Brown, “Fractionated satellites: Changing the future of risk and opportunity for space systems,” High Frontier 5, 29 (2008).

2003 (1)

K. Ramanathan, M. A. Contreras, C. L. Perkins, S. Asher, F. S. Hasoon, J. Keane, D. Young, M. Romero, W. Metzger, R. Noufi, J. Ward, and A. Duda, “Properties of 19.2% efficiency ZnO/CdS/CuInGaSe2 thin-film solar cells,” Prog. Photovolt. No. 11 (4), 225 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

A. S. Kurkov, E. M. Sholokhov, V. B. Tsvetkov, A. V. Marakulin, L. A. Minashina, O. I. Medvedkov, and A. F. Kosolapov, “Holmium fibre laser with record quantum efficiency,” Kvant. Elektron. (Moscow)No. 41 (6), 492 (2001). [Quantum Electron. 41, 492 (2001)].

1968 (1)

P. E. Glaser, “Power from the Sun: its future,” Science 162, 867 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Arapov, E. A.

V. K. Sysoev, K. M. Pichkhadze, and E. A. Arapov, “Analysis of possible setups for constructing solar space-based power stations,” Polet No. 6, 34 (2010).

Asher, S.

K. Ramanathan, M. A. Contreras, C. L. Perkins, S. Asher, F. S. Hasoon, J. Keane, D. Young, M. Romero, W. Metzger, R. Noufi, J. Ward, and A. Duda, “Properties of 19.2% efficiency ZnO/CdS/CuInGaSe2 thin-film solar cells,” Prog. Photovolt. No. 11 (4), 225 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Brown, O. C.

N. Shah and O. C. Brown, “Fractionated satellites: Changing the future of risk and opportunity for space systems,” High Frontier 5, 29 (2008).

Contreras, M. A.

K. Ramanathan, M. A. Contreras, C. L. Perkins, S. Asher, F. S. Hasoon, J. Keane, D. Young, M. Romero, W. Metzger, R. Noufi, J. Ward, and A. Duda, “Properties of 19.2% efficiency ZnO/CdS/CuInGaSe2 thin-film solar cells,” Prog. Photovolt. No. 11 (4), 225 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Duda, A.

K. Ramanathan, M. A. Contreras, C. L. Perkins, S. Asher, F. S. Hasoon, J. Keane, D. Young, M. Romero, W. Metzger, R. Noufi, J. Ward, and A. Duda, “Properties of 19.2% efficiency ZnO/CdS/CuInGaSe2 thin-film solar cells,” Prog. Photovolt. No. 11 (4), 225 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Glaser, P. E.

P. E. Glaser, “Power from the Sun: its future,” Science 162, 867 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Gray, D.

C. A. Schafer and D. Gray, “Transmission media appropriate laser-microwave solar power satellite system,” Acta Astron. 79, No. 11, 140 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Hasoon, F. S.

K. Ramanathan, M. A. Contreras, C. L. Perkins, S. Asher, F. S. Hasoon, J. Keane, D. Young, M. Romero, W. Metzger, R. Noufi, J. Ward, and A. Duda, “Properties of 19.2% efficiency ZnO/CdS/CuInGaSe2 thin-film solar cells,” Prog. Photovolt. No. 11 (4), 225 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Keane, J.

K. Ramanathan, M. A. Contreras, C. L. Perkins, S. Asher, F. S. Hasoon, J. Keane, D. Young, M. Romero, W. Metzger, R. Noufi, J. Ward, and A. Duda, “Properties of 19.2% efficiency ZnO/CdS/CuInGaSe2 thin-film solar cells,” Prog. Photovolt. No. 11 (4), 225 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Kharlov, B. N.

V. A. Komkov, V. M. Mel’nikov, and B. N. Kharlov, Space-based Solar Batteries Formable by Centrifugal Forces (Cheros, Moscow, 2007).

Komkov, V. A.

V. A. Komkov, V. M. Mel’nikov, and B. N. Kharlov, Space-based Solar Batteries Formable by Centrifugal Forces (Cheros, Moscow, 2007).

Kosolapov, A. F.

A. S. Kurkov, E. M. Sholokhov, V. B. Tsvetkov, A. V. Marakulin, L. A. Minashina, O. I. Medvedkov, and A. F. Kosolapov, “Holmium fibre laser with record quantum efficiency,” Kvant. Elektron. (Moscow)No. 41 (6), 492 (2001). [Quantum Electron. 41, 492 (2001)].

Kurkov, A. S.

A. S. Kurkov, E. M. Sholokhov, V. B. Tsvetkov, A. V. Marakulin, L. A. Minashina, O. I. Medvedkov, and A. F. Kosolapov, “Holmium fibre laser with record quantum efficiency,” Kvant. Elektron. (Moscow)No. 41 (6), 492 (2001). [Quantum Electron. 41, 492 (2001)].

Kurs, A.

A. Kurs, R. Moftatt, and M. Soljacic, “Simultaneous mid-range power transfer to multiple devices,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, No. 4, 44 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Marakulin, A. V.

A. S. Kurkov, E. M. Sholokhov, V. B. Tsvetkov, A. V. Marakulin, L. A. Minashina, O. I. Medvedkov, and A. F. Kosolapov, “Holmium fibre laser with record quantum efficiency,” Kvant. Elektron. (Moscow)No. 41 (6), 492 (2001). [Quantum Electron. 41, 492 (2001)].

Medvedkov, O. I.

A. S. Kurkov, E. M. Sholokhov, V. B. Tsvetkov, A. V. Marakulin, L. A. Minashina, O. I. Medvedkov, and A. F. Kosolapov, “Holmium fibre laser with record quantum efficiency,” Kvant. Elektron. (Moscow)No. 41 (6), 492 (2001). [Quantum Electron. 41, 492 (2001)].

Mel’nikov, V. M.

V. A. Komkov, V. M. Mel’nikov, and B. N. Kharlov, Space-based Solar Batteries Formable by Centrifugal Forces (Cheros, Moscow, 2007).

Metzger, W.

K. Ramanathan, M. A. Contreras, C. L. Perkins, S. Asher, F. S. Hasoon, J. Keane, D. Young, M. Romero, W. Metzger, R. Noufi, J. Ward, and A. Duda, “Properties of 19.2% efficiency ZnO/CdS/CuInGaSe2 thin-film solar cells,” Prog. Photovolt. No. 11 (4), 225 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Minashina, L. A.

A. S. Kurkov, E. M. Sholokhov, V. B. Tsvetkov, A. V. Marakulin, L. A. Minashina, O. I. Medvedkov, and A. F. Kosolapov, “Holmium fibre laser with record quantum efficiency,” Kvant. Elektron. (Moscow)No. 41 (6), 492 (2001). [Quantum Electron. 41, 492 (2001)].

Moftatt, R.

A. Kurs, R. Moftatt, and M. Soljacic, “Simultaneous mid-range power transfer to multiple devices,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, No. 4, 44 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Noufi, R.

K. Ramanathan, M. A. Contreras, C. L. Perkins, S. Asher, F. S. Hasoon, J. Keane, D. Young, M. Romero, W. Metzger, R. Noufi, J. Ward, and A. Duda, “Properties of 19.2% efficiency ZnO/CdS/CuInGaSe2 thin-film solar cells,” Prog. Photovolt. No. 11 (4), 225 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Perkins, C. L.

K. Ramanathan, M. A. Contreras, C. L. Perkins, S. Asher, F. S. Hasoon, J. Keane, D. Young, M. Romero, W. Metzger, R. Noufi, J. Ward, and A. Duda, “Properties of 19.2% efficiency ZnO/CdS/CuInGaSe2 thin-film solar cells,” Prog. Photovolt. No. 11 (4), 225 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Pichkhadze, K. M.

V. K. Sysoev, K. M. Pichkhadze, and E. A. Arapov, “Analysis of possible setups for constructing solar space-based power stations,” Polet No. 6, 34 (2010).

Ponamarenko, A. D.

V. K. Sysoev, A. D. Ponamarenko, and A. A. Verlan, “World trends in the development of space power stations,” Al’tern. Kilovatt No. 5 (11), 14 (2011).

Ramanathan, K.

K. Ramanathan, M. A. Contreras, C. L. Perkins, S. Asher, F. S. Hasoon, J. Keane, D. Young, M. Romero, W. Metzger, R. Noufi, J. Ward, and A. Duda, “Properties of 19.2% efficiency ZnO/CdS/CuInGaSe2 thin-film solar cells,” Prog. Photovolt. No. 11 (4), 225 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Romero, M.

K. Ramanathan, M. A. Contreras, C. L. Perkins, S. Asher, F. S. Hasoon, J. Keane, D. Young, M. Romero, W. Metzger, R. Noufi, J. Ward, and A. Duda, “Properties of 19.2% efficiency ZnO/CdS/CuInGaSe2 thin-film solar cells,” Prog. Photovolt. No. 11 (4), 225 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Schafer, C. A.

C. A. Schafer and D. Gray, “Transmission media appropriate laser-microwave solar power satellite system,” Acta Astron. 79, No. 11, 140 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Shah, N.

N. Shah and O. C. Brown, “Fractionated satellites: Changing the future of risk and opportunity for space systems,” High Frontier 5, 29 (2008).

Sholokhov, E. M.

A. S. Kurkov, E. M. Sholokhov, V. B. Tsvetkov, A. V. Marakulin, L. A. Minashina, O. I. Medvedkov, and A. F. Kosolapov, “Holmium fibre laser with record quantum efficiency,” Kvant. Elektron. (Moscow)No. 41 (6), 492 (2001). [Quantum Electron. 41, 492 (2001)].

Soljacic, M.

A. Kurs, R. Moftatt, and M. Soljacic, “Simultaneous mid-range power transfer to multiple devices,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, No. 4, 44 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Sysoev, V. K.

V. K. Sysoev, A. D. Ponamarenko, and A. A. Verlan, “World trends in the development of space power stations,” Al’tern. Kilovatt No. 5 (11), 14 (2011).

V. K. Sysoev, K. M. Pichkhadze, and E. A. Arapov, “Analysis of possible setups for constructing solar space-based power stations,” Polet No. 6, 34 (2010).

Tsvetkov, V. B.

A. S. Kurkov, E. M. Sholokhov, V. B. Tsvetkov, A. V. Marakulin, L. A. Minashina, O. I. Medvedkov, and A. F. Kosolapov, “Holmium fibre laser with record quantum efficiency,” Kvant. Elektron. (Moscow)No. 41 (6), 492 (2001). [Quantum Electron. 41, 492 (2001)].

Verlan, A. A.

V. K. Sysoev, A. D. Ponamarenko, and A. A. Verlan, “World trends in the development of space power stations,” Al’tern. Kilovatt No. 5 (11), 14 (2011).

Ward, J.

K. Ramanathan, M. A. Contreras, C. L. Perkins, S. Asher, F. S. Hasoon, J. Keane, D. Young, M. Romero, W. Metzger, R. Noufi, J. Ward, and A. Duda, “Properties of 19.2% efficiency ZnO/CdS/CuInGaSe2 thin-film solar cells,” Prog. Photovolt. No. 11 (4), 225 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Young, D.

K. Ramanathan, M. A. Contreras, C. L. Perkins, S. Asher, F. S. Hasoon, J. Keane, D. Young, M. Romero, W. Metzger, R. Noufi, J. Ward, and A. Duda, “Properties of 19.2% efficiency ZnO/CdS/CuInGaSe2 thin-film solar cells,” Prog. Photovolt. No. 11 (4), 225 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Acta Astron. (1)

C. A. Schafer and D. Gray, “Transmission media appropriate laser-microwave solar power satellite system,” Acta Astron. 79, No. 11, 140 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Al’tern. Kilovatt (1)

V. K. Sysoev, A. D. Ponamarenko, and A. A. Verlan, “World trends in the development of space power stations,” Al’tern. Kilovatt No. 5 (11), 14 (2011).

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

A. Kurs, R. Moftatt, and M. Soljacic, “Simultaneous mid-range power transfer to multiple devices,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, No. 4, 44 (2010).
[CrossRef]

High Frontier (1)

N. Shah and O. C. Brown, “Fractionated satellites: Changing the future of risk and opportunity for space systems,” High Frontier 5, 29 (2008).

Kvant. Elektron. (Moscow) (1)

A. S. Kurkov, E. M. Sholokhov, V. B. Tsvetkov, A. V. Marakulin, L. A. Minashina, O. I. Medvedkov, and A. F. Kosolapov, “Holmium fibre laser with record quantum efficiency,” Kvant. Elektron. (Moscow)No. 41 (6), 492 (2001). [Quantum Electron. 41, 492 (2001)].

Polet (1)

V. K. Sysoev, K. M. Pichkhadze, and E. A. Arapov, “Analysis of possible setups for constructing solar space-based power stations,” Polet No. 6, 34 (2010).

Prog. Photovolt. (1)

K. Ramanathan, M. A. Contreras, C. L. Perkins, S. Asher, F. S. Hasoon, J. Keane, D. Young, M. Romero, W. Metzger, R. Noufi, J. Ward, and A. Duda, “Properties of 19.2% efficiency ZnO/CdS/CuInGaSe2 thin-film solar cells,” Prog. Photovolt. No. 11 (4), 225 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Science (1)

P. E. Glaser, “Power from the Sun: its future,” Science 162, 867 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

“IPG Photonics Corporation. The Fiber Laser Company™,” in Needham’s Fourteenth Annual Growth Conference, January 10, 2012.

V. A. Komkov, V. M. Mel’nikov, and B. N. Kharlov, Space-based Solar Batteries Formable by Centrifugal Forces (Cheros, Moscow, 2007).

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