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Name dropping NASA does not help their cause.
The paper is not leaked. It's just paper from 2015 from the same guys who are pushing the EMDrive. Before Harold G. White was for EmDrive he was for Alcubierre "warp" drive.
1. The group has been working from 2011 and results are consistently close to the detection threshold of their sensors. They are always flirting with the measurement error. They can't get published in peer reviewed journals and even arXiv turns them down because their job is not solid.
2. Eagleworks is a small lab that only got $50,000 from NASA in 2011.
3. White has a day job in NASA and he is working with this project in his free time.
originally posted by: ms898
a reply to: projectvxn
Yes I have used the wrong language and i am aware of the tech as it has been discussed on this forum before lol. its had without seeing the paper but I believe it would explain the tech and %100 confirms its practicality in action.
I would very much like to see the leaked paper. (why did it get taken down?)
originally posted by: Hermit777
originally posted by: PorteurDeMort
OK, not to sound cliche but... I'll believe when I see it.
The EM drive is real, what it will actually do is the question but it could cut Earth to Mars down to 70 days v. 500 days
originally posted by: flice
Well... here in Denmark the leak is being picked up as truth in the science end of media
Tourist travel to the moon anyone?
[The conservation of momentum] law states that within a system, the amount of momentum remains constant and is neither created nor destroyed, but only changes through the action of forces. Since the EM Drive involves electromagnetic microwave cavities converting electrical energy directly into thrust, it has no reaction mass. It is therefore "impossible", as far as conventional physics go.
The report, titled "Measurement of Impulsive Thrust from a Closed Radio Frequency Cavity in Vacuum", was apparently leaked in early November. It's lead author is predictably Harold White, the Advanced Propulsion Team Lead for the NASA Engineering Directorate and the Principal Investigator for NASA's Eagleworks lab.
As he and his colleagues (allegedly) report in the paper, they completed an impulsive thrust test on a "tapered RF test article". This consisted of a forward and reverse thrust phase, a low thrust pendulum, and three thrust tests at power levels of 40, 60 and 80 watts. As they stated in the report:
"It is shown here that a dialectically loaded tapered RF test article excited in the TM212 mode at 1,937 MHz is capable of consistently generating force at a thrust level of 1.2 ± 0.1 mN/kW with the force directed to the narrow end under vacuum conditions."