The Stavros' Circular Quarterwave Transmission Line experiment


by Stavros G. Dimitriou

created on March 4th, 2001 - JLN Labs - March 18th, 2001

This is the ORIGINAL Circular Quarterwave Transmission Line device build by Stravos Dimitriou himself
This device has been presented at the Propellantless Propulsion Conference at the University of Sussex on January 20-22, 2001
and fully explained in the paper
"Efforts in developing upward and directional thrust" by Stavros G. Dimitriou

The CQTL device specs : Double sided epoxy board, Radius = 660 mm, Thickness = 1.8 mm, Arc angle = 25 degree

This close view shows the RF Oscillator at about 170 MHz

BD 139 specs : VCB max=80V, VCEmax=80V, VEB=5V, IC max 1A, P.Tot=12WC, hf=40/160 ( Ic=150mA) (NPN)

The circular rim of the transmission line is shorted with a thin copper plate

The Circular Quarterwave Transmission Line apparatus is suspended on its center of gravity by 3 points

Note from JL Naudin ( 03-18-01 ) : I am very grateful to Stavros Dimitriou for sending me his own device for testing purposes .

The Stavros' Circular Transmission Line experiment replication by JL Naudin on March 4th, 2001

The CTL mk1 experiment : A laser beam is used for increasing the sensitivity of the balance apparatus
See the Stavros's original setup diagram
at the top.

BD 827 specs : VCB max=60V, VCEmax=60V, VEB=5V, IC max 1A, P.Tot=8WC, hf=40/400 ( Ic=150mA) (NPN)

The CTL mk1 is placed on pivots screw at its center of gravity

A full view of the Stavros' Circular transmission line expriment by JL Naudin

Test Results by JLN: The RF oscillator works very well and I have got some successfull motions of the device as mentioned in the Stavros' paper. The upward motion is not easily reproducible at each test run, but sometime a weak upward motion of the circular rim can be observed. More deep tests must be soon conducted...

Propulsive effect on two capacitors driven by asymmetrical pulses

Efforts in developing upward and directional thrust by Stavros G. Dimitriou

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