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Luminaire

Artificial Habitat illumination

Manaus Ring ::
Image from Steve Bowers
Any system of lights or mirrors which illuminate the living surface of a megascale habitat.

May be powered by fission, fusion, conversion technology or by photovoltaic cells on the outside of the habitat. If the habitat is distant from the star, the p-v arrays can be extended beyond the habitat, or power may be beamed from arrays of collector satellites.

A paper on the illumination of Bishop Rings using luminaires can be found here (pdf file)
 
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Development Notes
Text by Steve Bowers

Initially published on 06 June 2011.

 
 
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