Year: 1986 Pages: 49

The zero point quantum energy fluctuations that appear to explain the energy exchange are still considered by the investigators as a tentative solution for 0 process that can be better described by a theory with a new first principle n-dimensional fundamental framework of mathematical physics in which the presence of energy with a finite signal propagation speed is the first and only condition to develop the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics (see R. E. Var; "On a New Mathematical Framework for Fundamental Theoretical Physics", Foundations of Physics, Vol. 5, No.3., September 1975).

Physicists have always believed that classical field-matter energy exchange is strictly one-way, fields receiving energy and matter losing it, via radiation. That belief is consistent with the accepted formulation for potentials created by relativistically moving sources. But that formulation has recently been shown to embed an error. Correction of the error allows reverse energy transfer, from fields to matter. Though previously unexpected, this mechanism becomes credible by offering a candidate explanation for certain otherwise mysterious natural phenomena.

The mechanism behind the reverse energy transfer is relativistic torquing within any interacting multi-body system. The existence of relativistic torquing invites human intervention, to induce controlled energy transfer that can be tapped for human purposes such as propulsion. The design of an engineering system to demonstrate such a function on a laboratory scale is here discussed.

In summary, the theoretical study of this Phase I effort positively identified one principle for energy extraction from the vacuum space energy density as that of relativistic torquing due to non-linear effects, brought about by retardation of time and position in the language of relativity, with nature's example of the hydrogen atom. Based on this principle two field-matter geometries are identified as promising candidates for Phase II proof-of-principle experimental testing. The expected result of this principle is non-rotational energy if the non-linear torquing energy can be made to exceed dissipative energy effects of the experiment itself.