last modified on: Mar. 24, 2005
from Chap. 2 of StarDrive Engineering:
"Tales of Starships"
"For two thousand years, the only viable
aerospace propulsion systems developed by Mankind have all utilized
the rocket principle, representing Newton's law of equal and
opposite action & reaction, in one form or another.
Unfortunately, there are [at least] two completely insurmountable
problems in trying to apply this propulsion method to interstellar
space travel: (1) the tremendous bulkiness and weight of the
types of fuel ordinarily used, in the huge amounts that would be
required; and (2) the fact that the top speed of most vehicles is
limited to the velocity of an exhaust stream composed of relatively
heavy particles, which require vast amounts of energy to accelerate
even to any appreciable sub-light velocity.
"To develop a true 'reactionless'
space drive, which has never been practicably (or publicly)
demonstrated to date on this world [except perhaps by 'real' UFOs
and flying saucers!], we therefore need to use a fuel or energy
source of ultimate compactness and
absolutely minimal weight which can be made to produce a net
longitudinal thrust without producing an
oppositely-vectored exhaust stream.
"Almost no 'substance' in the universe is more compact,
lightweight, and abundant than the
realizing that this elementary particle can be
made to serve as a tappable energy source
in and of itself is fundamental to
an understanding of what the StarDrive field really is. This is the
single most important axiom of both advanced [new-age] magnetic
engineering and StarDrive technology. In addition, no other mass
object known can be more readily accelerated to ultra-high
relativistic velocities or be more precisely controlled in doing so.
"Therefore, we will make the not-unrealistic deductive assumption
that the field of force surrounding real UFOs
is actually composed of electricity itself: fantastic
numbers of orderly-moving electrons
which are harnessed and directed in such a
manner that they yield an asymptotically rising level of thrust with
no significant 'backward' exhaust. As we'll see, this is
accomplished in large part by means of a specially-shaped charged
hull and magnetic fields, and a StarDrive vessel's electrodynamic
field is perhaps best described as a "semi-polarized
capacitive arc-discharge envelope". And, as Poul Anderson
suggests in his essay Our Many Roads to the
ultra-dense toroidal field of electrons spinning at extreme speed in
the manner of a smoke ring should theoretically be able to produce a
Kerr metric space warp.
"Once we realize that the field envelope about a starship hull
is not some mysterious anti-gravity or quasi-nuclear machination, .
. . [certain] drive field effects [commonly attributed
by flying saucer and UFO propulsion
enthusiasts] become much easier to
understand as a logical consequence of two things which are surely
more familiar to us: a rotating dc electric field
encompassing a stationary magnetic field. Thus,
the StarDrive hull and field combination - to
a certain extent - mimics in macrocosm the electron itself!
With this in mind (and after a great deal of deliberation), the 'official'
name which I selected during the Patent application process for my
StarDrive system as a whole is Electrodynamic Field Generator.
And I think that sums it up nicely.
"Assuming that we can develop the necessary hardware inside a
starship to produce and control our external electromagnetic drive
field, we then need only select a proper hull shape. Because of its
pure symmetry and beauty, I've confined my design analysis to the
'Eridani' configuration [shown above and on the homepage].
"I think many serious flying saucer buffs have long suspected
that something solid in there must be rotating. Before we get into
hardware in depth, suffice it to say that this is indeed the case.
It may sound a bit simplistic, and is, but inside that thin saucer
wing is a great charged flywheel . . ."
A stylized 3D representation of a
maximum-ampacity StarDrive vessel rotor assembly, having 180 radial
copper conductor segments (shown in aquamarine) and 180 peripheral
field emitters (shown in bronze) composed of a sintered tungsten/copper
On June 11, 2002, U.S.
Patent 6,404,089 for the
Electrodynamic Field Generator was issued to Mark
Tomion, author of StarDrive Engineering.
This Patent is the first in the world for a truly
all-electric flying saucer design, and
you may click here to link to it. Unfortunately, many students and
engineers might be a bit disappointed to see that the Detailed
Calculations provided at the close of the Patent's
Description section, showing how the level of
electrically-developed reactionless thrust
is determined, are almost unrecognizable in the online
Fortunately, the Europeans distilled a
pdf copy for the
EDF Generator's PCT (International) Patent
Application that is photostatically identical to the original,
so the math and drawings are reproduced beautifully. The Detailed
Calculations are shown on pages 7078, and the Table of
Dimensions that describes the "classical"
flying saucer hull configuration in purely algebraic terms is
on pgs. 7071. Therefore, if you'd like to review the PCT
Application, click here.
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If you would like to learn more about the
StarDrive technology discussed above, and its exciting potential
for true interstellar propulsion,
just click on the
button below. You may also use the link
provided to purchase a copy of our landmark 441-pg.
electrodynamic field drive technical manual*, which
includes a full basic set of scalable specifications and schematics
for real light-speed starships up to 100 feet in diameter.
Jean-Louis Naudin, head of JLN Labs in France, once proposed
a Biefield-Brown-effect-drive vessel or
which would also employ a version of this
same Eridani flying saucer hull configuration. This elegant
experimental vessel design and its essential hull components are
shown in some detail at
Lifter-Craft...!. Of course, comprehensive
information about the basic Lifter drive methodology is also
available on JLN Labs' great website.
copyright © 2002 by Jean-Louis Naudin - JLN Labs - The Lifter-Craft
Project. Used by permission.
While Lifter-type vessels may one day be
engineered to function adequately in the atmosphere,
Blaze Labs has essentially
proven that Lifters
will not operate in vacuum! Most
importantly, however, they would lack the
heavy EM shielding capability
of a StarDrive vessel to
adequately protect both ship and crew from micrometeoroids,
interstellar particles, and radiation at relativistic velocities
and the thrust they produce is not
reactionless in nature:
more about reactionless electric propulsion.
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