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Solar microwave fabric paper on the key technology for making our future satellite and skin surfaces for aircraft, eliminating APU’s

Aeronautics and Aerospace Open Access Journal
Shawn P Boike,1 Dr. David Hyland2


Solar-Microwave Fabric (SMF) is a mass-produced, thin, flexible membrane upon which is imprinted various combinations of solar cells, microwave patch antennas, and analog control devices. This is for applications such as solar power collection, power transmission, communication, and defense. It can be folded into a compact volume for transport and then unfurled for its operation. In its most sophisticated form, the SMF features the full complement of printed devices: solar cells, patch antennas, transceivers, and retro-directive phased array capability. This most mature capability can be applied to the Power-Star in section 1.6 (Figure 46) space solar power satellite, and to ground installations for combined solar power and air defense. The SMF has various modes of operation of, Solar Power Collection, Communications, Distribution & Defensive systems. Ultimately the Power/ Comm/Defense has one side printed as an “active” mode of power transmission whereby radiation is broadcast to a non-cooperative target and the return from the target is used as the beacon for the direction of a high-power density beam with focusing (vaporization). This could be applied for both ground-based power collection and air/space defense. World’s 1st exposure to: US Patent 11,251,658, Japan Patent 6,987,935.


solar, microwave, fabrics, composites