Microwave Tailored Force Fields

The results indicate that high microwave intensity would be required to move particles. It is a good rule of thumb that intensities achievable inside resonators can reach 3 orders of magnitude higher than source beam intensity. Microwave beam intensities up to 8MW/m^2 have been demonstrated in ground-based laboratory experiments (Beauvais, 1997) - thus we may expect to achieve microwave resonator intensity in space experiments of 8GW/m^2.

Research on microwave antennae and receivers has advanced a great deal due to their importance in the defence and transportation industries. Concepts for Space solar power satellites also envisage converting solar energy to microwaves, in order to beam energy down to Earth. Beam shaping for such applications is a subject of current research. The recommended frequency of microwaves for this application is 2.45 GHz. (see Nagatomo 1995)


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