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Project Winterhaven 1952 PDF (1.2Mbs) 66 pages
It is believed by the sponsors of Project Winterhaven that the technical development of the electrogravitic reaction would usher in a new age of speed and power and of revolutionary new methods of transportation and communication.
Theoretical considerations would predict thatbecause of the privilege of sustained acceleration, top limits of speed may be raised far beyond those of jet propulsion or rocket drive, with possibilities eventually of approaching the speed of light in "free space."
Los Alamos LAMS 1955
PDF (979Kb) 35 pages
The scheme proposed in the present report involves the use of a series of expendable reactors (fission bombs) ejected and detonated at a considerable distance from the vehicle, which liberate the required energy in an external “motor” consisting essentially of empty space.
The critical question about such a method concerns its ability to draw on the real reserves of nuclear power liberated at bomb temperatures without smashing or melting the vehicle.
US Patent: Propulsion System (EM Space Drive) 1958 PDF (333Kbs) 4 pages
Theinstant drive or propulsion system is applicable to all vessels, such as ships, submarines, torpedoes, and the like traveling in salt water. Insofar as can be experimentally shown the device also has utility as a space drive system for imparting thrust, to a vessel traveling in an ionic atmosphere, for example, space.
(696Kb) PDF 7 pages
It is well known that an ionized gas flow can be decelerated or accelerated by the application of a magnetic field and an electric current, thereby generating electrical power or converting electrical power into kinetic energy of the gas flow. In 1957 at the Aerodynamics Session, National Summer Meeting, International Aeronautical Sciences (IAS), Resler, Jr., and Sears presented the prospects for magnetoaerodynamics.
Magneto-Hydro-Dynamics (MHD) has the potential for improving performance and extending operational range of systems and for enabling missions.
PDF (2.3Mb) 35 pages
Nuclear Pulsed Space Propulsion Systems 1970
Initial considerations are presented for advanced space-propulsion concepts that are based on energy production by laser-driven thermonuclear pulses.
Preliminary design concepts are compared in which an individual pulse unit, located either internally or externally to the system, imparts an impulse to the spacecraft.
Many pulse units are sequentially discharged and initiated unti1 the desired spacecraft velocity is reached.
US Air Force: Project Outgrowth 1972 PDF (21.5Mbs) 274 pages
CHAPTER 11-2. FIELD PROPULSION
Alfven Wave Propulsion
Superconducting Particle Accelerator
CHAPTER 11-3. PHOTON PROPULSION
Antimatter (Photon Rocket)
Solar Energy for Propulsion
Macroscopic Quantum Tunneling (10Kb) PDF 1 page
three-part freestanding laser lens will be placed in a polished titanium
lens frame. The lens frame will attach to the front of the vehicle, being
precisely congruent to the hull curvature. Each section of the lens will
be tuned to emit a separate wavelength of red, green, or blue. The
combination forms a true electromagnetic wave packet. In the visible
spectrum, this is like (synthetic) sunlight. The lens will be made of
alternating layers of Cadmium Sulfide (CdS) and Cadmium Telluride
(CdTe:Te), using a crystal growth technique termed molecular beam epitaxy
(MBE). These materials were selected for several special properties
involving the compound's molecular structure.
An example of mechanical stress modulation occurs in a record player.
This principle will be used to control lasing, navigation, and data storage with the Unitel lens.
Note: Look familiar? Remember the probe in the 1953 film, "War Of The Worlds?
But the probe was a remote cam, not a propulsion device.
Other Propulsion Devices:
Laser Plasma Thruster: On the ISS page.
Gravito-Electromagnetic Propulsion and
Electrodynamic Field Generator: On the Moon Mining page.
More Current Electrogravitics Research:
PDF (427Kb) 6 pages
Antiproton and Beamed Power Propulsion
Constructing a spacecraft capable of traveling over interstellar distances in not trivial. Even the launching of a one-way, flyby probe to the nearest star is a major undertaking.
There have been many concepts published for attaining interstellar transport.
The general conclusion is that because of the exponential increase in the mass fraction for velocities approaching that of flight, ordinary rockets will not suffice for rapid interstellar transport, unless, perhaps, the rockets are powered by antimatter.
Fusion Reactions And Matter-Antimatter Annihilation For Space Propulsion
PDF (2.69Mb) 42 pages
Magnetic confinement fusion (MCF) and inertial confinement fusion (ICF are critically contrasted in the context of far-distant travels throughout solar system.
Both are shown to potentially display superior capabilities for vessel maneuvering at high speed, which are unmatched by standard cryogenic
Costs constraints seem less demanding than for ground-based power plants. Main issue is the highly problematic takeoff from earth, in view of safety hazards concomitant to radioactive spills in case of emergency. So, it is recommended to assemble the given powered vessel at high earth altitude, 700 km above upper atmosphere.
(2.38Mb) PDF 8 pages
Exploration of the solar system (and beyond) requires propulsion capabilities that far exceed the best available chemical- or electric-propulsion systems (Stuhlinger, 1964).
For advanced-propulsion applications the Field-Reversed Configuration, FRC, (Tuszewski, 1988 and Steinhauer, 1996) is a promising concept, providing: design simplicity, high-thrust, high-specific impulse, and high specific-power-density.
An improved version of the FRC is the Colliding Beam Fusion Reactor, CBFR, where the ion temperature is 100’s of keV and the size of the ion gyro-orbits is comparable to the radial dimension of the system.
The GravWave Team
Robert M L Baker, Jr., PhD
PDF (558Kb) 20 pages
(197Kb) PDF 8 pages
A remarkable advancement in space propulsion is a form of gravitational wave propulsion (GWP) (Fontana, 2000 and 2003a; Baker, 2000).
This is still an untested technique, nevertheless it is based on a straightforward application of the theory of General Relativity (GR), which is trusted by the vast majority of scientists. The new technology is based on High Frequency Gravitational Waves (HFGWs).
Earthtech International Inc.
H. E. Puthoff, M. Ibison,Eric W. Davis
New frontiers in space propulsion sciences.
Silver Dart (492Kb) PDF 2 pages
The Silver Dart is based on the US Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory FDL-7 program, a lifting body design.
In the orbital configuration, the Silver Dart will be launched on top of a single NOVA rocket which is basically 10 Canadian Arrow rocket engines clustered together.
A suborbital configuration using a single rocket engine for point to point travel is also being considered. It is capable of stable hypersonic atmospheric flight at speeds up to Mach 22, and will glide to earth like the Space Shuttle.
(742Kb) PDF 142 pages
First and foremost, the Warp Drive is a topological (geometrical surface) model which may seem to allow for Faster Than Light (FTL) travel as seen by a distant non local observer located in ‘flat’spacetime. What we mean by flat spacetime is a preferred model of physics which is valid in accordance to the theory of special relativity (or non gravitational physics).
Gravitophoton Field Propulsion
Gravitophoton Field Propulsion is a theoretical propulsion system which is deeply based in a non-mainstream form of quantum theory developed by Burkard Heim in the 1950s. Heim’s theory was based on expanding Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity in order to incorporate all the known fundamental forces into a Unified Field Theory in which he called Heim Theory (HT) or Heim Quantum Theory (HQT). The following primer should give the reader a general non-mathematical understanding of HQT and the gravitophoton field propulsion system.
Although this next document has nothing to do with propulsion, I consider it significant in as much
the research may have resulted from the crash debris at Roswell, NM.
White Oak U.S. Naval Ordinance Laboratory, Silver Spring, MD
NOL Technical Report, 1972
PDF (5.6Mbs) 107 pages
ABSTRACT:The experimental evidence obtained and the theory proposed thus far on the TiNi martensitic transition are summarized and reviewed. Fundamental principles involved in the various modes of investigation are described and the uniqueness of the transition is detailed.
(Note) What caught my attention is: "...experimental evidence obtained..."
This report is not on the debris recovered but the research to recreate the "memory metal" found.
Also, the paper reveals "Titanium Alloys" research was started in 1938 but didn't get fully under way until 1948, when the US Air Force contracted the work.
And this was shortly after the Roswell incident.
From page 81 of the document...
"...Further support of this conclusion comes from the finding of Cross et al, that the mechanical 'memory' effect is more pronounced in the larger peak in the electrical resistivity curve on cooling.
The reason here is that a higher density of micro-twinning (therefore, a higher resistivity peak) means less strain energy and thus a more pronounced 'memory' effect. While the model proposed here is only qualitative, it is substantiated by other physical changes described below."
...The transition is accompanied by a 'memory' effect; if a wire or a sheet of this alloy is deformed below the transition temperature, it will regain its original shape when heated above the transition temperature.
4. In returning to its original shape, the alloy can exert a considerable force. For example, a 20 mil wire elongated by 5 or 6% of its original length as TiNi-III, on heating and returning to its original length as TiNi-II, it will lift a 4 to 5 kilogram of weight.
5. The 'memory' effect and recovery force are completely independent of the deformation mode (compression or tension), the internal matrix composition (single crystal or polycrystalline) and the shape of the alloy.
In the References list at the end of the document is...
6. C.M. Craighead, F. Fawn and L.W. Eastwood; Battelle Memorial Inst.,
Second Progress Report on Contract AF 33(038)-3736 to Wright Patterson Air Force Base (1949).
This is the report (along with First Progress Report) that "doesn't exist" on the crash debris.
But they do exist because I found this, the final report of that contract;
This is the Final Report on Contract No. AF 33(038)-3736 covering the work done during the period from May 19, 1952, to December 7, 1952. The termination date of this contract was December 31, 1952.
Contract No. AF 33(038)-3736
PDF (6.84Mbs) 134 pages
Eric W. Davis
Warp Drive Metrics
PDF (1.62Mbs) 88 pages
Air Force Research Laboratory
Air Force Materiel Command
Edwards Air Force Base
Teleportation; Physics, Quantum teleportation; Teleportation phenomena; Anomalous teleportation; Teleportation theories; Teleportation experiments; Teleportation bibliography.
This study was tasked with the purpose of collecting information describing the teleportation of material objects, providing a description of teleportation as it occurs in physics, its theoretical and experimental status, and a projection of potential applications.
The study also consisted of a search for teleportation phenomena occurring naturally or under laboratory conditions that can be assembled into a model describing the conditions required to accomplish the transfer of objects. This included a review and documentation of quantum teleportation, its theoretical basis, technological development, and its potential applications.
The characteristics of teleportation were defined and physical theories were evaluated in terms of their ability to completely describe the phenomena. Contemporary physics, as well as theories that presently challenge the current physics paradigm were investigated.
The author identified and proposed two unique physics models for teleportation that are based on the manipulation of either the general relativistic spacetime metric or the spacetime vacuum electromagnetic (zero-point fluctuations) parameters.
Naturally occurring anomalous teleportation phenomena that were previously studied by the United States and foreign governments were also documented in the study and are reviewed in the report.
The author proposes an additional model for teleportation that is based on a combination of the experimental results from the previous government studies and advanced physics concepts.
Numerous recommendations outlining proposals for further theoretical and experimental studies are given in the report. The report also includes an extensive teleportation bibliography.
VISTA (3.16Mb PDF) 153 pages
(Vehicle for Interplanetary Space Transport Application)
Powered by Inertial Confinement Fusion
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 2003
Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) is an ideal technology to power self-contained
single-stage piloted (manned) spacecraft within the solar system because of its inherently
high power/mass ratios and high specific impulses.
VISTA also offers onboard artificial gravity and propellant-based shielding from cosmic rays, thus
reducing the known hazards and physiological deteriorations to insignificant levels. We
emphasize, however, that the degree to which an ICF-powered vehicle can outperform a
vehicle using any other realistic technology depends on the degree to which terrestrial based
ICF research can develop the necessary energy gain from ICF targets.
Another document: Interplanetary Space Transport Using Inertial Fusion Propulsion
(833Kb) 15 pages LLNL 1998
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