Return to the AGN Main Page


SIX GENERIC ANTIGRAVITY TYPES SELECTED, PLUS A BASELINE APPROACH

By James E. Cox


SIX GENERIC ANTIGRAVITY TYPES SELECTED, PLUS A BASELINE APPROACH

------------------------------------------------------
Copyright Antigravity News and Space Drive Technology
   Vol. 2, No. 1, January-February 1998, p. 3.
All Rights Reserved.
Permission is Granted to Copy, Forward, or Post
   with this Unaltered Notice kept intact.
The AGN Website is at:  http://www.padrak.com/agn/
------------------------------------------------------
AGN has reviewed 66 types of various antigravity devices or experiments and ranked each one according to a criteria described in -the previous issue of AGN. The results are summarized in the foldout table in the center section of this issue [pages 32A-33B]. We find that James Woodward's invention satisfies Clark's Law, namely, that when a highly respected scientist says that something is possible, he is invariably correct, but when he says something is impossible, he, is invariably wrong. Dr. John Cramer - a colleague of Dr. Robert Forward is inclined to think the Woodward device to have potential as an antigravity device at the higher frequencies. Moreover, it received a high score. So we picked it as the baseline concept with which all other selected systems will be compared. The six other devices selected are shown in Table II, shown as generic forms for each of the seven classifications described on page 4 of this issue, with the biologicals excluded at this time as being non-engineerable. Thus we have picked the best devices in the most diverse range of technical approaches - so that the planned trade studies will compare the virtues of each type of AG classification, as well as specifically cited inventions/experiments in Table I at the center if this issue.

TABLE II - SIX GENERIC CLASSES OF ANTIGRAVITY SELECTED FOR TRADE STUDIES

(Baseline approach: Dr. James Woodward)

AG CLASS                     INVESTIGATORS WITH HIGH SCORES
------------------------     ------------------------------------------------

MECHANICAL ANTIGRAVITY       Laithwaite, Kellogg, Delroy, Kidd, and Cowlishaw

ACCOUSTICAL ANTIGRAVITY      Keely, Davidson, Poliakov and Forward

SPINNING CHARGED DISCS       Bahnson, Brown, Huaro, Nipher, and Saxl

AC OR RF COIL/MAGNETIC A     Bielek, Casimer, Hooper, Sweet, Hutchingson,
                             Littlejohn/Torr and Woodward (Baseline)

SOLID STATE ANTIGRAVITY      Ning Li, Podkletnov, Schnurer

NUCLEAR ANTIGRAVITATION      Alzofon, Brush, Lazar (and others), and Wallace

From the book "Gravitation" by Thorne, Wheeler and Mismer:

"One fundamental building block common to Einstein's theory of gravity and to almost all other modern theories is me principle of "Uniqueness of Free Fall" (also known as the weak equivalence principle). By this it is meant the worldline of a freely falling test body is independent of its composition or structure. By "test body' is meant an electrically neutral body. Thus, a charged spinning object would be expected to behave differently man ordinary neutral masses."


Return to the AGN Main Page


www.padrak.com/agn/AGN_2_1_1.html
Mar. 23, 1998.