Sunday, December 20, 2009

FTL propulsion drive made simple

This method of hyperdrive/FTL propulsion was inspired by a concept in physics called Frame Dragging. Frame dragging is typically associated with spinning objects.  In trying to figure out what might be necessary to achieve FTL propulsion, the benefit of creating a reference frame around the spaceship or FTL rocket cannot be ignored.  It is true that neither physical objects nor light can travel faster than the speed of light c.  However, no such restriction exists for space itself.  If the center of the spaceship includes a heavy object that is spinning rapidly, this might be sufficient to cause the space-time around the spaceship to follow the spaceship everywhere it goes.  The space ship would always be at rest with respect to the space-time around it; the space-time and the spaceship could be treated as a single object capable of dodging relativistic effects.

This blog is called UFO technology.  Therefore, I can describe the existence of a tachyon field generator.  There are a couple of tricky concepts here.  Tachyons are defined as particles that travel faster than the speed of light.  Most people don't think of space or space-time as any kind of  a physical substance; it is, after all, empty space.  There are reasons to think of it as a crystal or a fluid with relativistic properties.  Frame dragging is a phenomena similar to what happens when you rotate a pencil in molasses; the molasses close to the pencil moves with it.  There are galaxies that are very far away from us that appear to be moving faster than the speed of light.  This is a frame dragging effect.  What I am proposing is similar to an Alcubierre hyper-drive, but does not carry the unreasonable amounts of energy necessary to warp space to a bubble like configuration.

The tachyon field generator (TFG) would be placed at the geometric center of the spaceship.  A TFG has the unusual ability to excite space-time and cause it to be tachyonic in nature.  Space-time can be described as a crystal, a tesselation using 10 dimensional spheres.  When the space of this crystal is excited, it becomes tachyonic.  The TFG excites a spherical volume of space-time that is large enough to include the spaceship or FTL rocket.  Everything inside of the excited volume of space behaves normally, and the laws of physics work normally inside of the volume.  But the volume of space, itself, is subject to the laws of motion within hyperspace.  When the rockets or propulsion system is fired up, the exhaust that leaves the spaceship or FTL rocket.  That exhaust will exist within tachyonically excited space for some half life.  The tachyonically excited space will, after some time, because to decay back to regular space.  But while it leaves the FTL spaceship as thrust, it will accelerate the spaceship to FTL velocities.  If the tachyon field generator is shut down, the space-time around the spaceship will slowly lose its tachyonic quality.  Eventually, this tachyonic quality will dissipate, and the spaceship will be dropped back into normal spacetime with the same momentum it would have had from the thrust under normal non-FTL conditions.  The effect of the tachyonically excited space-time around the FTL rocket/space ship is to multiply its velocity by a factor (c'/c)^2.  But the volume of the space that encloses the spaceship has to be completely permeated with tachyons before the FTL effect can occur.  Any material object that passes through the outer surface of the tachyonic space will negate the FTL effect.

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