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6 February 2001 Future all-electric transportation communication and recharging via wireless power beam
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Proceedings Volume 4214, Optical Wireless Communications III; (2001)
Event: Information Technologies 2000, 2000, Boston, MA, United States
12 Pollution-free transportation in the new millennium will be provided by the recharging of a vehicle's non-polluting on- board energy storage unit (batteries, flywheel, ultracapacitors, etc.) as the vehicle travels unrestricted down the roadway. The backbone of this new transportation system will be wireless power transmission using laser or microwave energy technology to replenish the energy storage unit on these non-polluting vehicles while maintaining an all-important communication link for safety, security, data transmission, etc. The proposed system allows the same freedom of movement currently enjoyed by Americans with the internal combustion engine powered automobile. The all- electric vehicle transportation system has the same power, maneuverability and range capability provided by today's vehicles. The many laser-based tracking and communication challenges proposed by this new system along with vehicle configurations for energy conversion in this non-polluting transportation system will be discussed. The main concern during system operation, safety, will be addressed with specific design considerations.
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Ronald J. Parise "Future all-electric transportation communication and recharging via wireless power beam", Proc. SPIE 4214, Optical Wireless Communications III, (6 February 2001);


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