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Title: System for beaming power from earth to a high altitude platform

Abstract

Power is transmitted to a high altitude platform by an array of diode pumped solid state lasers each operated at a single range of laser wavelengths outside of infrared and without using adaptive optics. Each laser produces a beam with a desired arrival spot size. An aircraft avoidance system uses a radar system for automatic control of the shutters of the lasers.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Oakland, CA
  2. Ridgecrest, CA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
874529
Patent Number(s):
US 6407535
Assignee:
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
beaming; power; earth; altitude; platform; transmitted; array; diode; pumped; solid; lasers; operated; single; range; laser; wavelengths; outside; infrared; adaptive; optics; produces; beam; arrival; spot; size; aircraft; avoidance; radar; automatic; control; shutters; laser wavelength; diode pump; /322/244/

Citation Formats

Friedman, Herbert W, and Porter, Terry J. System for beaming power from earth to a high altitude platform. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Friedman, Herbert W, & Porter, Terry J. System for beaming power from earth to a high altitude platform. United States.
Friedman, Herbert W, and Porter, Terry J. Tue . "System for beaming power from earth to a high altitude platform". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874529.
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abstractNote = {Power is transmitted to a high altitude platform by an array of diode pumped solid state lasers each operated at a single range of laser wavelengths outside of infrared and without using adaptive optics. Each laser produces a beam with a desired arrival spot size. An aircraft avoidance system uses a radar system for automatic control of the shutters of the lasers.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2002},
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