NASA LENR Aircraft

NASA Aeronautics Research Institute is currently showcasing some of their innovative concepts developed by NASA researchers, primarily featuring work from the Seedling Phase 2 and Seedling Phase 1. One of the concepts featured in a live video stream session today was the LENR Aircraft. Below is a short summary of the talk.

LENR NASA 6Important Goals:

  • Small, Runway Independent Transport with high power to weight ratio.
  • Personal aircraft or autonomous package delivery.
  • Minimal Noise pollution.
  • Comfortable global transport.
  • Disruptive change to transportation business model.
  • Global flight range of 12,500 miles.

The Challenges Identified:

  • No clear model of how LENR systems will scale.
  • Robust methods for energy management and dissipation are required.
  • Underlying physics not yet fully understood.
  • Methods for converting heat to thrust have to be formulated.
  • No Mechanism for throttle and adjusting desired power levels.

Going Forward – The Next Steps To Take:

  • Continue to intergrate the latest LENR research and testing results.
  • Move on to Phase II.
  • Refine existing propulsion and aircraft concepts.
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11 Responses to NASA LENR Aircraft

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  2. thanks for that scoop, I relay

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  3. Roger Bird says:

    Thanks.

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  4. Sugar Volt will show you phase four quicker than we knew about phase one… which was years after initiation by NASA with Boeing and GE.

    Every challenge has been identified and overcome by NASA in previously demonstrated breakthroughs, none are consequential enough to be truly problematic, red herrings at the most.

    The Challenges Identified:

    No clear model of how LENR systems will scale.
    —every indication is that LENR is easily scaleable – period.

    Robust methods for energy management and dissipation are required.
    ——- NASA has been there and done that – period. Go out there in space and fry your tush while frostbiting your delicate front. This will have you screaming achnowlegement of NASA expertise in robust methods for energy management and dissipation, while asking for a quality space suit.

    Underlying physics not yet fully understood.
    ————Oh yeah. That just says you do not know something because you do not know it yet.

    Methods for converting heat to thrust have to be formulated.
    — Excuse me… Rankin? Carnot? Horsepower? MPG? Haven’t you been you using heat for your thrust? Or to spin you local turbine without wind or water?

    No Mechanism for throttle and adjusting desired power levels.

    Hmmmm….

    No Mechanism for throttle and adjusting desired power levels. Let’s look at that one.

    Thrust is never a problem for electric, which requires no transmission (gearbox) for maximum tourque through all power ranges of applied rpm. Thrust, power levels, and throttle adjustment are finely controlled through current management, Such is the beauty of Mag-Lev and also electric wind tunnels. Hey all trains supply of tourque is electric also every bit of tourque required for the Queen Mary – Supplied by GE underwater thrusters. Absolutely no driveshafts, transmissions, or differentials in any of these systems, hence beauty in simplicity.

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  5. Amos Chinoz says:

    Greg, so basically your solution is electricity production. But it takes electricity to produce electricity from LENR, reducing the overall efficiency if current conventional production methods are used.

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  6. as meant to also say, upon futher consideration…

    The fastest manmade crafts are the NASA deep space probes. Heat to thrust (no tourque with this puppy) supplied by refined U238 pellets, converted to electricity by thermoelectic films, powering ion plasma spacedrive engines. Yes, robust methods for energy management and dissipation are required.

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  7. A number of things coincide.

    NASA Future Strategic Issues – Dennis Bushnel

    http://fedgeno.com/documents/future-strategic-issues-and-warfare.pdf

    Peizo-thermal electric conversion attains 40% efficiency… no steam cycle required.

    “A system and method are provided for generating electric power from relatively low temperature energy sources at efficiency levels not previously available. The present system and method employ recent advances in low energy nuclear reaction technology and thermionic/thermotunneling device technology first to generate heat and then to convert a substantial portion of the heat generated to usable electrical power. Heat may be generated by a LENR system employing nuclear reactions that occur in readily available materials at ambient temperatures without a high energy input requirement and do not produce radioactive byproducts. The heat generated by the LENR system may be transferred through one or more thermionic converter devices in heat transfer relationship with the LENR system to generate electric power.”

    The Borealis LENR Patent

    http://gbgoble.kinja.com/borealis-lenr-patent-elektron-is-the-greek-word-for-a-1494448992?rev=1388829080

    Graphene supercapacitors double as structural frame members… exponential storage capacity… miniscule charging time.

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