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Title: Communications system using a mirror kept in outer space by electromagnetic radiation pressure

Abstract

A method and system are described for transmitting electromagnetic radiation by using a communications mirror located between about 100 kilometers and about 200 kilometers above ground. The communications mirror is kept aloft above the atmosphere by the pressure of the electromagnetic radiation which it reflects, and which is beamed at the communications mirror by a suitably constructed transmitting antenna on the ground. The communications mirror will reflect communications, such as radio, radar, or television waves up to about 1,100 kilometers away when the communications mirror is located at a height of about 100 kilometers.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Eugene, OR)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
863818
Patent Number(s):
4253190
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
E(10-1)-2230
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
communications; mirror; kept; outer; space; electromagnetic; radiation; pressure; method; described; transmitting; located; 100; kilometers; 200; ground; aloft; atmosphere; reflects; beamed; suitably; constructed; antenna; reflect; radio; radar; television; waves; height; transmitting antenna; electromagnetic radiation; radiation pressure; mirror located; outer space; /455/244/342/343/

Citation Formats

Csonka, Paul L. Communications system using a mirror kept in outer space by electromagnetic radiation pressure. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Csonka, Paul L. Communications system using a mirror kept in outer space by electromagnetic radiation pressure. United States.
Csonka, Paul L. Thu . "Communications system using a mirror kept in outer space by electromagnetic radiation pressure". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863818.
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title = {Communications system using a mirror kept in outer space by electromagnetic radiation pressure},
author = {Csonka, Paul L.},
abstractNote = {A method and system are described for transmitting electromagnetic radiation by using a communications mirror located between about 100 kilometers and about 200 kilometers above ground. The communications mirror is kept aloft above the atmosphere by the pressure of the electromagnetic radiation which it reflects, and which is beamed at the communications mirror by a suitably constructed transmitting antenna on the ground. The communications mirror will reflect communications, such as radio, radar, or television waves up to about 1,100 kilometers away when the communications mirror is located at a height of about 100 kilometers.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1981},
month = {1}
}

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