SUMMARY REPORT ON SHARP (STATIONARY HIGH ALTITUDE RELAY PLATFORM). PART A - TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY OF MICROWAVE-POWERED AIRPLANES

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Authors
  1. Jull, G.W.
Corporate Authors
Communications Research Centre, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The SHARP (Stationary High Altitude Relay Platform) system concept envisages use of high altitude microwave-powered airplanes as platforms to relay telecommunications signals. The concept takes advantage of microwave power transmission developments associated with the Solar Power Satellite and High Altitude Powered Platform concepts and adapts these to Canadian needs. Microwave power would be transmitted from a large ground antenna system to an unmanned airplane circling at bout 21 km. This power would be converted to dc power using rectennas on lower surfaces of the airplane. The dc power would drive lightweight electric motors.
Keywords
Airplanes
Report Number
CRC-1393 — @For French version see DSIS 87-01326
Date of publication
15 Sep 1985
Number of Pages
24
DSTKIM No
87-01327
CANDIS No
50165
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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