Electromagnetic compatibility, tropospheric and ionospheric aspects of SPS MPTS operations

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The results of a preliminary study of the effects of operation of a Solar Power Satellite (SPS) on the general performance of terrestrial and space based electromagnetic systems are given. In addition, the effects of a passing high energy Microwave Power Transmission System (MPTS) through the troposphere and through the ionosphere are also considered. The SPS as envisioned will be a satellite system in geosynchronous orbit with a solar array of about 144 square kilometers. The purpose of the SPS is to capture solar energy, convert the radiant energy to microwave energy and transmit it to the earth as a ... continued below

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    Publisher Info: Battelle Pacific Northwest Labs., Richland, Wash. (USA)
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The results of a preliminary study of the effects of operation of a Solar Power Satellite (SPS) on the general performance of terrestrial and space based electromagnetic systems are given. In addition, the effects of a passing high energy Microwave Power Transmission System (MPTS) through the troposphere and through the ionosphere are also considered. The SPS as envisioned will be a satellite system in geosynchronous orbit with a solar array of about 144 square kilometers. The purpose of the SPS is to capture solar energy, convert the radiant energy to microwave energy and transmit it to the earth as a beam by means of a phased array antenna one kilometer in diameter at a frequency of 2.45 GHz. At the surface of the earth, the energy beam will be captured by an antenna about 100 square kilometers which will convert the microwave energy to high voltage ac power for injection into an electrical power network. The impact of SPS operation on the lower atmosphere, the ionosphere, and on operational telecommunication systems, is addressed in a preliminary manner. Topics include (a) further study on the susceptibility of electronic equipment to SPS emissions; (b) further study on the interference potential of SPS emissions and harmonics to electromagnetic systems; (c) study of the impact of tropospheric attenuation and scattering associated with SPS operation on microwave terrestrial, air/ground and satellite/ground telecommunication systems; (d) further theoretical study on the production of ionospheric irregularities resulting from microwave heating; and (e) further experimental evidence of the impact of SPS operation on the telecommunication system performance collected in conjunction with a Platteville microwave heating experiment.

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  • Report No.: PNL-2616
  • Grant Number: EW-78-I-06-1071
  • DOI: 10.2172/5154689 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5154689
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1060509

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Electromagnetic compatibility, tropospheric and ionospheric aspects of SPS MPTS operations, report, March 1, 1978; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1060509/: accessed June 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.