APEC 12/10: Hypersonic MHD & Warp-Drive Propulsion

Conference Details

Justin Pearson will discuss the Baldwin Aerospace approach to Hypersonic MHD propulsion; Greg Hodgin will talk about the ZC Industries Warp-Drive; Mark Sokol will demonstrate a rebuilt Podkletnov Impulse generator experiment; Todd Desiato and Mark Sokol will demonstrate a completed Ion-Drive; and Michael Perrone will discuss the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics. We’ll be finishing off the event with an open discussion and ad hoc presentations by conference attendees!

Part #1 – Justin Pearson – Hypersonic MHD Propulsion

Justin Pearson will describe the Baldwin Aerospace solution to the problem of hypersonic propulsion. He will compare Baldwin’s program to Hermeus, and will also describe MHD propulsion followed by how he plans to utilize this technology. He will provide details on how our technology stands out from the competition, and will discuss the team he has assembled to solve these challenges. He will conclude with details on their current state of development and goals for the future.

Part #2 – Greg Hodgin – ZC Institute Warp-Drive

Greg Hodgin of the ZC Institute will present his model for a new type of propulsion system based initially on the research into the Alcubierre Drive. He believes warp-fields can be generated efficiently and used as a means of producing fusion energy, which in turn can be fed back into the warp-field for propulsion purposes.

Part #3 –Mark Sokol – Podkletnov Force-Beam Experiment Re-Test

Mark will be performing an experimental re-test of the Podkletnov Force-Beam experiment first attempted at APEC 11/12. In the earlier test, pressure inside the containment vessel was too high after the cryogenic coolant for the superconductor weakened the pressure chamber. Mark has rebuilt that, and will be attempting another test with lower pressures in the hopes of moving a series of lead weights suspended at a distance of several feet from the apparatus.

Part #4 – Todd Desiato – Ion-Drive Demonstration

Todd has been constructing an ion-drive encased in a metal-tube, and Mark has performed initial testing with positive thrust results. Testing exhausted the supply of argon used in the test chamber, and internal sparking was noted during testing that indicated a high-impedance in the device. Mark is making adjustments as requested by Todd, and will be performing a live test of the device during the conference.

Part #5 – Michael Perrone – 2nd Law of Thermodynamics

Michael Perrone will discuss a roadmap for interested undergraduates and graduates who wish to learn more about current challenges to the Second Law of Thermodynamics and produce their own experiments or experimental replications. This will include comments on the manner in which these systems depart from standard statistical mechanics, common features of these systems, relevant mathematical concepts, and some example systems of particular interest for experimental replications and comments about how each avoids assumptions from statistical mechanics.

Part #6 – Open Discussion

Conference guests interested in presenting experimental info to the group are invited to participate at this time.


Links & Resources

• Justin Pearson: Baldwin Aerospace
• Greg Hodgin: ZC Institute
• Falcon Space: Facebook | YouTube
• Jeremy Rys: Alien Scientist Website