Microwave Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation(MASER)

Paul Gaffney made this Freedom of Information request to Open University

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Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear Open University,

What is a MASER(Microwave Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation)?
When were they first invented ?
What are their possible applications?
I believe they are used by some satellites to communicate with their bases back on Earth .How powerful do they have to be to do this ?
Do any of them use superconducting materials? And if they do how powerful are such devices?
Has you institution been involved in research into such devices?

Yours faithfully,

Paul Gaffney

Freedom-of-Information, Open University

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   Academic Policy and Governance

   
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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Freedom-of-Information, Open University

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Gaffney

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request where you asked the
following information:

 

What is a MASER(Microwave Amplification by Stimulated Emission of
Radiation)?

When were they first invented ?

What are their possible applications?

I believe they are used by some satellites to communicate with their bases
back on Earth .How powerful do they have to be to do this ?

Do any of them use superconducting materials? And if they do how powerful
are such devices?

Has you institution been involved in research into such devices?

 

With the exception of your final question, the University does not
consider that these questions fall under the terms of the Act or that,
insofar as they do, the information is reasonably accessible to you by
others means through a process of internet and library research and
therefore is exempt under section 21(1) of the Act.

 

In regard to your final question, a search of our database has revealed we
have no research project grants that mention these devices by name.
Therefore the answer to this is ‘no’.

 

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Regards

 

[2]cid:image001.jpg@01CCF319.73AEF6C0    Mel Augusto  
   Information Rights Assistant
   Academic Policy and Governance

   
_________________________________________________________________________________

  The Open University, Academic Policy and Governance, Walton Hall, Milton
Keynes, MK7 6AA

   T: +44 (0) 1908 653994 ~ W: [3]www.open.ac.uk ~ W: [4]OU Freedom of
Information Publication Scheme

The Open University is incorporated by Royal Charter (RC 000391), an
exempt charity in England & Wales, and a charity registered in Scotland
(SC 038302).  The Open University is authorised and regulated by the
Financial Conduct Authority

 

 

 

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