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by Aero
Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:08 am
Forum: Fund-Raising
Topic: "Gang of 10" energy bill compromise ~$10B research
Replies: 27
Views: 15874

Roger! Free Markets, Wow. Are you running for office, You got my vote.
by Aero
Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:57 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More EEStor news
Replies: 40
Views: 18534

Hey people, lets step back and look at this. The first question I have is, what is our beef? Is it that we're concerned that EESTOR might be a scam because we don't have any information or prototypes showing that it works, even though mass production starts in a matter of months? I would be concerne...
by Aero
Sat Aug 02, 2008 1:43 am
Forum: Fund-Raising
Topic: T. Boone Pickens
Replies: 31
Views: 23089

This is some interesting information. It says that Pickens is in it for the water, implying that wind is only a beneficial diversion.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,395304,00.html
by Aero
Sat Jul 26, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Suppose..
Replies: 7
Views: 3172

The Energy Innovations Small Grant program sponsored by the California Energy Commission passes out grant money, to see if ideas have any merit. The grants are small, $50-$95,000, and only about 30 grants per year are funded, but they are very carefully evaluated by experts (or as close as can be fo...
by Aero
Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Latest On Space Elevators and Power Beaming
Replies: 20
Views: 6599

Yes, confirmed that the advantage of the equator derives from the direction and rate of rotation of the Earth. Orbital velocity is about 17,000 mph around the center of mass. Earth's rotation causes the launch vehicle to be traveling about 1000 mph eastward around the center of mass, as it sits on t...
by Aero
Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:34 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Alpha collector geometry idea...
Replies: 42
Views: 21474

Hi drmike, I have been posting to a design thread (direct conversion) where we really need a value for the radius of an area within the Polywell that I have dubbed the "fusion core." I define the fusion core as that area where conditions exist for p-B11 fusion and from where alpha particles may be ...
by Aero
Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:09 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: The problem with ion convergence
Replies: 126
Views: 34754

Hi drmike, I have been posting to a design thread (direct conversion) where we really need a value for the radius of an area within the Polywell that I have dubbed the "fusion core." I define the fusion core as that area where conditions exist for p-B11 fusion and from where alpha particles may be e...
by Aero
Sat Jul 19, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: The problem with ion convergence
Replies: 126
Views: 34754

drmike
Is that consistent with the experimental results from WB-6?
by Aero
Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:45 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Where's the beef?
Replies: 132
Views: 42702

The WB-6 final report gives the following summary table:

Summary of last 5 tests
1) 5.0kV, 800A B-field, 1 count
2) 9.8kV, 750A B-field, 2 counts
3) 12.5kV, 700A B-field, 2 counts
4) 12.5kV, 800A B-fiel(1 kG) d, 3 counts
5) 14kV 1000A B-field, 1 count (while leg failing)

I hope this helps.
by Aero
Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Alpha collector geometry idea...
Replies: 42
Views: 21474

93143, I'm pretty straight forward, I try to say what I mean. Please don't read inferences into my work unless I state them explicitly. If you think that my published result implies a further consequence, feel free to publish the consequence, but take the credit for yourself. Please don't try to put...
by Aero
Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:55 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Alpha collector geometry idea...
Replies: 42
Views: 21474

The minor torus diameter of the magnetic coils being the same in the two different Polywell configurations results from the assumption that the dodec coil major torus diameter was half the truncube coil major torus diameter. That results in the circumference being half also, but there are twice the...
by Aero
Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:23 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Alpha collector geometry idea...
Replies: 42
Views: 21474

@Aero: I would think the fusion core would be fairly small - otherwise we have a problem with fusion-energy ions being at the edge of the wiffleball, which is bad for confinement. But I don't really know. The magnets will hopefully be fairly narrow, so as to achieve better than 80% transparency - a...
by Aero
Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:19 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Alpha collector geometry idea...
Replies: 42
Views: 21474

I really do have several questions, the answers to which I believe will cast some light on our problem of shadows and repellers. I want to use a term that is not well defined, at least to me. The term is "fusion core" and by that I mean that particular lumpy spherical area within the polywell where ...
by Aero
Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:29 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Alpha collector geometry idea...
Replies: 42
Views: 21474

You can find the NASA paper on a link from here http://aeroaero.bravehost.com/
I don't know how my first post got corrupted. I probably didn't do it right.
by Aero
Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:45 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Where's the beef?
Replies: 132
Views: 42702

Yes. I think all of us who have lived through the Microsoft Windows life cycle understand exactly what you mean. Sell the promise. Or maybe its, "Sell the sizzle, not the steak!"