Current Challenges for Space Solar Power Workshop

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Chairs: Seyed (Reza) Zekavat (Michigan Tech), Darel Preble (Space Solar Power Institute)
Contact: rezaz[at]mtu[dot]edu and darel[dot]preble[at]comcast[dot]net


This workshop provides a forum for researchers and developers working on Space Solar Power (SSP) to facilitate and highlight developing SSP technologies, to determine and advance the state of the art, to discuss supporting and related technical issues in this area, and take necessary action to improve implementations. It investigates SSP applications in Space‐to‐Ground (Space Solar Power), Space‐to‐Space, Ground‐to‐Space and Ground‐to‐Ground power transfer. Papers, presentations and keynotes selected from researchers, program managers, industry representatives, and academics are accepted. Accepted papers will be published at IEEE Xplore and presented at the workshop.
The workshop accepts talks only and papers + talks. Papers should be submitted online through EDAS and follow IEEE WiSEE 2015 format. Talk abstracts should be submitted online through EDAS as well.

Talks will be invited to highlight topics including (but not limited to):

  1. Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) / Microwave Power Transfer (MPT) Technologies;
  2. Technological and policy needs for stimulating development of WPT/MPT;
  3. Educating Next Generations on Wireless Power Transfer;
  4. SSP Photovoltaics power planning, superconducting power management design, construction, maintenance and operational techniques;
  5. SSP Energy-Economics overview; Fossil Energy Resources and Green Energy alternatives;
  6. Energy, Space, Environmental and Economic policy makers;
  7. SSP Design and Development Challenges;
  8. National & International SSP projects (technologies, industries, companies, coordinated Research, SSP Power Beaming Competitions and challenges);
  9. SSP Environmental Impact and planetary Sustainability issues (rising CO2, climate change);
  10. Wireless Channel (impact of power; frequency, bandwidth);
  11. Massive Phased Arrays/MIMO for Wireless Power Transfer;
  12. Beam-forming strategies for power beaming;
  13. Antenna and Solar Cell integration Technologies;
  14. Power Harvesting Unit (e.g., Rectenna) Design;
  15. Transmission Schemes: modulation, multiple access, frequency;
  16. Wireless Power distribution and Relaying (space-to-space, space-to-ground, ground-to-ground, and ground-to-space);
  17. Ground and space segment design, operation and control;
  18. Space-based smart grids;
  19. Multi-layer power transfer (Air-to-Water, Air-to-body, etc.);
  20. Orbital Security and Space Debris;


Abstracts for presentations should be directly submitted by email to:
Darel Preble (darel[dot]preble[at]comcast[dot]net) and Seyed Zekavat (rezaz[at]mtu[dot]edu)