Two Scientists Are Building a Real Star Trek Impulse Engine
The software defined radios SDRs can transmit as well as receive. Most importantly the software for efficient FFT tracking and display is fairly well developed, so measuring and tracking the impulse response function from microHertz to GigaHertz is not so expensive. A solid, or any volume, can be measured to find the resonances. Vibrational (lattice, acoustic) and magnetic response, and electric response can be measured in sufficient detail to model and optimize vibrational-translational or rotational-translations modes. Lattice, electrons, ions, domains. You want to move a mass, and if you measure and share impulse responses for various materials – the simple problem of moving a mass can be an engineering problem.
The Lortenz transforms are identically the Mach relations for a compressible vacuum. Check the history of the sound barrier – learning to work with a compressible fluid near the speed of sound was critical to solving that problem. The (v/c)^2 term has additional terms for the gravitational potential, the magnetic potential, and many other ways to increase energy density. And there has to be a state of the vacuum to store the energy. The laser vacuum experiments are trying to produce particle-antiparticle pairs from the vacuum. These are soliton solutions for the vacuum nonlinear Schrodinger equation, but there are dozens or equivalent representations.
Joe Weber told me that his cylinders were intended to be transmitters. But it was only with the introduction of the piezoelectric antennas that stable and controllable signals can be generated with a wide area time coordination. If you read closely about the 5G networks, their transmitters are much smaller than the wavelength. Another example of software controlled field generation. They have extended the capabilities of small radio transmission. For all practical purposes – engineering – the “gravitational”sensor networks can be treated as low frequency electromagnetic, Robert Forward encouraged this approach – combine the methods, equations and units – using the energy density.
Joe encouraged me to start with Robert Forward’s dissertation, “Detectors for Dynamic Gravitational Waves” Robert gave an expression for the gravitational energy density. The vacuum magnetic energy density (for gravitational fields in equilibrium with magnetic fields, B = sqrt(2 mu0/8 pi G) = 38.7083 Tesla/(m/s^2), So the gravitational energy density at the earth’s surface is equivalent to a magnetic field of about 379 Tesla, Laser experiments can easily produce the fields, but the resonance conditions are spin and timing dependent.
Bound states of particles and antiparticles have no external electric charge, no magnetic moment. But they can store rotational and vibrational energy. The main contribution to the binding energy is the magnetic dipole energy which ia 1/r^3 but it has vector dependencies, If you take electrons or protons, or any particles with induced or permanent magnetic moments they can bind magnetically, All of the beta decays, and most of the nuclear reactions, can be simply estimated from the vector magnetic interactions (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetic_dipole) I usually integrate the force between two magnetic dipoles and use the energy.
Miguel Alcubierre took the step of treating the problem of faster than light vehicles seriously. Plug in the constraints and explore what is possible. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcubierre_drive
Someone commented that you could try this in the vacuum, And you need to model atmospherics effects. But you could go further and model trans-sonic, field and inertial drives for atmospheric vehicles. It would be much easier than a pure vacuum drive and there is funding for air and submarine transport. Take a look at Liquid Instruments Moku Lab, I have not used it, and it might be too closed a system, but worth noting. https://www.liquidinstruments.com/ The transmit receive SDRS are a few hundred dolllars plus the computer and time.
If you get those kinds of tools, it might be easier to teach new generations, how to develop and share algorithms, raw data and how to collaborate globally on far reaching problems and opportunities.
Richard Collins, Director, The Internet Foundation