Poynting Flow Thruster v2.0
Towards the deep space...
By Jean-Louis Naudin
created on August 22th, 1999 - JLN Labs - Last update August 22th, 1999

The PFT v2.0 is a working mock-up of a future spaceship which uses the motion of an asymmetrical Poynting Flow for generating a thrust.

" During a charging process of a flat capacitor, the Poynting vector ( S=ExH ) comes from outside the capacitor towards the wire connections, parallel to the surface of the armatures inside the dielectric medium. There is an energy flow directly proportional to ExB. This energy is not provided by the wires but comes from the surrounding space around the capacitor. ( ref: "The Feynman Lectures on Physics : Electromagnetism vol2, Chap: 27-5, fig 27-3" by Addison-Wesley Publishing company. ) "

An asymmetrical energy flow during the charging process of a flat capacitor is able to generate a thrust, this has been fully demonstrated with the PFT v1.0 experiment.

Experimental setup: The PFT v2.0 is based on a cylindrical capacitor ( a kind of Leyden bottle ). The apparatus has been tethered horizontaly with nylon wires on a specialy balanced equipement. The outer aluminum armature has been connected to the +30 kV DC generator through a thin copper wire and held just in the main axis with a plexiglas cone. A copper shaft placed on the main axis linked to the inner armature has been connected to 0 Volt. ( see the detailled pictures below )

.Tests Results (08-22-99) : When the +30kV DC High Voltage generator is switched on, the PFT v2.0 begins to set in motion and continues to turn continuously ( see below, the video of the demonstration ). Now, the PFT v2.0 is a fully working mock-up of a simple spaceship and it proves definitely that an asymetrical Poynting flow in motion is able to generate a thrust.

RealVideo of the PFT v1.0 demonstration 1 with comments (381kb)

RealVideo of the PFT v1.0 demonstration 2 (71kb)

( if you don't have the RealPlayer 5.0, you may download it freely at : )

See also :

Email :

Return to the Advanced Propulsions Researches page