Gravitational Engineering and Sensor Arrays

Most electromagnetic technologies can be adapted to work with gravitational fields: Sensors, Transmitters, Generators, Power Sources.

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Draft - Steps to Gravitational Engineering Degrees   3 Apr 2019

In essence, an acceleration field is an acceleration field,   The only distinction for gravity, is when you trace the source of the acceleration ultimately back to the gravitational potential of known bodies, and changes in the acceleration field to changes in the gravitational potential. Since GW170817 showed that gravity and electromagnetism propagate at identically the same speed, and likely share the same underlying potential, I have been working out the consequences in terms of new technologies.

Because the natural signals are so weak, I have to work at micro, nano and femto accuracy most days, and some of the tougher problems require even more. I have been trying to use existing low resolution sensors by fitting the analog ones to high samplng rate ADCs then using the data to calibrate the instrument. Once calibrated, you need an array, to eliminate some of the local variations, and very long time frames. I use the sun and moon as reference points often. I am trying to adapt the seismometer networks to use them as gravimeters, but they all need to be upgraded, something that can be done in some cases by upgrades their amplifiers ADCs and data handling. 

There is nothing wrong with analog sensors - if you control the amplifier, ADCs, calibration and modelling. 

The gravitational potential changes associated with an earthquake, or even with ocean waves breaking on the beach used to out of reach as sources. But now there are increasingly 3D video techniques to essentially measure the 3D distribution of mass over time. Many people can do that now, some if they just tried. If you randomly sample from the points included, you can get a stable estimate of the gravitational potential over time at the detector locations. Two or more sensors, based on their location, can then sample at precise times to focus on any given location. 

When I first tried to look for analog gravimeters to adapt to 3D imaging arrays, there were not many choices.  But now there are so many, it is hard to keep up.

A fundamental mistake, from my point of view, is that people are so desperate to make products they accept convenient amplifiers and ADCs and lock into today's technology. They need to optimize the analog sensor portion, and be ready to bolt that into the best amplifier chains, algorithms and data gathering methods of the day.  With the rapidly changing offerings, if you lock in today, you can missing a couple of orders of magnitude a few months from now..

The biggest gains, at least for earth-bases imaging, are from large networks of widely disbursed low cost, long operating, tightly connected sensors.  For future generations, the best investment is not single big pyramids, but accessible labs and workplaces.

I think a lot about the impact of adding a new industry.  Yes, it will complement and somewhat modify the current industries.  Much of it is completely new.  But a billion people trained in gravitational engineering - either as builders, or corporate enterprises, or as knowledgeable users - have to come from somewhere.  The reason I chose to find low cost methods that are compatible with current average training world-wide, is it seemed to be better in the long run.

The sequence seems to be natural signals, and a few man-made ones, first.  Adaptation of signaling might immediately show a deeper connection that can allow us to simply make a few modifications to sofware and work with acceleration fields as casually as we use lathes, 3D printers, linear accelerators, and chemical plants. So that is why I refer to "engineering", rather than theory.

Virtuall all the levitation methods can be expressed as acceleration fields.  What they lack for larger weights and power levels are the precise monitoring and control systems. And that , in turn, requires several orders of magnitude in characterization and...

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The first thing you need to do with a new field is measure it. The gravitational field was here before us, but measuring it precisely and understanding what that means are a different thing. Up until now, most people are satisfied to just take a few measurements a second. But what happens when you start sampling and tracking variations at Msps or Gsps or higher? Well, then this gravitational field, with is speed identical to light, looks more and more like electromagnetism. And that should give us lots of ideas? Can I use it to image things? Can I use it to communicate? Is there any way to increase the power or change it in any way? Can it be reflected? Refracted? Modulated? Absorbed? With one second samples the wavelength is 300, 000 kilometers. No chance of doing much with that. With light, you up the frequency and you get more energy, more power, more momentum, more resolution. That should happen with gravity as well. So lets measure it, but lets measure the highest fr

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  • Models for Gravitational Engineering

    RichardCollins12/29/2019 at 20:40 0 comments

    Dear Reader,

    Anyone who is interested ask me questions and I will try to answer.  I think this is one of those "requiring a global community with hundreds of millions of members" problems.  It might be so difficult it requires the cooperative efforts of everyone on the planet. We will see.

    This project is so large, it is taking me a while. I feel I am making some progress.  It is clear that, in its present form, will be hard to use.  I am looking at building a website where people can share complex models for all the things that will have to be built and tested.

    I am hammering on the details of how gravity and magnetism are connected.  If someone asks me, I can explain my own model of what is happening.  In practical terms, everything that was discovered and tested in electromagnetism can be looked at from its application to gravitaitonal engineering.  

    My own favorites are "earth to orbit", "atomic energy storage", "modular and portable generators", "imaging the interior of the earth", "ultrawide bandwidth communication", "Imaging the sun with gravity", "moving things with fields", manipulating thing with fields", "modifying chemical and atomic structures with fields", "solar system exploration", "remote scanning of asteroid interiors", "sublight propulsion", "gravitational Mach numbers".

    Just to be clear, I use the word "atomic" to go back to the original hope of using atomic energy for safe, practical, everyday purposes.  That, for me, means "atomic chemistry" where you build and use materials and processes where the bond energies are in the zero to 10 MeV range.  Particularly in the keV (1000 electron volts or about 100 times the energy in a chemical bond).  Pushing things to orbit, and puttering around the solar system at sublight speeds requires atomic energies, and fuels with atomic energy densities.  Safe, reliable, affordable.

    Practical, efficient movement of things is part of gravitational engineering.  First to use our current technologies to produce acceleration fields efficiently. Then to understand, test and create new ways to optimize application of energy using fields.

    [ My tentative model description ] So far, there are a few phenomena that are distinctly gravity related.  The underlying potential field that gravity and electromagnetism share, supports the usual speed of light and gravity waves. But "gravity" is governed more by the diffusion term in the telegraphers equation, than the lossless wave terms . As such it can support modes that are nearly instantaneous. If you get a chance, read Moon and Spencer, "Field Theory Handbook" for a quick over view.  I am very practical, that is why I say "engineering".  If you create acceleration fields and move things with fields, that is gravity.  If you create a chemical propulsion system that is 100% - some tiny losses - efficient, it is "gravity".  More "efficient use of anything" or "12 sigma engineering".

    The "models" in the title of this update are computer models of all the phenomena affecting any design or application of fields.  Because they are so intertwined, we need to have some people focus on standardizing the way we document, test and use literally billions of scraps of information.  And build tools so global communities can work together without constantly duplicating basic research.  A simple thing like "fast fourier transform" has 4 millon entry points on the web.  All those people are learning and memorizing and duplicating tools that should have been long ago settled and useful.  Not waste everyone's time.  So we need data and tools to use for gravitational engineering.  And we need tools to allow groups of hundreds of millions of people to work together - carefully tracking everyone's contribution.

    Those starships do not get built by one person. We are five generations from the tools needed for...

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