The History of Power Transmission by Radio Waves

  title={The History of Power Transmission by Radio Waves},
  author={William C. Brown},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques},
  • W. Brown
  • Published 1984
  • Engineering
  • IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
The history of power transmission by radiowaves is reviewed from Heinrich Hertz to the present time with emphasis upon the free-space microwave power transmission era beginning in 1958. The history of the technology is developed in terms of its relationship to the intended applications. These include microwave powered aircraft and the Solar Power Satellite concept. 
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