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originally posted by: BASSPLYR
Could you force a something to rapidly lose its energy by mixing it suddenly with something else causing a "shut down"
Would your engine from your other thread have a way of supplying both somethings. (I say yes)
As a possible very remotely connected person to what this thing turned out to be two or three generations later, if it did, I will not comment about it further in this thread. You are on your own. Dammit. Now I've got to start creeping about looking for hints at work and former work. I wish I had a way to easily extract the "He cannot be here for that" scene from Firefox.
MHD converters have no moving parts. In 1975 I imagined MHD propulsors where "the engine would be put outside of the vehicle". Such an MHD accelerator would ionize the surrounding air (for example with microwaves), transforming it into a cold plasma, then accelerating it by electromagnetic fields around the external hull. I called that MHD propulsor with external airflow and ionization control an "MHD aerodyne". Such devices are shaped to make use of the Coanda effect in order to suck upstream air and create a partial vacuum area above or in front of them. Moreover the air could be locally accelerated or decelerated by MHD forces all over the surface of the body, eliminating the skin friction and wake turbulence (laminar flow) and even the wave drag. MHD flow control can make completely silent supersonic (and hypersonic) flight possible, even in dense air, because those force fields are powerful enough to suck the flow at the stagnation regions, where the shock waves take place. No sonic boom, no sound barrier. But more interesting: classically the temperature rises very quickly behind shock waves, so the thermal ablation of materials at hypersonic velocities is a big problem. But since the sound barrier and the heat barrier can be cancelled thanks to MHD, the hypersonic flight is written in our technological future.
originally posted by: Bedlam
originally posted by: mbkennel
Then it would be the alkali seeding used for the MHD generator.
Well, you got to put something in the intake. Either you can ionize the absolute dog crap out of a huge volume of intake air, which would be tough, or you could burn something ionize-y in the inlet that would stay ionized all the way through. Or something else.
originally posted by: BASSPLYR
Also if something is losing its energy via photons whats it losing its energy using less of.
If she is, we should speculate her reconn suite. What sorta gear she packing. Cameras. Sensors. Optics. What new technologies could there be that you figure hes gotta want or have.
Support. Are there other aircraft that support her. Other than specialized KCs. Like a dark star or a rq180. What roll would that asset play.
Modular suites for the greenlady. Would you want swapable mission specific or catered reconn suites. Maybe a limited strike suite.
Supersonic Magnetic Advanced Generation Jet Electric Turbine (S-MAGJET) described herein, and a subsonic derivative, MAGJET, integrate a gas power turbine, superconducting electric power and propulsion generation, and magnetic power flux field systems along with an ion plasma annular injection combustor which utilizes alternative petroleum-based fuel and combustion cycles to create a hybrid turbine turbomachine for aerospace propulsion. The propulsion unit is able to achieve a dramatic increase in horsepower, combustion and propulsion efficiency, and weight reduction. In addition, the turbomachinery structures may be disposed within an exo-skeleton architecture that achieves an increase in thrust to weight ratio with a concomitant increase in fuel efficiency and power generation over traditional gas turbine technology today. The engine continuously adjusts the temperature, pressure and mass airflow requirements using an electromagnetic power management system architecture. Engine performance may be controlled across the entire desired flight envelope, whether subsonic, transonic or supersonic flight conditions.