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Weather management using space-based power system

Abstract
Space-based power system and method of altering weather using space-born energy. The space-based power system maintains proper positioning and alignment of system components without using connecting structures. Power system elements are launched into orbit, and the free-floating power system elements are maintained in proper relative alignment, e.g., position, orientation, and shape, using a control system. Energy from the space-based power system is applied to a weather element, such as a hurricane, and alters the weather element to weaken or dissipate the weather element. The weather element can be altered by changing a temperature of a section of a weather element, such as the eye of a hurricane, changing airflows, or changing a path of the weather element.

FIELD OF INVENTION

  • [0002]
    The present invention relates to space-based power systems and, more particularly, to altering weather elements, such as hurricanes or forming hurricanes, using energy generated by a space-based power system.

  1. 1. A space-based power system for altering weather, comprising:

    a plurality of power system elements in space, the plurality of power system elements including at least one intermediate power system element in space that receives sunlight from one power system element in space and transmits the sunlight to another power system element in space; and a distributed control system that maintains alignment of one or more free-floating power system elements based on communications between control system elements of adjacent power system elements, the plurality of power system elements in space including a control system component of the distributed control system, wherein one or more of the elements of the plurality of power system elements are free-floating, and the plurality of power system elements are arranged to collect sunlight, generate electrical energy from the collected sunlight, and convert the electrical energy into RF energy that is applied to a weather element and to alter and weaken the weather element.
  2. 2. The system of claim 1, wherein a power system element focuses RF energy to a diameter of about 2 km to about 10 km.
  3. 3. The system of claim 1, wherein about 109 watts/km2 of RF energy is applied to the weather element.
  4. 4. The system of claim 1, wherein the weather element is a hurricane.
  5. 5. The system of claim 1, further comprising an energy absorbing element that is inserted into the weather element, absorbs RF energy generated by the space-based power system, and converts absorbed energy to thermal energy that is transferred to the weather element to alter and weaken the weather element.
  6. 6. The system of claim 5, wherein the energy absorbing element is aluminum oxide.
  7. 7. The system of claim 5, wherein the energy absorbing element is plastic.
  8. 8. The system of claim 5, wherein the energy absorbing element has an iron oxide coating.
  9. 9. The system of claim 5, wherein the energy absorbing element has a length of about 0.6″, a width of about 0.01″ and a thickness of about 0.001″.
  10. 10. The system of claim 5, wherein a length of the energy absorbing element is about 50% of the wavelength of the generated RF energy.
  11. 11. The system of claim 5, wherein the weight per square centimeter of surface area of an energy absorbing element is sufficiently low so that the energy absorbing element is substantially buoyant with the weather element.
  12. 12. The system of claim 5, wherein the energy absorbing element absorbs energy at a frequency of about 2 GHz to about 12 GHz.

 

 

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