Tag Archives: Microwaves

Japan Researchers Succeed Transmitting Solar Power Using Wireless Microwaves

Paving the way for generating space-based solar power, Japanese researchers have succeeded in transmitting electrical power wirelessly to a pinpoint target using microwaves. The team at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Jaxa) transformed 1.8 kilowatts of electric power into microwaves and transmitted it with accuracy to a receiver located 55 metres away, Wall Street Journal reported. In the experiment conducted ...

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NASA’s SMAP Instrument All Set to Measure Earth’s Soil

NASA’s Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) instrument is all set to measure the moisture lodged in Earth’s soils with an unprecedented accuracy and resolution. The instrument’s consists of three main parts – a radar, a radiometer and the largest rotating mesh antenna ever deployed in space. It is scheduled for launch on January 29. Remote sensing instruments are called “active” when ...

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