US Navy Researcher Obtains Patents for Inertial Mass Reduction Device, Gravity Wave Generator, and Room-Temperature Superconductor.
In previous posts we have reported on the development of a novel propulsion device that does not require the emission of propellant or the combustion of chemical compounds. Instead, the device uses electromagnetic resonance to create thrust by emitting microwaves into a resonant cavity, giving it the moniker the EMdrive—EM for electromagnetic, as well as a play on the word “impossible drive” because due to the uniqueness of this form of thrust-generation, and the lack of understanding of exactly how thrust would be produced from this technology, it is thought by many scientist to be impossible.
Despite the strong skepticism and controversy regarding the theoretical foundations of the technology, actual empirical testing done at both Northwestern Polytechnical University, College of Aeronautics, and NASA’s Eagleworks Advanced Propulsion laboratory has shown anomalous thrust production of the drive.
Undoubtedly the prospects for this kind of breakthrough propulsion system have inspired researchers to develop the technology further. Recently, Salvatore Cezar Pais, a US Navy researcher, has received a US patent for a device based on microwave resonance technology similar to the EMdrive. Pais claims in the patent that the device results in inertial mass reduction due to interaction with the quantum vacuum structure.
Pais has two other astonishing patents, a piezoelectricity-induced room temperature superconductor, and a high-frequency gravity wave generator. If any of the three patents turn out to produce functional devices, it will represent an incredible technological breakthrough as well as a major advancement in our understanding of physics.
“Everything that surrounds us, ourselves included, can be described as macroscopic collections of fluctuations, vibrations, and oscillations in quantum mechanical fields. Matter is confined energy, bound within fields, frozen in a quantum of time. Therefore, under certain conditions (such as the coupling of hyper-frequency axial spin with hyper-frequency vibrations of electrically charged systems). The rules and special effects of quantum field behavior also apply to macroscopic physical entities (macroscopic quantum phenomena).” –Salvatore Cezar Pais
We are not going to be able to travel to the stars using chemical combustion engines. In fact, interplanetary transit within our local solar system is impractical utilizing chemical combustion. Even the height of explosion-based “blow-it up” technology, external nuclear pulse propulsion, detailed in the Orion Project, would take 44 years traveling at its top speed (0.1c) to reach the nearest stellar system to our own. The reasons for becoming an interstellar civilization are myriad and a prerequisite to the long-term survivability of humanity. In addition, the same technology that would get us to the stars would enable us to travel on the surface of earth without producing pollutants that alter the atmosphere and environment, allow for the means to feasibly capture and sequester green-house gases, and the ability to deflect potentially devastating asteroids and meteoroids. As such, a technology with even the smallest potential to offer novel means of propulsion and energy production should be explored in earnest, even if current physics theory say it is “impossible”.