Hi Ben K,

Water replaces oxygen and hydrogen as the stored fuel. Microwaves heat water vapor, separating the O-H2 bonds, and a nearly continuous spark keeps the mix burning.


The design will be published with the TAPR Open Hardware license[1], so there will be plenty of sharing in due time.

I'd like to have a proof of concept before publishing, if only to keep the noise low and minimize wasting other's time.

Dream: Given that the Google X prize moon competition is closed, perhaps Oregon State school system joins forces with an existing team?
Or beats them all there!

cheers,

Ben

1. http://www.tapr.org/OHL

On 09/08/2012 03:45 PM, Benjamin Kaplin wrote:
Care to share more about this propulsion technique?

--bk



On Sep 7, 2012, at 8:36 PM, Benjamin Brink <ka...@dekka.com> wrote:

Hi,

Does PSAS have access to the PSU Microwave Lab?

Can equipment be checked out for performance testing at a test range?

Three basic science experiments could indicate a new approach to rocket 
propulsion and control.

These experiments ought to have emissions testing for safety, since the scaled 
versions of the two high-Q resonators and power induction apparatus might emit 
significant microwaves (and RF in the case of a full-size unit).

best regards,

Ben

_______________________________________________
psas-avionics mailing list
psas-avionics@lists.psas.pdx.edu
http://lists.psas.pdx.edu/mailman/listinfo/psas-avionics

_______________________________________________
psas-avionics mailing list
psas-avionics@lists.psas.pdx.edu
http://lists.psas.pdx.edu/mailman/listinfo/psas-avionics

Reply via email to