Electric Spacecraft Propulsion by Specially-Conditioned EM Fields
|Title||Electric Spacecraft Propulsion by Specially-Conditioned EM Fields|
|Author(s)||H David Froning, Terence W Barrett|
|Keywords||A-vector, electrogravitics, propulsion, polarization-modulated radiation, specially-conditioned EM fields|
|Journal||Electric Spacecraft Journal|
Although the space-time metric associated with gravitation can be distorted somewhat by electromagnetic influences (such as magnetic fields of stupendous strength) there is no strong interaction or coupling between ordinary electromagnetic fields and those of gravitation because they are of a different essence and form. But if ordinary EM fields could be endowed with an essence and form similar to that which underlies gravitational fields, a much stronger coupling or interaction might be accomplished for propulsive use. This paper, which placed second in the Electric Spacecraft Competition, describes several ways of creating specially-conditioned EM radiation and how the fields associated with such radiation might interact with those associated with gravity. It also describes several experiments that could reveal such an interaction.