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by Aero
Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: The Successor to Polywell - Solving Poincaré the Right Way
Replies: 24
Views: 8848

Did you guys ever hear about "Innocent until proven guilty?" He hasn't done anything on this bulletin board that makes him a bad person, so be nice. And if you don't like this thread then don't post on it, it will go away. As for me, its refreshing to see that there is at least one person ...
by Aero
Sat Jul 12, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Where's the beef?
Replies: 132
Views: 36456

Do you think then that the Naval personnel responsible for managing and securing funds for this project are overlooking the need for a detailed physical understanding of the process and funding the experiments for whatever reason? I doubt it. I do think that perhaps Dr. Bussard's past career and sta...
by Aero
Sat Jul 12, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Making Electricity with the p-B Polywell
Replies: 134
Views: 37058

As you know, the Polywell represents new technology. Using this technology, the BFR generates alpha particles. The direct conversion of alpha particles to electricity is not new technology. I am surprised that no one has mentioned existing art, or known problems. A few days ago I posted a reference ...
by Aero
Wed Jul 09, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Cap and Trade implications.
Replies: 39
Views: 13602

If it turns out BFRs cost a lot less than coal plants (coal plants are the cheapest peak load plants, so they tend to be (over)used as stopgaps) -- BFRs might end up being the new "coal." Really?! I though a gas turbine was the cheapest peak load plant. I'll believe you. Thanks for my cor...
by Aero
Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Making Electricity with the p-B Polywell
Replies: 134
Views: 37058

Hey guys, I know that this is no fun, but the problem has been worked before so I don't think we'll need to discover any new science here. Of course it is fun to figure out how it really works, keeps us sharp, too. And the power regime of BFRs is totally new, but adapting to that regime is a differe...
by Aero
Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Two more months on the contract
Replies: 31
Views: 9501

After the document is released for peer review, how long will it be until the paper is available to the general public? I'm looking forward to reading it. Well, that's the problem. If it is good news the navy may renew the contract and embargo information release so we will never see it. On the oth...
by Aero
Tue Jul 08, 2008 4:56 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Cap and Trade implications.
Replies: 39
Views: 13602

Cap and Trade implications.

Cap and Trade as I understand it, is a means where carbon emitting industries are regulated to limit their level of greenhouse gas emissions. If companies within the industry do not meet the regulation, said companies must either pay a severe penalty, shut down, or they may purchase unused greenhous...
by Aero
Tue Jul 08, 2008 4:08 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Where's the beef?
Replies: 132
Views: 36456

WB-7 is funded by the navy, isn't it? Is that the same navy that slapped a gag order on Dr. Bussard? Do we have any assurance that Dr. Nebel won't be gagged the same way? I guess I'm trying to ask a question. Do we know that we will get information about WB-7 experimental performance later this year...
by Aero
Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Two more months on the contract
Replies: 31
Views: 9501

I understood that WB-6 used 30 cm coils, and that WB-7 was to duplicate WB-6 to verify results. But I see 35 cm coils bandied about for WB-7. ........ WB-6 had about 30-35cm coils, I believe WB-7 is the same exact size. Now, can someone tell me when the 1.6m machine dimension arose? It is attribute...
by Aero
Sun Jul 06, 2008 1:46 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Whats to be learned by comparing WB-6 and WB-7?
Replies: 5
Views: 3037

Hello Aero, I have a PDF of Bussard's WB-6 report, where he gives the coil dimensions as ID=201mm, OD=307mm, and overall MaGrid height as 393mm. The PDF is titled:- Final Successful Tests of WB-6; October/November 2005 Robert W. Bussard and R. Michael Wray EMC2-0806-04 rev. 0107 Regards, Tony Barry...
by Aero
Sun Jul 06, 2008 4:29 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Whats to be learned by comparing WB-6 and WB-7?
Replies: 5
Views: 3037

Thanks Roger. Given that there seems to be no point to my original post.
Does anyone know the physical specifications of WB-6 and WB-7, for certain? I mean the real numbers to at least 3 decimal places?
by Aero
Sun Jul 06, 2008 1:30 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Whats to be learned by comparing WB-6 and WB-7?
Replies: 5
Views: 3037

Whats to be learned by comparing WB-6 and WB-7?

That is, without WB-7 data. On reading a large percentage of the posts on this BB, and all of the recent ones, I've noticed some new numbers cropping up. I understood that WB-6 used 30 cm coils, and that WB-7 was to duplicate WB-6 to verify results. But I see 35 cm coils bandied about for WB-7. This...
by Aero
Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:35 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Carlson and Nebel
Replies: 108
Views: 43853

Re: Yes, line cusps exist but they are not insurmountable

Gently speaking, have you read Bussard's 2006-9 IAC paper? In which he freely acknowledges the existence of line cusps in WB-6? He points out some other things regarding them and WB-6 but I don't want to misquote him so I point to the paper, its an easy read. Art has already said the IAC paper won'...
by Aero
Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:51 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Carlson and Nebel
Replies: 108
Views: 43853

Yes, line cusps exist but they are not insurmountable

Gently speaking, have you read Bussard's 2006-9 IAC paper? In which he freely acknowledges the existence of line cusps in WB-6? He points out some other things regarding them and WB-6 but I don't want to misquote him so I point to the paper, its an easy read.
by Aero
Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:56 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Kick the tires, light the fires...
Replies: 27
Views: 12242

We'll need more than one power type

Electric cars will satisfy most people, but I suspect that, for example, long haul trucking, aircraft, particularly small agile military aircraft, as well as farm equipment will use diesel or kerosene into the foreseeable future. Just my opinion. The real problem will be political, not technological...

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