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Hacking AWES MPT Rectennas
The Forum has long discussed large periodic and swarm airborne array configurations, with only passing notice to the applications of electromagnetic phased arrays. To summarize, a flock of AWES units can emit phased pulses for MPT, but engineering work has barely begun. We get to pioneer the idea, for evaluation against all AWE contenders.
An interesting advantage to an AWES phased array is that each antenna cell can be self-powered. A vast airborne network of rectenna units would only need to share timing information in order to form a powerful beam to a surface receiver rectenna array. Structuring the sky as rectenna arrays is an engineering basis for Tesla-like dreams.
Here is an admirable introduction to stacked phased Yagi arrays in static configurations. One can envision kite versions with bits of metal plating along special polymer line geometries. Phasing for dynamic AWES geometries builds naturally upon the basics presented here-
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