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A lightweight tile structure integrating photovoltaic conversion and RF power transfer for space solar power applications

Gdoutos, Eleftherios E. and Leclerc, Christophe and Royer, Fabien and Kelzenberg, Michael D. and Warmann, Emily C. and Espinet-González, Pilar and Vaidya, Nina and Bohn, Florian and Abiri, Behrooz and Hashemi, Mohammed R. and Gal-Katziri, Matan and Fikes, Austin and Atwater, Harry A. and Hajimiri, Ali and Pellegrino, Sergio (2018) A lightweight tile structure integrating photovoltaic conversion and RF power transfer for space solar power applications. In: AIAA Scitech 2018 Forum. AIAA , Reston, VA, Art. No. 2018-2202. ISBN 9781624105302. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20190805-134837271

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Abstract

We demonstrate the development of a prototype lightweight (1.5 kg/m^3) tile structure capable of photovoltaic solar power capture, conversion to radio frequency power, and transmission through antennas. This modular tile can be repeated over an arbitrary area to forma large aperture which could be placed in orbit to collect sunlight and transmit electricity to any location. Prototype design is described and validated through finite element analysis, and high-precision ultra-light component manufacture and robust assembly are described.


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https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2018-2202DOIArticle
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Kelzenberg, Michael D.0000-0002-6249-2827
Warmann, Emily C.0000-0002-2810-4608
Espinet-González, Pilar0000-0002-7656-0077
Abiri, Behrooz0000-0002-3317-2752
Gal-Katziri, Matan0000-0001-9100-1188
Atwater, Harry A.0000-0001-9435-0201
Hajimiri, Ali0000-0001-6736-8019
Pellegrino, Sergio0000-0001-9373-3278
Additional Information:© 2018 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Financial support from the Northrop Grumman Corporation is gratefully acknowledged.
Group:GALCIT, Space Solar Power Project
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Northrop Grumman CorporationUNSPECIFIED
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Official Citation:A lightweight tile structure integrating photovoltaic conversion and RF power transfer for space solar power applications Eleftherios Gdoutos, Christophe Leclerc, Fabien Royer, Michael D. Kelzenberg, Emily C. Warmann, Pilar Espinet-Gonzalez, Nina Vaidya, Florian Bohn, Behrooz Abiri, Mohammed R. Hashemi, Matan Gal-Katziri, Austin Fikes, Harry Atwater, Ali Hajimiri, and Sergio Pellegrino 2018 AIAA Spacecraft Structures Conference. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2018-2202
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Deposited On:05 Aug 2019 23:08
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