asteroza + ir + heliogyro   1

SSI2010SSPpaper.pdf (application/pdf Object)
Interesting concept for an SPS using a thin film solar cell array operating as a spin stabilized panel, similar to a solar sail. Uses IR power transmission, probably laser based. Unfortunately, the setup for the laser is not ideal, as it would have to have the laser at the rotating center, requiring either a big central power yoke/gymbal with slip ring, or fixed lasers near the center with active beam steering. Actually fixed lasers with that recently developed polarized grating liquid crystal laser beam steering mechanism might work well here since it's solid state.
SPS  SSP  SBSP  space  solar  power  satellite  design  concept  heliogyro  spin  stabilized  electric  sail  laser  IR  beaming  Delicious 
november 2011 by asteroza

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