LENR aircraft featured at NASA seminar

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    [feedquote='Cold Fusion Now','http://coldfusionnow.org/lenr-aircraft-featured-at-nasa-seminar/']NASA 2014 Seedling Seminar Tuesday, February 25 10:45-11:15 Eastern Standard Time (EST) Doug Wells Low Energy Nuclear Reaction Aircraft From their website: The NASA Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI) will present a 6-day virtual technical seminar on February 19–21 and February 25–27, 2014 to showcase innovative concepts developed by NASA researchers, primarily featuring […][/feedquote]

  • Doug WellsOrganization:
    NASA Langley Research Center



    B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from Western Michigan University, 2007

    M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014


    Doug Wells’ research interests include the study of aircraft design, aerodynamics, unconventional configurations, personal air vehicles, and Low Energy Nuclear Reactions. He performed technical assessments for the subsonic Fixed-Wing Project Phase 1 and Environmentally Responsible Aviation Project Phase 1 contractor’s advanced concepts as well as monitored the Boeing SUGAR Phase 2 Truss-Braced Wing Concept Studies and Exploration task and Metron Aviation’s Technology Portfolio Assessment and Decision Support (TPADS) NRA.


    Low Energy Nuclear Reaction Aircraft Phase I

  • "Simultaneous Aircraft Sizing and Multi-Objective Optimization Considering Off-Design Mission Performance During Early Design"

    May 2022Aerospace Science and Technology 126(1):107662



    Yu Cai -:Georgia Institute of Technology

    Dushhyanth Rajaram - Georgia Institute of Technology

    Dimitri N. Mavris


    Traditional aircraft conceptual design primarily involves determination of top-level sizing parameters, resulting in an initial design which satisfies specified point-performance constraints while flying the so-called design mission. In practical scenarios, commercial aircraft are also expected to operate optimally in the actual missions they fly which may drastically differ from the design mission. To improve performance and reduce operating costs, optimization shall be performed using specific objectives from the on-design mission and from one or more representative off-design reference mission(s). Such multi-mission optimizations may result in different designs for the same performance constraints. Moreover, the size of aircraft and choice of reference mission(s) may also have an effect in the difference resulting from such multi-mission optimizations. This paper solves a series of multi-objective on-design and multi-mission optimization problems in the conceptual design phase on aircraft spanning a range of size-classes, using the Non-dominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm II (NSGA-II). Results shed light on the design differences between formulations that exclusively consider design mission metrics of interest from the ones that consider metrics of interest from disparate, as-flown, i.e., off-design missions. In addition, results also reveal the impact of off-design mission weightings on the designs obtained from the optimization problems.

    Just another concept in development of Solid State Atomic and Fusion Energy. Uh

    "Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions In Cystal Structures"

    Bagulya, A. V. (Lebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia); Dalkarov, O. D. (Lebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia);

    Results of studying low-energy nuclear reactions at the HELIS facility (LPI) are presented. Investigations of yields from DD reactions in deuterated crystal structures at deuteron energies of 10 to 25 keV show a considerable enhancement effect. It is shown that exposure of the deuterated targets to the H+ (proton) and Ne+ beams with energies from 10 to 25 keV and an X-ray beam with the energy of 20 to 30 keV stimulates DD reaction yields. For the CVD diamond target, it is shown that its orientation with respect to the deuteron beam affects the neutron yield. The D+ beam is shown to cause much higher heat release in the TiDx target than the H+ and Ne+ beams, and this heat release depends on the deuterium concentration in the target and the current density of the deuteron beam.


    Physics of Particles and Nuclei, Volume 48, Issue 5, pp.691-697

    Pub Date: September 2017 DOI: 10.1134/S1063779617050045

  • (gbgoblenote) E-Cat’s Oct. 2014 32 day test in Lugano, Switzerland

    2014 NASA and California Polytechnic State University (applied engineering)“Impact of Advanced Energy Technologies on Aircraft Design” Authors: Roger Lepsch – NASA Langley Research Center, Matt Fischer – National Institute of Aerospace, Christopher Jones – National Institute of Aerospace, Alan Wilhite – National Institute of Aerospace; 52nd Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA SciTech, (AIAA 2014-0538) Jan 17, 2014. Quote “The impact of low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology on the design of aircraft is examined. Energy conversion possibilities considered and a Brayton cycle engine with a LENR heat exchanger is selected. Potential aerospace applications of LENR devices are discussed and a high altitude (HALE) unmanned aeriel vehicle with multi-year endurance is conceptualized with primary focus on energy management.” -end quote. http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/10.2514/6.2014-0538

    2014 NASA and Georgia Institute of Technology (applied engineering) “The Application of LENR to Synergistic Mission Capabilities” Presented at AIAA AVIATION 2014 Atlanta, GA USA, Douglas P. Wells NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, Dimitri N. Mavris Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/….nasa.gov/20150000549.pdf

    2014 NASA and Cal Tech Presentation (applied engineering) “Low Energy Nuclear Reaction Aircraft” NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) 2014 Seedling Technical Seminar, February 19–27, 2014.

    California Polytechnic State University • Dr. Rob McDonald • Advanced Topics in Aircraft Design course (10wks) • Sponsored Research Project Team

    NASA Glenn Research Center • Jim Felder, Chris Snyder

    NASA Langley Research Center • Bill Fredericks, Roger Lepsch, John Martin, Mark Moore, Doug Wells, Joe Zawodny


    2016 – May 4th, U.S. House Committee on Armed Services (LENR inquire)

    Quote “The committee is aware of recent positive developments in developing low energy nuclear reactions (LENR), which produce ultra clean, low cost renewable energy that have strong national security implications.

    …the committee directs the Secretary of Defense to provide a briefing on the military utility of recent U.S. industrial base LENR advancements to the House Committee on Armed Services by September 22, 2016.

    See Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR) Briefing, pg 87, “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017″https://www.congress.gov/114/c…pt537/CRPT-114hrpt537.pdf

    (gbgoblenote) E-Cat QX demo held November, 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden.

  • Do you expect that USA currently are doing a new Manhattan project based on Rossi's technologies bought 10 years ago ?

    Highly likely considering that IH, Google's or Nasa's movies ( or very soon US ICCF) could be only smoke screens.

  • based on Rossi's technologies bought 10 years ago ?

    Perhaps not

    I wonder if the US was much further advanced than Rossi and simply reached an understanding with him regarding timeline and market entry.

    LENR Electric technological capabilities were announced by GEC and Leonardo Corporation around the same time. Rossi's delays seem orchestrated and just don't make sense... unless you believe he never really had LENR Thermal on the table.

    Anyways... We shall see.

    A bit of history (?the florescent bulb article?) that still puzzles me.


    Consider... Clearly the claims of GEC are in the public domain for years now. Therefore, any industry can position themselves advantageously without insider trading accusations being made, as ARAMCO has.


    19 Mar 2013

    "Son of Cold Fusion: Forbes.com Returns Attention to Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions" Spirited interest from two NASA scientists leads to new information about an old controversy.

    by Steven T. Corneliussen



    Forbes.com itself lists 13 articles involving LENRs from 2011 and 2012. Now it has posted two columns by McMahon:

    'NASA: A nuclear reactor to replace your water heater'


    'Tiny nuclear reactions inside compact fluorescent bulbs?'

    The water-heater piece appeared nine days after NASA posted online the public-relations write-up

    'News: The nuclear reactor in your basement' on 13 February. - end quotes