New York, NY (PRWEB) August 14, 2006
Research and development engineer Marshall Barnes is announcing results from a series of gravity tests that exceed the gravity modification measurements announced March 23, 2006 by the European Space Agency. The tests involved a special electromagnetic field produced by a device that he calls an STDTS. The ESA reported measurements were surpassed by many orders of magnitude. The experiments have been video taped and analyzed frame by frame to determine there was a measurable increase in velocity over the Earth's gravity.
According to a press release issued by the ESA, under certain special conditions, their effect is "much larger than expected from general relativity" and could lead toward "significant step towards the long-sought-after quantum theory of gravity." That effect was determined by the ESA as "just 100 millionths of the acceleration due to the Earth’s gravitational field," although they claimed that, "the measured field is a surprising one hundred million trillion times larger than Einstein’s General Relativity predicts. Initially, the researchers were reluctant to believe their own results."
According to their press release, small acceleration sensors, at different locations close to a ring of superconducting material rotating up to 6,500 times a minute, were used as the superconductor accelerated. The sensors "recorded an acceleration field outside the superconductor that appears to be produced by gravitomagnetism". Martin Tajmar, of the ARC Seibersdorf Research GmbH, Austria, who conducted the tests, stated that "This experiment is the gravitational analogue of Faraday's electromagnetic induction experiment in 1831."
In comparison, no sensors were used by Marshall, but the experiments were video taped. Frame by frame analysis shows that in all cases, there was a difference in the duration of free fall of the test rig, between 1 to 2 frames less - depending on the power output used and location - than the free fall duration when the STDTS field was deactivated from the test rig. For example, with the test rig not powered up, it fell in 19 frames. With the test rig activated by the STDTS, it fell in 17 frames. The only difference between the two types of tests was whether the field was turned on or off.
At other times the difference over the Earth's gravity was 1 to 1.5 frames, depending on the power output and location. On one occasion, a test took place outside and wind resistance effected the descent, due to the air bladder-like padding that protected the receiver used in the test rig arrangements. Air could be heard rushing up against the air bladders and it is believed that it effected the drop rate. However, the drop rate was still 1 frame less than when the field was deactivated. In other words, there was still a detectable acceleration over the Earth's gravity.
In every test, every time the field was activated, an increase was recorded in velocity over when the field was off.
Because of the height used in the tests, between 8 and 12 ft. (although always consistent between test and controlled drops in each case) it was easy to see what the Earth's gravity was in each case. On average, the Earth's gravity equaled 19 frames of video, or nearly two thirds of a second, because most of the tests were done in the 8 ft. range. The maximum increase so-far, with the STDTS in the same test, was 17 frames of video or little more than one half a second. The result is an increase of 1.117 over the Earth's gravity. That's 111,700,000 times greater than the ESA results. The ESA results are so small, they would be impossible to detect without special equipment.
The Marshall's experiments involved the STDTS signal being sent from a transmitter to the test rig consisting of a cigarette pack sized receiver, with a dead "D" size battery attached below it, and a copper disc attached to the bottom of that. A cable from the output of the receiver carried the STDTS signal to the copper disc where it struck the disc and generated the STDTS electromagnetic field. A cluster of air bladders, usually used for packing, was wrapped around the receiver to protect it during the fall. The test rig was then raised up and released to fall either on to a cushioned pad or in a box of packing peanuts. Tests, with more power, involved trading the receiver/transmitter arrangement for direct lines from a power amplifier to the new test rig that involved 2 "D" batteries attached end to end, with the copper disc once again on the bottom of last one, facing the floor.
When judging the duration of each fall, only the frame immediately before the first frame of free fall was selected as the starting point. Free fall was judged as beginning at that moment when the test rig had been completely released.
"In a way, it's apples and oranges," Marshall commented on comparisons with the Tajmar experiments. "The ESA results have to do with superconductivity and possible ramifications for models of quantum gravity. What I'm doing is developing a way to exploit the theoretical coupling between gravity and electromagnetism that Einstein always felt existed. Clearly, there's no other explanation for it. It's certainly not ion wind. What Tajmar and I do have in common is the measurement of acceleration effects over the Earth's gravity. I missed that, when I first read the ESA report, because I hadn't conducted my experiments yet. After I did, I happened to reread the report and saw the mentioned 100 millionth rate of increase over the Earth's gravity. That's when I realized that my results were much more dramatic."
Marshall's gravity tests are just the latest of a series of experiments that he has been conducting with the proprietary STDTS technology, with the goal of developing propellantless propulsion systems to improve travel times on Earth and in the air, as well as ultimately through outer space. The impact for the airline industry would be dramatic because of the enormous amount of fuel savings that would be derived due to increased acceleration in flight. Less time flying means less fuel used, since the STDTS is propellantless acceleration.
A video tape will be made available within weeks, for public viewing, of a gravity test which will include the frame by frame analysis. He has already presented his video taped research a number of times, most recently at a regional Mensa conference. He plans on doing a full briefing in September for professionals in the aviation industry and related fields.
These tests, and others, will be featured in an upcoming documentary for television, home video and educational release. The documentary will feature commentary by a number of physics professionals.
Marshall Barnes conducts research for the private AET RaDAL group.
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T.J. Newton by email.