od bless responsible engineers and inventors worldwide. Appears that the saga developed by Roger Shawyer called “Impossible Engine” for the first time runs out at the end to the happy finale. An inventor managed to engines that patent, and the patent details are public, so we can finally accurately read. He was also a producer interested in the commercialization of the invention.
Shawyer will make much more money by consulting this technology with companies worldwide instead of cashing out percentage from sales.
For the record: currently used engines require a special gas, who disposed of is from the engine and causes a recoil of the ship in the opposite direction. The engine does not require to run such gas would be a huge revolution, because now any even if space has access to a limitless source of solar energy-need to act with gas, whose source is limited.
According to the calculations of specialists from Eagleworks labs vehicle with this engine could get us to Mars in just 70 days, and therefore not only orbit, but the entire solar system to stand before us.
EmDrive is the work of Roger Shawyera, who is not a man accidentally-is one of the best whizzes from aeronautics in Europe. His work, in turn, looks like a closed conical container that after completing resonating microwaves produces a string towards the wider end of the cone by increasing the momentum of the system. In turn the principle of conservation of momentum says that if the layout of bodies do not work external forces-the system has a constant rush.
The base engine has its effect on the phenomenon of radiation pressure. Electromagnetic Radiation, absorbed, reflected or scattered produces just pressure equivalent energy density flux divided by the speed of light-and thus generates a certain, very small. The so-called Group speed electromagnetic wave and the same generated by her strength, may depend on the geometry of the waveguide, in which it propagates (which has been proven already in the 1950s of the 20th century). Below you can see a very basic sketch showing the operation of the engine:
Below and you can see one of the illustrations for the patent, much more detailed, showing the engine greatly improved (though the principle of its operation has not changed)
Shawyer concept is simple, if the waveguide will be such that on one of his end of the wave speed will be much different from the speed of the wave on the other end (and the ability to give a cone) is bouncing this wave between the two ends is the difference in pressure, and so the strength sufficient to generate the string.
Such a system is closed, and so at first glance, it breaks the law conservation of momentum, however, comes Einsten relativity, because according to Shawyer the engine itself is in a different reference system, and wave in the Interior-in another.
Despite the present by the inventor of the acting (though very small, generating only 16 mN thrust) models it was, despite his extensive experience and merit (it was for many years one of the heads of the European aerospace company EADS Astrium), ridiculed by colleagues, who regarded his device “another perpetual motion“.
The inventor, however, worked on, was getting ready the next models, and all the time it was investigating whether the case reached the pulling force is not the result of friction, electromagnetic effects or even plain air movement-but could not find the error.
His work caught my eye Professor Yang Juan with the Northwest University of technology in Xi’an, which has vast experience in working with motors for spacecraft. Her team first very carefully reviewed theoretical foundations, the EmDrive activities after their confirmation took the experiments. And these, the results of which have been published in the last year have produced a clear result-with a few kilowatts of power managed to generate 720 mN thrust.
Very little, however, ion engines XIPS Boeing’s production (Boeing Space Systems) , which are used in satellites to gently correcting their position, generate less than 1/4 the power consuming twice as much energy, and to require it to act propelling gas, which is the role of the noble here Xenon. And therefore the “wear out” when gas, ends life.
Chinese scientists with their colleagues from the wider west does not want to believe, and yet engine simply work.
In 2014, its version of this engine (called Cannae) built the american Guido Fett, who managed to convince NASA to conducted its tests and initial tests have given a positive result, Eeagleworks engineers, however decided to repeat it in a vacuum to get even more reliable confirmation.
After mounting the motor suspended in a vacuum applicants “instructions are perceptibly once again managed to confirm that it achieved a string of 30-50 mN very few, however, does not change the fact that it works so as its inventor-breaking seemingly the principle of conservation of momentum.
Apparently, because according to the gurus of NASA in the game enter can quantum effects, and more specifically the impact of the emerging and to the particles of matter and antimatter in the quantum vacuum (but as they wrote in their article-their aim was not to know here exact rules for the operation of the engine but to check whether to not work).
Shawyer revealed already out of one of the British companies (Rolls-Royce more likely) that want to produce an enhanced version of the engine, which generates about orders of magnitude more. We are glad, therefore, doubly-also for this reason that the story of the lone inventor in a standing position in front of the machine ended up with a happy ending.
Patent Pages: http://emdrive.com