Sailships (Beamed Propulsion)

Sailship

Interstellar Sailship Accelerated by Laser Beam

Propulsion of Small Launch Vehicles Using High Power Millimeter Waves”, James Benford and Leik Myrabo, SPIE 2154, 198 (1994).

Propulsion of Microspacecraft to Orbit Using High Power Millimeter Waves”, Leik N. Myrabo and James N. Benford, Proc. 29th Microwave Power Symposium, 116 (1994).

Space Propulsion and Power Beaming Using Millimeter Systems”, J. Benford and R. Dickinson, Intense Microwave Pulses III, H. Brandt, Ed.,SPIE 2557, 179 (1995).  Also published in Space Energy and Transportation, 1, 211 (1996).

The Power Beaming Route to Space”, James Benford, Analog, Vol. CXVI, No. 14, (Dec. 1996).

“Flight and Spin of Microwave-Driven Sails”, James Benford, Gregory Benford, Henry Harris, Keith Goodfellow, Raul Perez, John Ziemer and Timothy Knowles, Final Report, Contract Number NAS8-99135 (2000).

Microwave Beam-Driven Sail Flight Experiments”, James Benford, Gregory Benford, Keith Goodfellow, Raul Perez, Henry Harris, and Timothy Knowles, Proc. Space Technology and Applications International Forum, Space Exploration Technology Conf, AIP Conf. Proceedings 552, ISBN 1-56396-980-7STAIF, pg. 540, (2001).

Stability and Control of Microwave Propelled Sails in 1-D”, Chaouki T. Abdallah, Edl Schamiloglu, James Benford, and Gregory Benford, Proc. Space Technology and Applications International Forum (STAIF-2001), Space Exploration Technology Conf, AIP Conf. Proc. 552, ISBN 1-56396-980-7STAIF, pg. 552, (2001).

3-D Simulations of Rigid Microwave Propelled Sails Including Spin”, Edl Schamiloglu, Chaouki T. Abdallah, Kristina A. Miller, Daniel Georgiev, James Benford, Gregory Benford, and Gurkirpal Singh, Proc. Space Technology and Applications International Forum (STAIF-2001), Space Exploration Technology Conf, AIP Conf. Proc. 552, ISBN 1-56396-980-7STAIF, pg. 559, (2001).

Flight and Spin of Microwave-driven Sails: First Experiments”, James Benford, Proc. Pulsed Power Plasma Science 2001, IEEE 01CH37251, Pg. 548, (2001).

Experimental Tests of Beam-Riding Sail Dynamics”, James Benford, Gregory Benford, Olga Gornostaeva, Eusebio Garate, Michael Anderson, Alan Prichard, and Henry Harris, Proc. Space Technology and Applications International Forum (STAIF-2002), Space Exploration Technology Conf, AIP Conf. Proc. 608, ISBN 0-7354-0052-0, pg. 457, (2002).

Control of Microwave-Propelled Sails Using Delayed Measurements”, E. Schamiloglu, C.T. Abdallah, G. L. Heileman, D. Georgiev, J. Benford, and G. Benford, Proc. Space Technology and Applications International Forum (STAIF-2002), Space Exploration Technology Conf, AIP Conf. Proc. 608, ISBN 0-7354-0052-0, pg. 463, (2002).

Sail Deployment By Microwave Beam—Experiments And Simulations”, Gregory Benford, Olga Gornostaeva, Alan Pritchard, James Benford, Lisa Nakodym, David Vaughan, and Henry Harris, Proc. Space Technology and Applications International Forum (STAIF-2002), Space Exploration Technology Conf, AIP Conf. Proc. 608, ISBN 0-7354-0052-0, pg. 447, (2002).

Desorption Assisted Sun Diver Missions”, Gregory Benford and James Benford, Proc. Space Technology and Applications International Forum (STAIF-2002), Space Exploration Technology Conf, AIP Conf. Proc. 608, ISBN 0-7354-0052-0, pg. 462, (2002).

Flight of Microwave-Driven Sails: Experiments and Applications”, James Benford and Gregory Benford, Beamed Energy Propulsion, AIP Conf. Proc. 664, pg. 303, A. Pakhomov, ed., (2003).

Spin of Microwave Propelled Sails” Gregory Benford, Olga Goronostavea and James Benford, Beamed Energy Propulsion, AIP Conf. Proc. 664, pg. 313, A. Pakhomov, ed., (2003).

Experimental Tests Of Beam-Riding Sail Dynamics”, Gregory Benford, Olga Goronostavea and James Benford, Beamed Energy Propulsion, AIP Conf. Proc. 664, pg. 325, A. Pakhomov, ed., (2003).

Near-Term Beamed Sail Propulsion Missions: Cosmos-1 and Sun-Diver”, James Benford and Gregory Benford, Beamed Energy Propulsion, AIP Conf. Proc. 664, pg. 358, A. Pakhomov, ed., (2003).

The Ultimate Rocket: Doing Better Than the Sun”, Gregory Benford and James Benford, Planetary Report, vol. 23, pg. 16, (2003).

A Universal Power Transfer Curve”, R.C. Hansen, J. McSpadden, and J.N. Benford, IEEE Microwave and Wireless Component Letters, vol. 15, no. 5, pp. 369-371, (2005).

An Aero-Spacecraft For The Far Upper Atmosphere Supported By Microwaves”, G. Benford, J. Benford, Acta Astronautica, 56, pg. 529, (2005).

Acceleration Of Sails By Thermal Desorption Of Coatings”, G. Benford, J. Benford, Acta Astronautica, 56, pg. 593, (2005).

MAX-Microwave Acceleration eXperiment with Cosmos-1”, James Benford, Gregory Benford and Tom Kuiper, Proc. Fourth IAA Symposium on Realistic Near-Term Advanced Scientific Space Missions, J. Brit. Interplanetary Soc., 59, pg. 68, (2006).

Elastic, Electrostatic and Spin Deployment of Ultralight Sails”, James Benford, and Gregory Benford. Proc. Fourth IAA Symposium on Realistic Near-Term Advanced Scientific Space Missions, J. Brit. Interplanetary Soc. 59, pg. 76, (2006).

Power-Beaming Concepts for Future Deep Space Exploration”, Gregory Benford and James Benford, Proc. Fourth IAA Symposium on Realistic Near-Term Advanced Scientific Space Missions, J. Brit. Interplanetary Soc. 59, pg. 104, (2006).

Space Applications of High Power Microwaves”, James Benford, Proc. 16th IEEE Int’l Pulsed Power Conf., IEEE 07CH37864C, pg. 258, (2007).

Space Applications of High Power Microwaves”, James Benford, IEEE Trans. on Plasma Sci., 36, pg. 569, (2008).

We Should Develop Beamed Power Sailships”, JBIS 65, 112, (2012).

Starship Sails Propelled by Cost-Optimized Directed Energy”, James Benford, JBIS 66, 85 (2013).

Starship Century, edited by James Benford and Gregory Benford, Microwave Sciences in association with Lucky Bat Books, (2013).

Sailships”, in Starship Century, edited by James Benford and Gregory Benford, Microwave Sciences in association with Lucky Bat Books, (2013).

Spinning Conductors With Circularly Polarized Electromagnetic Waves”, Gregory Benford, Olga Gornostaeva and James Benford, J. Appl. Phys., in press, (2014).