Hello to everybody,
I'm Sergio and I own a blog that follows the development of PNN, an electromagnetic thruster that, according to its inventor Emidio Laureti, is 7/8 times more efficient than EmDrive.
I'd like to share his point of view regarding E.M propulsion phenomenon, EmDrive included.
I think his view is different from other hypothesis I usually read about the working principle behind Shawyer's invention.
I noticed that in order to explain the EmDrive many scientists and simple enthusiasts venture in sophisticated physics suppositions: space time bending, gravitational distortions, quantum virtual plasma etc..
In my humble opinion however the device is basically a rearranged microwave oven.. does it really need such elaborated hypothesis?
What if the phenomenon is actually "simpler"? Please don't get me wrong: I don't want to lessen the EmDrive (neither the people who study it) because I believe this invention is revolutionary and once fully developed it'll change the face of the world forever. What I want to say is that explanation of EM propulsion might lie in good ole electrodynamics.. After all, Shawyer himself designed it with the radiation pressure in mind.
So what about PNN?
This form of electromagnetic propulsion is obtained inside a capacitor plates through the use of high amounts of current in VHF.
Due to the location of the propelling force, one of the first problems ASPS (Laureti's DIY association that is investigating and developing EM propulsion since 1992) had was to measure the displacement current between the plates. After years of testing however the association reached the baffling conclusion that displacement current does not exist!
According to Laureti, Maxwell invented this phenomenon in order to make his theory complete and, even worse, everyone took for granted that Maxwell was right without taking any real measure, and this is still true today. Furthermore, he's not alone in this claim: for a more detailed explanation please read this.
If one takes away this current, the EM propulsion becomes "easily" possible (any kind, thus EmDrive and Cannae as well).
Laureti's theory is based on the non-existence of displacement current.
Unfortunately I can't post it because for the moment it's a secret (for me too btw) for competition reasons.
Laureti however is going to put into public domain all the details after these 3 scheduled major objectives will be completed:
1) Creation of a "PNN Ltd" to sell small PNN thruster already competitive with ion propulsion
2) Grant of a strong international patent.
3) An adequate capital to defend the patent and to compete on international markets
Disclaimer: I'm not here for fundraising, ASPS is not seeking money from single persons.
The Association is willing to organize roadshows for aerospace industries, who are required to test PNN prototypes with their own scientific teams (it's mandatory).
If the company is convinced ASPS will look for a collaboration to start the industrial production of PNN thrusters.