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Advanced Propulsion Technologies Workshop

From: Georgina Bruni <georgina@easynet.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 11:54:30 -0000
Fwd Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 02:07:41 +0000
Subject: Advanced Propulsion Technologies Workshop


For the Scientists on the List

ADVANCED PROPULSION TECHNOLOGIES,
ENGLAND.advanced-propulsion-technologies@supanet.com
Tel:(44) 1273-705359

WORKSHOP :First International Field Propulsion Meeting,
University of Sussex, Brighton, England. January 20st-22nd 2001
(Held at Institute of Development Studies, Falmer Campus). This
WORKSHOP is supported by The British National Space Centre, &
The Society of British Aerospace  Companies.

The first International Workshop in Field Propulsion Physics &
technology.Attendance is encouraged by all scientists and
engineers working on electrogravitic & propellentless
technologies.

The WORKSHOP will run over three days. A Plenary session, &
focus-group sub-sessions and work-groups on specific themes,
will conclude with a report-back meeting on day three:

Workshop proceedings will be published online,by University of
Sussex & available on CD-ROM. Copyright 2000.

This WORKSHOP is being called as a European response to the
establishment of the NASA "Breakthrough Propulsion Physics"
workshops, but is open to International participants, on a
Global basis.

Following recent coverage in the Public and scientific media,
with regard to emerging experimental and engineering results in
the field of "Propellentless propulsion", and theoretical and
experimental work on the "Electrogravitics" hypothesis, it was
decided that a European focus for this area was needed, external
to NASA and the United States, and also International in
character.

This Workshop is therefor the first in a possible series,
located in England, and intended as the pre-cursor of an
International conference in Spring, 2002.

Participants are encouraged to submit papers about all aspects
and implicationsof the emergence of this propulsion technology.
Speculative, far-future & near future predictive material, as
well as theoretical physics & engineering papers,are welcome.

The objective of the Workshop is to establish potential themes,
paths, and experimental routes, as well as fostering
International collaboration and co-operation.

Individual researchers, as well as Institutions, are encouraged
to participate.

A SPECIAL MILLENIUM STATEMENT FOR 2001
FROM SIR ARTHUR C. CLARKE:

"Our current ventures beyond the atmosphere will one day look
like early19th Century attempts at ballooning. In fact, that is
a good analogy, because the rocket may play exactly the same
role in space exploration as the balloon did in the conquest of
the air. It is only a matter of time, -I trust not more than a
few decades, before We have safe and economical space propulsion
systems, depending on new principles of Physics that are now
being discussed by far-sighted engineers and scientists.....
When We know how to do it efficiently, the main expenses of
Space Travel will be catering, and in-flight movies."

DAY ONE:
20th January 2001.
PLENARY SESSION:
Morning: 10.am Commencement:
Opening Speeches :
1:Dr Anders Hansson [Secretary: Commission three, International
Academy of Astronautics.] Mission Statement... Plenary
discussions: Themed Subjects: Theme One: The need for
propellentless propulsion: Limits of existing technology versus
the demands of Space Exploration. Theme two: Propellentless
Propulsion-Theory: Field propulsion theory- the promise. Theme:
three: Propellentless Propulsion: Experiments: reported but
unconfirmed or unverified experimental results to date. Theme
four: Research in Progress: Present-day projects & experimental
work: Who is doing what, who is funding what. Theme five: Energy
for Propellentless Propulsion: Estimated Power requirements &
possible power sources. Theme six: Application to Deep Space
Missions: Missions previously impossible without this
technology, & missions enhanced by this technology. Theme seven:
Identification of Necessary Enabling Research Areas: Future
thrust for theory development, Experiments to be made &
corroborated, Technologies to be developed, & estimates
of timescales to realization, & budgetry requirements.

Theme Summations:
ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:

1:As a result of this WORKSHOP is there sufficient credibility
now for field propulsion concepts for potential applicability to
Space Applications?

2:Are there therefore scientific & engineering justifications
for future projects?.

3:If theoretical and engineering credibility are established,
what are the criteria for the way forwards to possible
engineering & hardware projects?

There will be a one Hour Lunch Break, & two coffee breaks during
the day.

CONCLUSION AT 5.30PM.

There will be informal social activities for Delegates in the
Evening. A Bar will be available.

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DAY TWO:
21st January 2001 9.00 AM START: PAPER PRESENTATIONS:
Provisional listings. Subject to amendements:
Morning Session: (Themes 1,2,3)

Dr Hal Puthoff. (Institute of Advanced studies Texas.)
"Engineering The Zero-point field & Polarizable Vacuum for
Interstellar Flight."

Alexandre Szames (French historian of Astronautics)
"Historical & Techno-cultural consequences of the Development of
Field Propulsion"

Dr Vesselin Petkov. (Concordia University Montreal: Canada.)

"Does contemporary Physics Provide An Experimentally Supported T
heoretical Basis For Controlling Inertia & Gravitation - The
Ultimate Goal of Advanced Propulsion?"
(Related paper at: http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/physics/0012025 )

Stavros Dmitrou. (Associate Professor, TEI Athens.Dept. Of
Electronics Engineering.

Efforts in Developing Upwards & Directional Propellentless
Thrust. (Experimental Demonstration.)

Dr Alan Holt (NASA, United States.Dr Holt is attending in a
private capacity.) "Field-dependent Propulsion: Research &
Technology Challanges."


David Froning Jr. (Flight Unlimited, Flagstaff, Arizona,
U.S.A.) & R.L. Roach (Ramat Hasron, Israel.)

"Preliminary Simulations of Vehicle interactions with the
zero-point vacuum by fluid dynamics approximation "

Jerry E. Bayles: (U.S.A.) [by proxy]
"Quantum Vehicle Propulsion": (Speaker : R. Obousy)
(Related paper at: http://members.xoom.com/robousy/ftl )

Dr Illobrand Von Ludwiger (Formerly DASA Germany.)
"The Physics Of Burkard Heim & Applications To Space Propulsion"

Prof. Vigier: (University of Paris:6, Laboratory of Gravitation,
Relativity & Cosmology: France.)

"Power Units & Field Propulsion Engineering for Insterstellar
Flight..."

Ross Tessien: (President, Impulse Propulsion Systems U.S.A.)
"Mass to Space Conversion, The Error in E=MC^2."

Dr Claudio Maccone (Alenia S.A. Turin Italy.)
"Tensor Symbolic Manipulators For Investigations In Breakthrough
Propulsion Physics" Related Website:
http://www.ijvr.com/ipipress/maccone1.html#top/maccone1.html#top

http://www.ijvp.com/ipipress/maccone2.html#top/maccone2.html#top

Dr Jean-Pierre Petit ( France: Director CNRS & Laboratoire D'
Astrophysics Marseille )
"The Physics of Hyperspace Transfer: A propulsion Method."
Related Website: http://www.jp-petit.com

DAY THREE:
22nd January 2001 9.am: start
Morning Session: Focus & Workgroups: The seven themed
discussions; deliverables & reportables.

Special Address:
Prof. John Allen (Prof. Aerospace Science Cranfield & Kingstone
Universities.) Overview of the required Technologies and
Engineering required for Field Propulsion"

THERE WILL BE A FORMAL DINNER IN THE EVENING FOR DELEGATES:
(N.B. the cost is included in the delegate workshop fee. This
will commence at 7.30pm.)

BRITISH DELEGATES: (E.U.)
1:*Dr Ian King (Manchester University).
2:Mr James Batchelor.tbc.
3:Dr Peter Mercer. (Formerly Brighton University. Physicist.)tbc
4:Dr A. May. (British Goverment scientist.) tbc
5:*Mr. R.K. Obousy (British Goverment Scientist.)
6:Dr G.P. Owen (British Goverment Scientist.)tbc.
7:*Mr Robert Lamb. (British Goverment Scientist.)
8:*Mr Mike Geer.(BNSC head of technology)
9:*Professor John Allen. (Professor of Aerospace Sciences, Cranfield
& Kingston Universities, England.
10:Mr David Way.(Director, Aerospace & Defence Industries, DTI,
U.K. Goverment. .) tbc.
11:The British Air League. (Delegated Representative.) tba
12:Mr Richard Williams. (Surrey University & Surrey Satellite Systems
Company) tbc
13:*Ms. Caroline Thompson (Physicist, formerly Aberystwyth University)
14:Reserved Delegate.
15:Prof. Sir Harold Kroto. N.L. (Sussex University.)tbc.
16:*Dr Anders Hansson (Secretary I.A.A. .)
17:Mr Adrian Mears. (Farnborough, DERA.) tbc
18:Delegate. (DTI air/space.Policy.) tbc
19:Delegate Representative: S.B.A.C. t.b.a.
20:Delegate.History Dept. Sussex University. tba
21:Mr Richard Tremayne Smith. (BNSC Trans. systems).tbc
22:William Marshall (Physicist, Wadham College Oxford) tbc
23:Bruce Harvey: (Physicist Birmingham). tbc.
24:Reserved Delegate.
25:Reserved Delegate.
26:Delegate.T.B.A. (Sussex University Engineering Dept.)
27:Reserved Delegate.
28:Dr Sergei Sazhin. (Brighton University, Physicist.) tbc
29:Prof. Hinds. (Sussex University, physics.) tbc
30:*Mr Graham Ennis. (Advanced Propulsion Technologies.)
31:*Dr D. Lawrence. (Physicist. Brighton University.)
32:Mr Russel Anderson.tbc.
33:*Mr John Pasley. (Independent Researcher.)
34:Mr Peter Mobberly (Advanced Energy Technologies.)tbc
35:*Mr David Ashford. (Bristol Space Planes.)
36:*Mr Michael Stoakes ( artist)
37:*Ms. Michelle Barber (Videographer/artist).
38:*Mr Matthew Healy (Cranfield University)
39:*Mr Tony Cuthbert (Engineering Researcher).

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MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES:
40:*Mr G. Bird. (York Technical Publishers.).
41:*Mr Chris Bullock. (Space correspondent Janes Defence Weekly.)
42:*Mr Ian Sample (New Scientist Magazine.)
43:Mr Jonothen Leake (Science Editor Sunday Times.)tbc
44:*Mr Malcom English (Editor, "Air International".)
45:*Mr Nick Cook (Aviation Editor Janes Defence Weekly.)
46:* Ms. G. Bruni (Specialist writer & broadcaster.)
47:*Dr Nigel Calder. (Science writer & broadcaster.)
48: *Mr Robin McKie (Science Editor The Observer.)
External (Foreign) Delegates:

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RUSSIA & C.I.S. STATES.
1:Dr Alexandre Shpilman (Rep. Kazakstan.)tbc
2:Reserved Delegate: Russian Space Agency: tbc.
3:Dr Alex Frolov. (St Petersburg. Russia.) tbc.

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REPUBLIC OF GREECE. (E.U.)
4:*Mr Dimitriou Stavros. (Greece.Asst. Prof. Athens. Tech. Inst.)
5:Reserved delegate. tba.

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
6:Dr Chang Diaz. (NASA & Stanford.United States) tbc
7:*Dr Alan Holt. (United States. NASA Marshall.in private capacity)
8:*Col. John H. Alexandre (United States. Bigelow Aerospace.)
9:*Mr Ross Tessien (United States.Impulse Propulsion Systems )
10:*Dr Hal Puthoff. (United States. physicist. Inst. Advanced Studies,
Texas.)
11:Dr Boyde Bushman (United States. Formerly Chief Scientist
Lockheed-Martin Fort Worth Texas USA.)tbc
12:Mr William S. Alek (United States.) INTALEK Inc. Highland, IN.)tbc.
13:*Mr David Froning (United States. Flight Unlimited.)
14:*David Rosignoli (United States. Engineer Satellite Power Systems
15:Mr Bryn Workman (United States. Unitel Corp.) tbc
16:Major Tim Lawrence (USAF & E.A.O.R.D. Europe.).tbc
17:Dr Larry Maurer (United States. Unitel Corp. )tbc
18:Mr Mike Miller. (united States. Unitel Corp.)tbc

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REPUBLIC OF FRANCE.(E.U.)
19:*Dr Jean-Pierre Petit (Marseille, France: Directeur, CNRS, et
Laboratoire D' Astrophysics Marseille.)
20:*Alexandre Szame (Paris France. Historian of Astronautics.)
21:*Professor Vigier (France. University of Paris. Laboratory of
gravitation, Relativity, & Cosmology. )
22:*Mr Bernard Thouanel (France. V.S.D.)

REPUBLIC OF ITALY.(E.U.)
23:*Dr Claudio Maccone (Alenia S.A. Physicist.)
24:*Mr Nembo Baldrini ( Aerospace Engineer.)

FED. REPUBLIC OF GERMANY.
25*Dr Berkant Goeksel.(Germany. Rolls Royce. In private capacity.)
26*Mr Von Ludwiger. Dip-phys.M.S.(Germany, Formerly DASA.)

CANADA.
27:*Mr Andreas C. Tziolas (Canada. University of Regina.)
28: *Dr Vesselin Petkov. (Canada.Montreal. Un. Concordia.)

OTHER DELEGATES:
29:Reserved Delegate. Japan Space Agency.tbc.
30: Reserved Delegate: Peoples Republic of China.tbc.

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION:
  www.workshop.cwc.net

This Workshop is organized as a Public service for the
scientific community, on a non-profit basis. The support of our
Sponsors does not indicate approval of the opinions and
statements made at the workshop by participants.







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