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Laser power beaming for defense and security applications
Author(s): Thomas J. Nugent; Jordin T. Kare
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Paper Abstract

Laser power beaming - transmitting electric power without wires via laser - has been demonstrated for kilowatt power levels and kilometer distances. This paper reviews the demonstrated and projected capabilities and limitations of laser power beaming, and analyzes the requirements for several application areas relevant to defense and security: unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), communications relays, sensor networks, and field unit or forward base power.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 May 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8045, Unmanned Systems Technology XIII, 804514 (24 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.886169
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Thomas J. Nugent, LaserMotive (United States)
Jordin T. Kare, LaserMotive (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8045:
Unmanned Systems Technology XIII
Douglas W. Gage; Charles M. Shoemaker; Robert E. Karlsen; Grant R. Gerhart, Editor(s)

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