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M2 Team WERMS (WE Rectify Microwave Signals) Zack Anderson Darrell Cain
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Motivation
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Why Microwave? • Efficient method of transmitting large amounts of energy • Small wavelength = higher energy • Passes easily through the atmosphere
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Uses • Orbiting solar “power plant” satellites • Aircrafts • Transportation (“Space Elevator”) • Basically anywhere large power sources are not feasible to store, a tether is near impossible, and a high energy demand exists
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Requirements • Provide enough power to the climber over 50 seconds to meet the following requirements from it’s capacitor array – 24 V – 400 W – 16.7 amps • Properly shield the rest of the climber from the microwave source
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Parameters • Must optimize for efficiency Power Out/Power In Constraints -Size of Beam -Speed of climber -Amount of capacitor energy -Efficiency of Climber climber climb 0 2 /c l i m b e r c l i m b 0 1 0( / ) 4 11 / ) 24 t out gross t use nonuse panel rect gross gross PW d t m h g rA m v d t m h g μ ε ρε ≤−
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Arriving At An Answer
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course AERO 16.810 taught by Professor Olivierdeweck during the Winter '07 term at MIT.

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