I was curious about what skills each scientist participating in the Glenn Research/PineScie LENR Alternative Energy Conversion (AEC) effort brings to the table. A preponderance are engineers specializing in turbo-machinery or rocketry for space and aeronautics. This leads me to believe they are primarily involved in applied engineering of LENR energy for non radioactive nuclear flight.
Bruce M. Steinetz and Theresa L. Benyo National Aeronautics and Space Administration Glenn Research Center Cleveland, Ohio 44135
Theresa Benyo is in the Structures and Materials Division; participating in MHD engine design.
‘The Effect of MHD Energy Bypass on Specific Thrust for Supersonic Turbojet Engine’
Abstract: This paper describes the preliminary results of a thermodynamic cycle analysis of a supersonic turbojet engine with a magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) energy bypass system that explores a wide range of MHD enthalpy extraction parameters.
Bruce Steinetz is in the Structures and Materials Division; specializing in seals for turbojets and space applications.
‘Full-Scale System for Quantifying Loads and Leak Rates of Seals for Space Applications’ https://www.researchgate.net/p…ls_for_Space_Applications
Paul A. Westmeyer National Aeronautics and Space Administration Washington, DC 20546
Paul Westmeyer has a number of patents, two with NASA. https://patents.justia.com/inventor/paul-westmeyer
‘System and method for detecting unauthorized device access by comparing multiple independent spatial-time data sets from other devices’ 9749342
Abstract: An authentication procedure utilizes multiple independent sources of data to determine whether usage of a device, such as a desktop computer, is authorized. When a comparison indicates an anomaly from the base-line usage data, the system, provides a notice that access of the first device is not authorized. Type: Grant. Date of Patent: August 29, 2017. Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Inventors: Frederick J. Krage, Paul A. Westmeyer, Russell F. Wertenberg, Jack F. Riegel.
‘METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ENHANCED NUCLEAR REACTIONS’ Publication number: 20170263337
Abstract: Nuclear fusion processes with enhanced rates may be realized by providing energetic electrons in an environment containing a suitable fuel gas, a liquid fuel source, a solid fuel source, a plasma fuel source, or any combination thereof. The fuel source may be deuterium, tritium, a combination thereof, or any fuel source capable of creating deeply screened and/or neutral nuclei when exposed to energetic electrons. Under proper conditions, at least some of the deeply screened and/or neutral nuclei fuse with other nuclei. Neutral versions of deuteron and/or triton nuclei may be created by bringing neutrons with certain energy levels (e.g., around 3 MeV, but optionally less or much less than 3 MeV) into interaction with other neutrons, forming neutral versions of deuterons and/or tritons. Such processes may be used for power generation, heat production, nuclear waste remediation, material creation, and/or medical isotope production, for example. Publication date: September 14, 2017. Applicants: PineSci Consulting, NASA Glenn Research Center. Inventors: Vladimir Pines, Marianna Pines, Bruce Steinetz, Arnon Chait, Gustave Fralick, Robert Hendricks, Paul Westmeyer.
Arnon Chait National Aeronautics and Space Administration Glenn Research Center Cleveland, Ohio 44135
Arnon Chait participates in Electrostatic Research at GRC aiming to mitigate Martian dust.
Arnon Chait/GRC Dust Sensor Narayanan Ramachandran/ MSFC Solar Panel Cleaning Vibration system to clean martian dust from solar panels. https://nasasearch.nasa.gov/se…Arnon+Chait&commit=Search
Robert C. Hendricks, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio 4413
Robert Hendricks specializes in turbo machinery and their seals.
‘Compliant Turbomachine Sealing’ https://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=20110012885
Nicholas Penney, Ohio Aerospace Institute, Brook Park, Ohio 44142
Nicholas Penney specializes in shape memory alloy seals for turbo machinery and space docking.
‘Design and Control of a Proof of Concept Active Jet Engine Intake Using Shape Memory Alloy as Actuators’ http://smsl.egr.uh.edu/sites/s…s/Scanned_NASA_Report.pdf
Richard E. Martin, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Richard Martin specializes in: “Nondestructive Evaluation, Structural Health Monitoring, Ceramic & Polymer