On the exhaust of electromagnetic drive

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Grahn , P , Annila , A & Kolehmainen , E 2016 , ' On the exhaust of electromagnetic drive ' , AIP Advances , vol. 6 , no. 6 , 065205 . https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4953807

Title: On the exhaust of electromagnetic drive
Author: Grahn, Patrick; Annila, Arto; Kolehmainen, Erkki
Contributor organization: Department of Physics
Date: 2016-06
Language: eng
Number of pages: 9
Belongs to series: AIP Advances
ISSN: 2158-3226
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4953807
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/165522
Abstract: Recent reports about propulsion without reaction mass have been met on one hand with enthusiasm and on the other hand with some doubts. Namely, closed metal cavities, when fueled with microwaves, have delivered thrust that could eventually maintain satellites on orbits using solar power. However, the measured thrust appears to be without any apparent exhaust. Thus the Law of Action-Reaction seems to have been violated. We consider the possibility that the exhaust is in a form that has so far escaped both experimental detection and theoretical attention. In the thruster's cavity microwaves interfere with each other and invariably some photons will also end up co-propagating with opposite phases. At the destructive interference electromagnetic fields cancel. However, the photons themselves do not vanish for nothing but continue in propagation. These photon pairs without net electromagnetic field do not reflect back from the metal walls but escape from the resonator. By this action momentum is lost from the cavity which, according to the conservation of momentum, gives rise to an equal and opposite reaction. We examine theoretical corollaries and practical concerns that follow from the paired-photon conclusion. (C) 2016 Author(s).
114 Physical sciences
115 Astronomy, Space science
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