Materials processing for space applications using a gyrotron-based millimeter-wave system

R. W. Bruce, M. T. Lombardi, R. L. Bruce, A. W. Fliflet, Sheena Foster, A. K. Kinkead

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Abstract

Because of the beam forming capability of a millimeter-wave source at 83-GHz, a gyrotron-based system is being used to develop material processing technologies for possible space applications, e.g., the Moon and Mars. Preliminary studies of the interaction of a millimeter-wave beam and simulants of lunar regolith (i.e., 'Moon dust') will be presented. The configuration of the millimeter-wave processing system is given elsewhere and will not be described in detail here.[i-ii] Additionally, an in i-tial design study of a flyable millimeter-wave system will also be described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Joint 30th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and 13th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, 2005. IRMMW-THz 2005
Pages32-33
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event30th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and 13th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, 2005. IRMMW-THz 2005 - Williamsburg, VA, United States
Duration: Sep 19 2005Sep 23 2005

Publication series

NameThe Joint 30th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and 13th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, 2005. IRMMW-THz 2005
Volume1

Conference

Conference30th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and 13th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, 2005. IRMMW-THz 2005
CountryUnited States
CityWilliamsburg, VA
Period9/19/059/23/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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    Bruce, R. W., Lombardi, M. T., Bruce, R. L., Fliflet, A. W., Foster, S., & Kinkead, A. K. (2005). Materials processing for space applications using a gyrotron-based millimeter-wave system. In The Joint 30th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and 13th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, 2005. IRMMW-THz 2005 (pp. 32-33). [1572392] (The Joint 30th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and 13th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, 2005. IRMMW-THz 2005; Vol. 1).