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dc.contributor.advisorRhoades, Mark M.
dc.contributor.authorChow, David J.
dc.dateJun-13
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-01T16:51:30Z
dc.date.available2013-08-01T16:51:30Z
dc.date.issued2013-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/34645
dc.description.abstractDelivering electrical power to remote military bases can be an expensive and dangerous task. The idea of delivering renewable power to remote military bases through space-based solar power has existed for many years, but has not yet materialized. This research sought to examine existing studies and leverage their findings to determine a systems architecture and subsequent design alternatives that could deliver space-based solar power to a military base in Afghanistan. Three design alternatives were created and were based on the defined systems architecture. The system attributes vary by design alternative, to include transmitter size, rectenna size, power transmitted, mass of components, and number of launches required. The design attributes were weighted accordingly to stakeholder objectives. In turn, the entire design alternative was given a Measure of Effectiveness score. This score was used to determine the most effective design alternative among the designs presented in this research. The result is one of the three designs conclusively meets stakeholder requirements and is more effective than the others, yet further research should be done to improve the design and address other concerns, such as the extremely high cost of the system and the potential environmental and safety issues of the high-power microwave beam.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/exploringfeasibi1094534645
dc.publisherMonterey California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleExploring the feasibility of providing electrical power to remote bases via space-based solar power satellitesen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderPaulo, Eugene P.
dc.contributor.departmentSystems Engineering (SE)
dc.subject.authorSpace-Based Solar Poweren_US
dc.subject.authorPower Beamingen_US
dc.subject.authorWireless Power Transmissionen_US
dc.description.serviceCivilian, United States Air Forceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Systems Engineering Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSystems Engineering Managementen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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