Optical waveguide system for solar energy utilization in space

T. Nakamura, J. A. Case, C. L. Senior, D. A. Jack, J. L. Cuello

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In the past 10 years, Physical Sciences Inc. has been developing the Optical Waveguide (OW) System for solar energy utilization. In this system, solar radiation is collected by the concentrator which transfers the concentrated solar radiation to the OW transmission line. The OW transmission line transports the solar radiation to the location of solar energy utilization. Applications of this system include: material processing and plant lighting in space as well as power generation. In this paper we present a review of our work conducted during the last 10 years on the lunar material processing and space-based plant growing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2002
EventSolar Engineering 2002 - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: Jun 15 2002Jun 20 2002


OtherSolar Engineering 2002
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityReno, NV

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Space and Planetary Science


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