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Title: Mach-Lorentz Thrusters

Author: Paul March, Friendswood, TX

Abstract:

The Woodward Effect (W-E), which is the supposition by Dr. James F. Woodward of California State University - Fullerton that energy storing ions experience a transient mass fluctuation around their rest mass when accelerated, has been tentatively verified using linear electrical thrusters based on the Lorentz q*[E+(vxB)] force equation. This Mach-Lorentz Thruster (MLT) has to have a transient mass differential developed in a working medium such as a capacitor’s dielectric with an applied transverse magnetic field to produce a net thrust. These transient mass fluctuations are thought to come about from Wheeler/Feynman radiation reaction like gravity/inertial interactions between the local dielectric mass and the mostly distant mass in the universe per Mach’s Principle, thus maintaining the observance of the conservation of momentum law. Therefore if a net unidirectional force is produced in such a vxB device, mass fluctuations, as the most likely cause, have to be present as well. Such a net unidirectional and reversible force, on the order of +0.43 / -0.21 gram-force (+4.2 / -2.0 milli-Newton) or +0.1% / -0.05% of the suspend vxB test article and Faraday shield mass, was recorded by this author in his first 2.2 MHz vxB test article.

So why is this small vxB force signal important? Because it gives us our first glimmers on how a recycled propellant rocket can be built, which will ultimately provide us with high thrust, near infinite specific impulse rocket engines that will drastically lower transportation costs and decrease transit times to the Moon, Mars and beyond.


Bio:

The author has a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington and has been working in the aerospace field for the last 33-years at five different companies, with the longest stretch being 22-years with Lockheed Martin working at Johnson Space Center. He has also published two papers on the Woodward Effect in the American Institute of Physics (AIP) STAIF-2004 and STAIF-2006 Conference and Proceedings.

Patents

Method for transiently altering the mass of objects to facilitate their stationary apparent weights (patents.google.com)
Patent number: 5280864
Filing date: Jan 21, 1992
Issue date: Jan 25, 1994
Method and apparatus for generating propulsive forces without the ejection of propellant (patents.google.com)
Patent number: 6098924
Filing date: Jan 23, 1999
Issue date: Aug 8, 2000
Method and apparatus for generating propulsive forces without the ejection of propellant (patents.google.com)
Patent number: 6347766
Filing date: Apr 14, 2000
Issue date: Feb 19, 2002

Notes

Woodward Effect Wikipedia.org
Theory suggesting wormhole technology