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This was posted more than a month ago at Hauser's site: http://www.hpcc-space.de

August 2012
Paper AIAA 2012-3915, 23 pp. On the Reality of Gravity-Like Fields

Prof. J. Hauser presented the peer reviewed paper entitled On the Reality Gravity-Like Fields at the 48th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, 29 July - 1 August 2012, Atlanta, GA, published by the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics. The [6 page] abstract and the introduction of the paper can be downloaded here. The complete paper can be ordered from AIAA (use aiaa.org website).

Any breakthrough in propulsion or energy generation, in order to become a real game changer, needs to be functioning without fuel. This insight is not new, and was already discussed in the book on space propulsion by Corliss, 1960, termed field propulsion, and was actively researched in industry and academia at that time, however, without success.

At present NASA no longer has a manned spaceflight program, but there is a group of adventurous space entrepreneurs who have a keen vision of technology, and, having founded their own companies, are determined to bring man into space at relatively low cost. The only technology currently available results from the physics of classical momentum conservation, as expressed by Tsiolkovsky's rocket equation of 1904, that cannot be overcome by technical refinement.

In order to succeed, the space entrepreneurs need to complement their vision of technology with the appropriate vision of science. A novel physical principle for spaceflight as well as energy generation is needed first, then everything else will fall into place, i.e. the proper technology will follow from this principle. The technology must be feasible, which means that no unrealistic concepts like antimatter, negative energy (wormholes), or spacetime warping etc. should be involved.

What could this new physical principle be? Evidently, it has to do with both gravitation and spacetime. This paper therefore discusses the reality of the existence of novel gravity-like fields, not being produced by large static or moving masses. Both experimental and theoretical concepts are presented. To this end, a set of recent eleven experiments was identified that, in some way or another, contradict established physical theories. In addition, the basic concepts of a theoretical approach are presented, termed Extended Heim Theory (EHT), that predicts six fundamental forces, three of them of gravitational origin, including the existence of an interaction between electromagnetism and gravitation.