I am Vice President of a 501-c(3) tax exempt group (Moon Society) and we are considering adopting this project, and raising funds for it.
Therefore we are interested in your cost estimate for an RF systems as follows:
Please see graphic attached. http://tech.ph.groups.yahoo.com/group/s ... w/bc69?b=1
AIM: Have a Roadshow-portable model that demonstrates the Power beaming (Wireless Power transmission) concept end-to-end, and as close to the real technology as possible.
We want to show:
1) What it looks like as a complete system
2) That it works & how
3) That it is safe
Distance from transmitter to rectenna about one foot, or 30 centimetres.
Intensity of beam shall be low enough that a member of the public can hold their hand into the beam with no harmful effect.
The rectenna shall be large enough that it can collect enough energy from the low density beam that it can power an LED.
The PV power supply, and the chassis and framework which will support the RF system will be provided by the Moon Society using volunteer resources.
This display demonstrator will be used to promote the concept of power beaming from space and will be targeted media appearances.
Therefore it might be opportunity for more publicity for your company if that might be of interest, e.g. placing your logo on the apparatus.
There are very few people working actively with rectennas today, and difficult to find.
Your thoughts and cost estimates wold be welcome.
Charles F. Radley
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