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Ernest C. Wittke
local time: 2023-03-26 23:10 (-04:00 DST)
Ernest C. Wittke (About)
World Science Database Profile
Mechanical Engineer
Interests: Relativity, Gravity

H. E. Retic (a penname chosen to protect his family from abuse by the academic community which postings to Newsgroups suggest would occur) is a retired Mechanical Engineer who graduated from Cornell University in 1948.

The author first worked for the worlds largest manufacturer of public utility steam generators equipment and designed the oil firing equipment that is used unchanged today. In the mid 1950?s, he switched to the military electronics field where, in a 9 month period, he designed and built the stable platform of the inertial guidance system used in the X-15 aircraft. Although his initial assignment was the mechanical design, he also designed its electronics when it became obvious that the electronic engineers assigned to the task did have the versatility to design circuitry based upon the emerging power transistor technology.

In the late 1960?s the author designed for sale to the Navy the first Low-Light Level Television System capable of operating from full daylight to the photon noise limit threshold without picture degradation. This was a goal that the Night Vision Laboratory at Ft. Belvoir had declared to be impossible after expending $150,000,000 with two major companies in the effort. The author achieved this result by the simple expedient of reading and understanding the data sheets for the components employed. Unfortunately for those involved, Low Light Level Television was made obsolete by infra-red technology and the achievement died. An investigation by Pentagon personnel as to how our company could succeed where the Night Vision Laboratories had failed led to the comment that ?the explanation is obviously correct but we still can?t believe that the solution is that simple.?

The author holds over 25 patents and in one year was granted 10% of the patents issued to a major military contractor having over 5000 employees. His overall list of patents range from fuel firing equipment through military electronic equipment (including a means for making the use of highly accurate navigation systems of ballistic missile submarines unnecessary) to a practical gear assisted continuously variable transmission for automobiles which would significantly improve fuel economy and reduce the size of engines required to achieve a given level of acceleration.

To provide an intellectual outlet, the writer began to study gravitation in the mid 1960?s and succeeded in deriving the material presented in the Appendix ?Gravity? using a rigorous method based upon easily tested and accepted principles and which avoided the use of sophisticated mathematics and the obfuscation and opportunity for error that its usage incurs. The availability of word processors in the 1980?s made the writing of ?Gravity? practical and the availability of the Internet and the authors retirement made the publication of the ?The Einstein Hoax? practical in the mid 1990?s.