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X-37B Space Plane's Microwave Power Beam Experiment Is A Way Bigger Deal Than It Seems

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posted on May, 10 2020 @ 02:36 AM
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For those who can watch the very short video on how the wireless transmission of electrical power works there is a very simple demonstration in the video..

The X-37B America's mini shuttle is preparing for another launch and one of the experiments it will be running is the beaming of electrical power from space back to earth. The military is very interested in this ability for two reasons. One is you could keep a UAV or drone powered almost indefinitely while it carried out all kinds of missions; the second reason is China.


Meanwhile, the China Academy of Space Technology claimed to already be testing such a system in 2019 and said that a fully-functional Chinese microwave beaming power station in space could be deployed by 2050.



"Building upon the concept of scalability, rather than using a laser beam to kill a UAV, they began to pursue the idea of beaming power to a UAV to allow continuous flight, with potential application to both surveillance [Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)] and countermeasure missions. The team has pursued this idea using NRL applied research funds with the vision that long-range laser power beaming to UAVs could allow for long-duration flights with reduced manpower requirements for many Navy and DoD missions, including off-board decoys, persistent surveillance, and communication relays."

This technology would require a considerable number of satellites for beaming the power back to earth if they wanted a continuous power supply but evidently it can be done. youtu.be...



As you can probably tell at this point, this technology has massive implications not only for the future of UAVs, but for all of mankind. Such a system could be used to keep UAVs in the air for very long periods of time to replace cell towers or communications satellites in the event of a crisis in a region or even for normal operations of increasingly complex communications networks. Unlike a tethered aerostat, these UAVs would require far less infrastructure, could be moved around at will for optimum coverage, and could land quickly for servicing. They could even deploy dozens of miles, or even further, away from their base stations. With a space-based power source, they could fly anywhere on earth. Obviously, the implications for overhead surveillance are equally impactful.

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posted on May, 10 2020 @ 02:45 AM
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No....someone stop them, man

I can see it now......swaths of charred objects and the edge of the swath is remarkably defined, charr on one side even if metal and grass right there. other side of the line....nada


where do i see this....West coast baby...and we couldn't say nuthin....


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posted on May, 10 2020 @ 02:46 AM
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yeah right... it's for power from space... hahaha

I highly doubt it. This smells like a propaganda piece...

"Our super-top-secret mission space plane whose secret we are now spilling is going to be sending power back down to earth to power future UAV..."
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posted on May, 10 2020 @ 02:58 AM
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If you beam electrical power from space in the form of microwaves, wouldn’t that allow anyone using a similar conversion antenna to “hijack” your beam to power their aircraft as well?

Information transmitted via microwaves (or any EM radiation) can be encoded within the beam, it is true; but the beam itself, which supplies the power being converted into electrical energy, cannot itself, be encrypted.

Furthermore, since microwaves travel in straight “lines of sight”, it would be a simple matter to trace back a microwave energy beam to its orbital, or sources.



posted on May, 10 2020 @ 03:49 AM
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Soon someone will realize that the UAV is obsolete. Why bother with missles or other hardware. They will have orbital death rays.



posted on May, 10 2020 @ 06:01 AM
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Doesn't this match the tech that people claimed was the sole reason for the California fires? Satellites sending back beams of energy to earth where they 'missed' the receiving target resulting in swaths of burned down areas, houses literally and mysteriously 'cut in half' with fire.



posted on May, 10 2020 @ 12:02 PM
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originally posted by: 727Sky
For those who can watch the very short video on how the wireless transmission of electrical power works there is a very simple demonstration in the video..

youtu.be...
It seems odd he calls them radio waves in the video which are at a lower frequency than microwaves which is what the articles are about. Microwaves have more energy than radio waves.



As you can probably tell at this point, this technology has massive implications not only for the future of UAVs, but for all of mankind.
We are talking about microwaves being used to transmit POWER, think about it. Microwave ovens have very stringent regulations to only allow very small leakages of microwaves outside the oven for safety reasons, since high levels of microwaves can cause problems, such as cataracts for one thing. The US regulation for leakage of microwaves is no more than .005 watts per centimeter squared at approximately 2 inches from the oven surface, and the emissions of most are well below that maximum, all are below it of course.

Converting that to a more solar-oriented unit, that's 50 watts per square meter at 2 inches away, and per the inverse square law at 10 times the distance it's 1/100 the amount or at 20 inches it's only 1/2 watt per square meter, MAXIMUM.

So in effect this is the regulated amount of microwaves you can get from your microwave oven, effectively no more than 1/2 watt per square meter at a distance of about 20 inches. Cell phone power is also low, the typical cell or smart phone transmitter power is maybe about 1 watt, which is not much (compared to the over 1000 watts a microwave oven cooks with).

Now, look at what some of the ideas are for beaming microwave power to earth, they talk about ultimately beaming Gigawatts of power to Earth:

Solar Power Satellites

The central feature of this concept was the creation of a large-scale power infrastructure in space, consisting of about 60 SPS, each delivering 5 gigawatts (GW) of base load power to the U.S. national grid (for a total delivered power of about 300 GW)...

To assure beam safety, "center-of-beam" power intensities have been limited to the general range of 100-200 watts/m2 during the SERT Program
In that program I think the idea was to build large receivers in remote areas to collect the microwaves, so the idea was people shouldn't get exposed to that much power if the beams don't stray from their intended target. But as we all know, almost anything that can go wrong will go wrong at some point so the aiming mechanism will fail at some point and people will get exposed to the microwaves. If that happens, compare the 200 watts per square meter you'll potentially receive, with the 0.5 watts per square meter you could potentially receive at a distance of 20 inches from your microwave oven, or the ~1 watt power of your cell phone (and people are worried about 4G and 5G which isn't much more than a watt at your phone.

So if something goes wrong, that's potentially 200/0.5 which is 400 times as much microwave power you could get from a space transmitter than from your microwave oven at 20 inches away from the surface.

Now let's give the benefit of the doubt and assume if the aiming goes off, they will detect it and will hopefully have a means to shut off the power to the beam, so you won't be exposed for long, and short term exposure to that shouldn't be harmful. Indeed the concerns about 4G and 5G technology is mostly from long term exposure and the anecdotal cases of people getting brain tumors close to where they had their cell phone glued to their head for 10 hours a day.

So let's say none of that really kills the beaming 300 gigawatts of power from space scenario because the small risks are manageable. Now let's turn the discussion to the topic of this thread.

I didn't see discussion of power levels or other specifics for using space based solar to power drones, but I do have some safety questions. Unlike the 300 gigawatts project which will aim the microwaves at collectors on Earth in presumably remote, stationary locations, beaming power to drones is a different matter. Will the power be in a beam aimed at the drone as it flies? And if so will it be flying over populated areas, and if so how much extra microwave power (in watts per square meter) are people on earth's surface going to be exposed to?

Without knowing the details I can't assess the risk but potentially a program like this could make the exposure people worry about from 4G and 5G technology seem small in comparison, as I said your microwave leakage is regulated to 400 times less than what you'd get from a mis-aimed microwave power transmitter in space, but that would be an exception. Beaming power to drones flying all over the place would seem to infer that the excess power not collected by the drone will be hitting people on the ground all over the place under the drone's flight path not as an exception but as a rule, or does someone know of a reason why that won't happen?


originally posted by: Bhadhidar
If you beam electrical power from space in the form of microwaves, wouldn’t that allow anyone using a similar conversion antenna to “hijack” your beam to power their aircraft as well?
You can aim or "focus" the microwave beam to a limited extent, but even focused laser beams spread out and focused microwave beams spread out even more than that, so there would be no way to focus all the energy on the drone. So if you adversary sent up a fleet of 12 microwave powered drones to fly in a formation around your drone, I think they could probably do that as long as they shadowed the movement of your drone, assuming the beam is aimed to follow the drone. Details about how that worked weren't in the article or the video.


originally posted by: beyondknowledge
Soon someone will realize that the UAV is obsolete. Why bother with missles or other hardware. They will have orbital death rays.
Well certainly that would be a goal, but I've read some technical papers about all the different options for doing that and there are numerous technical challenges, so it doesn't seem to be very economically feasible anytime soon. The death ray from a converted boeing 747 is a much more practical idea since that 747 can take off and land and be refueled not only for the fuel needed for flying, but for the fuel needed to power the death ray. Some of the challenges for doing that space based are the launch costs and other factors.

Boeing YAL-1

In fact the 300 GW from space project was largely thwarted by high costs per kilogram to launch things into space, and the link above talks about how low the launch costs must become to make it economically viable.

I suppose intelligence gathering via drones can override economic factors to some extent, so they don't need reasonable economics to do the drone project like they would to beam power from space for general use.

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posted on May, 10 2020 @ 12:13 PM
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originally posted by: chadderson
Doesn't this match the tech that people claimed was the sole reason for the California fires? Satellites sending back beams of energy to earth where they 'missed' the receiving target resulting in swaths of burned down areas, houses literally and mysteriously 'cut in half' with fire.
Got a link?

There are youtube videos of people starting fires inside microwave ovens when they put metal objects inside which make sparks next to flammable materials, so that proves it's possible to start fires with microwaves, but...it takes special circumstances to do it. In all my years of using a microwave oven I've never managed to start a fire inside, and microwaves beamed from space should have power densities a lot lower than inside the microwave.

The microwave power levels they talk about beaming from space in the link in my previous post are said to not exceed 200 watts per square meter at the central point of the beam. Actually, you can get up to maybe 1000 watts per square meter of radiation from the sun so the 200 is only a fraction of that, but I don't know what power levels they might be using in other projects though I wouldn't expect much more than that 200 watts per square meter, but I could be wrong about that.



posted on May, 10 2020 @ 12:23 PM
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a reply to: Arbitrageur

I agree. These aren't MASERs.. There is just enough power to induct an electrical field in the target craft..

The California fires were all PG&E.



posted on May, 10 2020 @ 12:27 PM
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a reply to: DaRAGE

Except for the really minor fact that they're NOT saying that.



posted on May, 10 2020 @ 12:56 PM
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I could see this happening.




posted on May, 10 2020 @ 02:19 PM
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a reply to: beyondknowledge

Faraday cage



posted on May, 11 2020 @ 12:25 AM
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No kidding this is huge.

A huge pile of bull spit.

These Money Mongers can just stop fuc%$ng around and release the full and complete technology instead of bringing it in in phases so they may optimise the profits and control Humanities growth at their god dam leisure.

Its Neutral Dimenson technology.....its not complicated nor expensive to harness.....they are screwing us yet again with controlled tactical monetised release of information that has Humanitarian Global implications and belongs to the World not to a man or woman or group of men and women....it belongs to EVERYONE.

Stop building Teslacars with Batteries when we all know wireless transfer of electricity is possible....we need an antennae not a battery.

Stop putting satellites in space and hardware in peoples bodies when you can just show people how to just re-engage our telepathy....Money Mongering monsters.

Stop trying to gently lead Humanity down the Path of More Resistance ON PURPOSE FOR PERSONAL PROFIT.....because you are NOT a PROPHET....you are repeating history replacing the Olde Guard Global Cabals fiscal monster status using the same suppressionist methods they used which now defines them all as Anti-Humanitarian Terrorists.

Plus more.
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posted on May, 11 2020 @ 09:11 AM
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originally posted by: one4all
Its Neutral Dimenson technology.....its not complicated nor expensive to harness....


Then why haven't you done it? Once you do you can tell us all telepathically how you did.


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