Laureti always stated that the take off of a PNN device is an essential step toward the recognition (and the commercialization) of this technology. If yesterday it was just an idea still far from reality, today this goal is closer than ever. The road is all uphill, however the Little Cart prototype has still got ample room for improvement, especially in the weight reduction. Here’s Laureti words about the construction, the challenges and the testing of this PNN drone:
A PNN drone is an essential step to create a probe to Mars and back to bring back samples of martian soil on Earth.
After the recent experimental developments of PNN there is the possibility to build a drone with PNN propulsion. What we’re going to say could seem fantastical and impossible if it wouldn’t exist an experimental basis verifiable with the recent tests of PNN prototype F432 in the guise of a small spaceship. According to the tests a series of incredible events linked to the overcome of all three principles of Newtonian mechanics have been experimentally produced. In practice, the change of the laws of Newtonian dynamics is triggered by the violation of the third principle of dynamics: the action and reaction principle.
With the III violated, the second law of dynamic, with PNN prototype F432 in ON state, is increasing over time with the contextual change of the Newtonian law of inertia. Both on the pendulum and on the scale that it constantly lightens up as shown in the video of January 22nd 2019.
The Kern electronic scale (duly shielded), is sensible to 1/100th of gram and it transmits its data to a computer via optical fiber to avoid interferences through a cable under the e.m irradiation of the prototype.
What does it mean about the possibility to build a PNN drone? That the thrust in contribution with the new inertia law can reach accumulation levels high enough to make the prototype fly. To make an example it’s enough to charge the prototype with thrust for a certain time like one fill a water tank. We calculated that, given the current low thrust, F432 should become airborne after 17 hours.
Furthermore in the Kern scale tests one can see that after the power supply is turned off the system keeps to accelerate, that is its inertia law is changed!
It mens that there is an accelerated motion in inertial state as if the system was propelled.
It looks like we have a physical change of the non-Newtonian mobile.
In this other video, as I could (with lower initial temperatures) cool down the bridge (passive thermal dissipation on the amplifier) for a longer time I also reached a higher thrust on the pendulum.
At the state of the art it means that we have the basic evidence to achieve the take off by improving the actual prototype F432.
The fundamental limits that we must overcome to shorten the times and improve the efficiency in order to take off are the following:
- A longer operational time of the amplifier, which only has passive thermal dissipation meaning that we must keep the amplifier turned on up to the moment of take off and then stabilize and extend the thermal dissipation of the bridge and other heatsinks to avoid malfunctions. Plus, to add passive thermal heatsinks on the prototype [the thrust core – E.N] too.
- Constant battery recharge before the take off. This can be done by irradiating the solar panels of the PNN drone while it’s on the ground and not airborne yet so that it can take off with fully charged batteries; this because in later meliorative tests, always with fully charged batteries, the prototype can reach the geostationary orbit of Earth.
- For a mission to Mars and back it is necessary to pile up panels and batteries in geostationary orbit. One could wonder why is that. The answer is deliberately polemic: because in Italy we prohibited ourselves the use of nuclear energy! Therefore unfortunately we must provide differently.
- Drastic drop of impedance of PNN thruster, that is to lower it from about 33 Ω of today to something near to 2 Ω, that is to increase by a factor of ten the thrust in ON state with the same amount of consumed energy. This will require the addition of more heatsinks to the prototype.
- Adaptation and modification of remote piloting systems from Newtonian inertia ones to non-Newtonian ones.
- We have to build a ramp-like launch structure bound to the ground to make the primary thrust tests, inertia and operation. In PNN dynamics thrust and non linear inertia law work jointly and we don’t know well yet what happens when the ON state goes from less than a minute to more than one hour.
Once all the tests have been made won’t need a launch ramp anymore and it will mount the solar panels. It will be able to depart from any almost flat surface and with appropriate remote controls to be piloted like a drone
Here’s the video of the latest test:
In a mail exchange I had with Laureti he stated that if he manages to improve the thrust he’s going to tether the prototype on a horizontal rail with a pole where the drone can move vertically and then to observe the behavior through accelerometers and pressure sensors.
Personally I wonder how it will be possible to control a non-newtonian thrust that increases over time. It might sound like a trivial problem but let’s imagine a PNN probe that is travelling toward Mars and you want the engine to fire only for a specic time in order to enter the martian orbit: with non Newtonian propulsion the engine would keep firing even if it’s turned off so there’s an high risk that the probe would overshoot the planet (or incinerate in the atmosphere). Therefore I try to imagine how this extra thrust might be discharged and what would happen to it: would it become electrity? Or maybe heat?