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Re: Tesla at www.poweroverwireless.com D
Original poster: Ed Phillips <evp@xxxxxxxxxxx>
I find myself agreeing with you again. That phrase "
"a lot of people are advocating "further study", presumably with
sounds just like a number of the "fringe" science advocates here on the list.
Matt D. "
This particular subject (power transmission via high power
microwave) isn't QUITE as "fringy" as some topics I've seen discussed.
I've been involved in a couple of studies involving transmitting
power to a high altitude (60,000 foot for example) airship to enable
it to remain in position (needs propulsion to overcome prevailing
winds) and power on board surveillance radars. If normal fueled
engines are used the "time on station" can be quite limited because
of fuel exhaustion while with the continuous mocrowave power supply
that problem is eliminated. The scheme would employ transmitting
antennas of the order of 100 feet or more in diameter and covering
the surface of the airship with receiving "rectannas" and the overall
efficiency would be of the order of only 10% but there's still a
remote chance it might be the best approach to the problem. In this
particular case a number of different people are spending money,
including their own. Just maybe something will be done along these
lines in the next few years.
This is clearly a situation in which Tesla's original scheme, if
it could have worked, would solve a very real problem.
Pretty far off subject I'm afraid.