The objective of the project includes the feasibility study of a Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) system in the mm-wave range of the electromagnetic spectrum for the power supply of a rover on the lunar surface.
Four development steps are necessary for implementation. i) Design and realisation of a high efficiency WPT beam and WPT antenna. ii) Design and development of a high efficiency millimetre-wave rectifier circuit for the receiver. iii) Design and development of a high efficiency millimetre-wave amplifier circuit for the transmitter considering heat reduction in space. iv) Design and development of a wireless powered lunar rover.
Steps i) and ii) and a feasibility study of lunar experiments are the scope of this project. Items iii) and iv) are subjects of follow-up activities.