Microwave Rocket: Beamed Energy Propulsion Seminar Report, PPT

Download seminar report and ppt on the topic Microwave Rocket: Beamed Energy Propulsion. Microwave Rocket beamed energy propulsion has been proposed as a potential candidate for an additional space launch system in the future. The method is more efficient than transmission of energy by high-frequency waves.

Microwave Rocket: Beamed Energy Propulsion Seminar Report

In this article, we have uploaded some research papers, which will help the students to understand the concept of Beamed Energy Propulsion. The first paper titled Beam Space Propulsion by Alexander Bolonkin  Author offers a revolutionary method - non-rocket transfer of energy and thrust into Space with a distance of millions of kilometers. The author has developed theory and made the computations. The method is more efficient than the transmission of energy by high-frequency waves. The method may be used for space launch and for acceleration the spaceship and probes for very high speeds, up to relativistic speed by current technology. Research also contains prospective projects which illustrate the possibilities of the suggested method. 

The second paper titled Design of Microwave Rocket Beamed Energy Propulsion Transmission Receiving System authored by Nat Wongsuryrat, Kenta Asai, Masafumi Fukunari, Toshikazu Yamaguchi, and Kimiya Komurasaki from The University of Tokyo. Microwave Rocket is expected to receive an expanded beam from the transmission mirror system on the ground, thus the receiving system is needed to guide the beam into the thruster.

Moreover, the upstream beam profile before it enters the thruster has a significant effect on the thrust generation and since a flat-top beam profile is expected, this study emphasizes the shape of the receiving system as it could alter the beam profile. The experiment shows shapes of the tapered tubes were simulated and experimented to investigate the beam profile after the beam passes through them. 
Another Paper demonstrates the Feasibility and Performance of the Microwave Thermal Rocket Launcher. The paper is authored by Kevin L.G. Parkin, Fred E.C. Culick from the California Institute of Technology, USA. They have demonstrated that the microwave thermal launcher could achieve high payload performance with a feasible ascent trajectory. The researchers have pointed out that suitable gyrotron microwave sources already exist, referred to a phased array design to generate the required beam, and shown that the 140 GHz microwave beam should propagate through the atmosphere. 

We hope these papers will help to understand the concept of Beamed Energy Propulsion. This technology is still in the research phase with some experimental prototypes. The students are advised to draft their seminar report in consultation with your professor or another expert in the field or some good research sources.