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System using a megawatt class millimeter wave source and a high-power rectenna to beam power to a suspended platform

United States Patent

July 19, 2005
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A system for beaming power to a high altitude platform is based upon a high power millimeter gyrotron source, optical transmission components, and a high-power receiving antenna (i.e., a rectenna) capable of rectifying received millimeter energy and converting such energy into useable electrical power.
Caplan; Malcolm (Fremont, CA), Friedman; Herbert W. (Oakland, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
10/ 741,022
December 19, 2003
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.