Active microwave drive

A good idea needs time to mature

The first idea led to a concrete design for a practical scheme, a few small changes were made to the scheme, and the design resulted in a much simpler functional principle that is easy to explain in just three sentences.
The ability to explain something in an easy, simple way is a good indicator of whether a new functional principle can work.
I have since thrown the original idea completely overboard, but it has paved the way for my current work.

A question of faith

In order to be able to deal with the topic of a pure e-drive at all, you must first of all ignore the entirety of physical knowledge, because, when it comes to this topic, you are justifiably constantly told in an almost prayer-like manner that thrust can only be produced if you repel something.
As a result, too few people concern themselves with this topic and there is a lack of new impetus in this field.

The next steps

The electrical circuits shown in the diagram have already been designed and components have already been selected for the first half.
The circuits are built on a small scale in order to verify their function and to measure their actual performance.
Only then do the actual experiment and the corresponding measurements begin.
That sounds simple, but there is still a long way to go.

What help is still needed?

We are still looking for an efficient partner for the project, who will work out the mathematics for the theoretical side of the functional principle.

Unexpected possibilities

Reusable technology

The idea of reusable technology is about a kind of mini shuttle that is intended to recover the valuable technology from a rocket after deployment. Part of the shuttle concept is also the fact that internal cavities heat up considerably during re-entry. This will cause a multitude of problems as regards control mechanics and control hydraulics. An electric high-temperature servomotor was designed especially in order to completely avoid these problems.

The design of the servomotor is not about efficiency, but only about fulfilling and maintaining the function in incredibly hot situations.
For this reason, the design of the servomotor does without all of the traditional materials found in electric motors.

The avoidance of traditional materials also offers unexpected new opportunities. For example, the design of the servomotor can be used to develop a bridging technology that makes it possible, for example, for a Mars base poor in raw materials to manufacture its own electric motors for machines.

by Alexander Zielbach
zielbach@gmx.de