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Harvey E. Fiala
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Harvey E. Fiala (About)
World Science Database Profile
Engineer, Physicist
Interests: Inertial Propulsion, Velocity only, Sustained Acceleration Age: 85

Harvey Fiala earned his Masters degree in Physics from CalTech in 1959, studying under Richard Feynman. Retiring in 1992, he began actively pursuing his lifelong passion for inertial propulsion or Motion by Mass Displacement (MMD), as he terms it. Harvey & his son John have spoken at and helped organize the ExtraOrdinary Research Conferences since their inception in 2004.


  • Patent submission for a Gravity Combine using rotating parabolic disc sieves and the force of gravity to separate grain from larger chaff and smaller seeds, 1955.
  • Gravity - A New Means of Communication, May 1957, The North Dakota State Engineer, Volume XXXII, No.4, ppl 0-13,42-44, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota.
  • Gravity - Design and Use of a Gravitational Function Generator, Gravity Research Foundation Essay, April 15, 1964.
  • Vito Pizzuro, et ai., Optical Communication System, Patent #3,504,182, 48 claims.
  • Patent #5,657,251 titled "System and Process for Performing Optimal Target Tracking" dated August 12, 1997. Alternate title: Intelligent Target Tracking Processor. Gives real life examples of "jerk" as a rate of change of acceleration.