Microwave Power Transmission Technologies for Solar Power Satellites

  title={Microwave Power Transmission Technologies for Solar Power Satellites},
  author={Susumu Sasaki and Koji Tanaka and Ken-ichiro Maki},
  journal={Proceedings of the IEEE},
A solar power satellite (SPS) is a renewable energy system that converts the sun's energy into electricity in space and transmits it to Earth using microwaves. The SPS concept, first proposed in 1968 in the United States, has recently started attracting increased public attention as a promising energy system that can be used to resolve global environmental and energy problems. One of the most challenging technologies for the SPS is microwave power transmission from the geostationary orbit to… 

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