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Courses - Spring 2019
Engineering, Aerospace Department Site
Selected Topics in Aerospace Engineering; Introduction to Power Beaming and Space Solar
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit granted for ENAE788A and ENAE788J or ENAE788T.

Fundamentals of space solar, including: overview and concepts of space solar; energy collection methods (photovoltaics, thermal engines, sun-pumped lasers); wireless power transmission (microwave, laser, reflection); space solar implementation architectures; space systems design; large space structures and space robotics; phased array antennas, retrodirective beam control, rectenna theory and design; safety, regulatory, and societal issues; application contexts; and space and energy economics.