- MIT researchers build a work plan with moving moves
- 60 "ionic winds of & # 39; tracks
- Now the options for this type of propulsion system are viable & # 39;
Unlimited parts are now becoming reality.
You can watch it on Star Trek, silence in space in the ionic winds.
MIT aeronautics and astronautics associate professor Steven Barrett saw a baby. And now he has developed the ionic volatility of childhood dreams.
Here is the action:
The first time the plane is moving on plane.
"In the long term, aircraft do not have fences and turbines," says Barrett. They must be like Star Trek's shuttles, they only have a blue glow and they are silent. "
What is the line that lines these lines against the model?
"The wind of the ionic" is generally known as "electro-digestive impulse", and is really based on the principle that was first identified in the 1920's.
It describes wind or impulse when it occurs between a thin and thick electrical force. If enough voltage is applied, the electrode between the air can generate enough impetus to boost a small plane.
But in practice, its reality has never been improved by hobbyists raising small models, linked to high-voltage supplies, outside of their workplace.
Nine years ago, tonight on the hotel night, a Jetlagged Barrett worked on the back of an envelope to become a viable propulsion system.
Recently, at the PIT-Athletic Center gym in the MIT, the plane flew at a 5-meter, 60-meter flywheel, without moving anywhere.
They repeated the flight 10 times, to keep the plane with enough momentum to maintain the same distance at the same time.
"This was the simplest possible plane, we could prove the concept of a flying plane," says Barrett.
"The mission carried out is far from being a useful airplane, it has to be more efficient, longer to fly, and fly outside."
Iones, how do they work?
Lithium-polymer batteries accumulate in the fuselage.
But the key to working was in the Electronics Electronics Research Group of David Perreault at Research Electronics
They have designed an energy supply that can supply 40,000 volts of electricity to make the battery output; It is enough to load enough cables through a light power converter.
Here is the technical explanation that will appear here, through the MIT News:
When cables are energized, the surrounding air molecules attract and distort negative electrons like a giant magnet that attracts iron files. Once the air molecules that remain behind are ionized again and at the same time, the backs of the plane's negative electrodes are charged.
As it flows into the new clouds of clouds in the direction of negatively charged cables, the ions collect millions of times with air molecules, creating an impulse that advances the plane.
Ion units have been seen before. NASA has a system called HiPEP and Neumann's "Paddy" Patrick University of Sydney University has a system that wants to make long trips in space.
But it is not one of them to fight against gravity.
Barrett's team is now trying to improve its design efficiency to produce more ionic winds with less voltage.
"It took a long time to get there," says Barrett. "Based on the basic principle, something that was going on was a long journey to characterize physics, then design and work.
"Now this kind of propulsion system is viable."
Here are some more test videos:
You have read about the results of the Test on Nature magazine.
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