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SSP '13 Program

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Session 1 (Friday Nov. 08 Morning): Introduction 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM >> Click for Session Details

8:15 Workshop Opening / Announcements
8:30 Paul Werbos (Keynote Speaker): Energy from Space: Challenges ahead from Technical to Political
9:15 Darel Preble: Introduction to Space Solar Power for the Global Electric Power Utility Market
9:45 Brent Sherwood: SSP: Hearts and Minds
10:15 Break
10:30 Gail Tverberg: Energy Economics motivating Space Solar Power Development
11:00 Habib Rashvand: Technological Innovation Process & Green Energy
11:30 Gordon Woodcock: SPS Assembly Challenges

Session 2 (Friday Nov. 08 Afternoon): Technology 1:00 – 5:30 pm >> Click for Session Details

1:15 Amir Mortazawi: Wireless Power Transmission for Space Solar Power Generation
1:45 Michael Brown: SSP Critical Mechanical Engineering Technologies
2:15 Reza Zekavat: SSP Orbits and Technologies: A Comparison
2:45 Stephen Blank: Over the Horizon Wireless Power Transmission
3:15 Break
3:30 Gary Barnhard: Unbundling Space Power Systems to foster Space-to-Space Power Beaming Applications
4:00 Michael Contreras: The Solar Umbrella: A Low-Cost Demonstration of Scalable Space Based Solar Power
4:45 Koji Tanaka (Keynote Speaker): Mission design of WPT Space Demonstration Experiment using Small Scientific Satellite toward SPS

Poster Session (Friday Nov. 08 Evening Gathering Event): 6:00 – 8:00 pm >> Click for Session Details

Jeremy Straub: A Control System for Space Solar Power
Khaled ElMahgoub: Analysis of Nanoparticles Shape for Efficient Absorption in Nanoplasmonic Solar Cells
C K Krishna: Power from Waste – “Solution” from a Problem
Jason Dunn: 3D Printing in Space, Enabling Construction of Space Solar Power Infrastructure (demonstration)

Session 3 (Saturday Nov. 09 Morning): International, Education, Market 8:30- 12:00 pm >> Click for Session Details

8:30 Gregory Durgin: Building SSP Expertise into the Next Generation of Engineers Through Competitive Projects
9:00 Martin Leitgab: Hypermodular Distributed Space Solar Power- Technology Option for Near-Term LEO
Demonstration and Geosynchronous Utility-Scale Plant
9:30 Corey Bergsrud: A Long-Term Vision for a Space Electric Utility Provider
10:00 Break
10:30 Chris Dessert: Interagency and International Collaboration for SSP Implementation
11:00 David Dunlop: SSP and International Disaster

Updated: October 7, 2012