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August 20, 2008

Gravity Probe B, Tajmar and EHT

During this year's AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) Dröscher and Hauser presented their paper "Gravity-Like Fields and Space Propulsion Concepts" which drew comparisons between values predicted by EHT (Extended Heim Theory) and the troubled Gravity Probe B.

In May the Sr. Review Committee at NASA Headquarters did not grant the Gravity Probe B team its final funding extension. Gravity Probe B is a long-standing experiment to measure gravitational frame dragging. As reported in New Scientist, the probe's data was unexpectedly noisy. However, Tajmar has explained the "noise" in a recent paper and in their AIAA paper Dröscher/Hauser explain how the "noise" is actually misalignment and frequency shifts that fall well within the expected values projected by EHT and its predicted two additional gravity-like fields.

The paper is also valuable in that it breaks into sections the the present experimental basis for the existence of these novel gravity-like fields, discusses the main physical features of EHT, discusses all relevant experiments, determines the nature and type of the fundamental interaction(s) responsible for gravitomagnetic effects, and finally, posits a novel experiment for the generation of a vertical gravity-like field that might serve as test for their propulsion principle.

In short, a very good summary article on where we are with gMOD as predicted by EHT. Finally, their closing remark gives a glimpse into their excitement. "Needless to say, control of gravity would lead to completely new technologies, comparable to the advent of electricity and magnetism in the 19th century."

©2008 Gregory Daigle