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Thermally efficient power conversion modules for space solar power

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NRL

A space solar power system that has sun-tracking curved reflectors, such as off-axis parabolic reflectors, a secondary reflector, and a power conversion module for converting the sunlight into microwave energy and transmit the energy to remote locations. The power conversion module can have a modular stepped conical shape, with additional radiator area configured in vertical sidewalls, horizontal radiator panels, or both. Hinged, fold-out units can house the microwave conversion electronics and the antenna for transmitting the microwave radiation to the remote ground station.

Inventors: 
Jaffe, Paul I.; Nurnberger, Michael W.; Brown, Michael A.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Materials and Coatings
FIle Date: 
2012-06-20
Grant Date: 
2016-03-01
Grant time: 
1,350 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
24
Claim count percentile rank: 
4
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY