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Laser power transmission for the energy supply to the rover exploring ice on the bottom of the crater in the lunar polar region
Author(s): Kazuya Takeda; M. Tanaka; S. Miura; Kazuhisa Hashimoto; Nobuki Kawashima
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Paper Abstract

A use of the energy transmission system is proposed to supply the scientific rover to confirm the existence of ice on the moon at the bottom of craters in the lunar polar region, where no sun light reaches at all through the year and it is a cryogenic environment. A small system model has been fabricated that it is principally possible. A full size rover model is now going on and 100 m energy transmission experiment will be done soon. Major technological problems to be solve to realize the system in the actual lunar exploration is also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 June 2002
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4632, Laser and Beam Control Technologies, (4 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.469770
Show Author Affiliations
Kazuya Takeda, Kinki Univ. (Japan)
M. Tanaka, Kinki Univ. (Japan)
S. Miura, Kinki Univ. (Japan)
Kazuhisa Hashimoto, Kinki Univ. (Japan)
Nobuki Kawashima, Kinki Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4632:
Laser and Beam Control Technologies
Santanu Basu; James F. Riker, Editor(s)

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