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C.I.T.U.
(sigh-too)
Centrifuge Interface Transfer and Utilities
Spacecraft Tunnel
Leonard J. Holmin
United States of America

Allows shirtsleeves crew transfer and uninterrupted utility lines between a despun base block module and the center of a revolving human spaceflight habitat. Applications could include an improved swivel conduit, as for an industrial spray hose.

Figure One shows overhead view of tunnel structure and mechanism for an exploration vehicle application.

Video demonstrates with crude model the key principle of radial bending of the BELLOWS joints to allow revolutions parallel to habitat wheel having a planetary motion to produce centrifugal force via its orbit.

Rigid TUNNEL segment is hermetically mated between two modules, revolving and despun, via flexible BELLOWS joints (Figure One), made ...

The redirecting missle guidance defense system deploys multiple autonomous fluidic thrust vectoring jet enginge mounts that autonomously attach onto incoming warheads and missles creating different thrust patterns rendering side spin and a asymmetric net force on the incoming missile altering/controlling the missles course of direction. The self docking fluidic thrust vectoring jet engine is optimized as lightweight (less parts) to accommodate for the additional docking ...

This is a design for a single person flying vehicle. This is an electric flying vehicle that uses two high speed counter rotating ducted fans to create lift. The fans are 36 inches in diameter. The estimated flight time is about 20 minutes with the current battery technology. The vehicle will be able to lift one 250 lb. person. The vehicle will be made using a combination of additive manufacturing for the core of the frame and other parts and hand layup of carbon fiber for the skin. By using this unique manufacturing technology the cost of manufacturing would be greatly reduced. Using the 3D Printed core structure would eliminate the need for molds and would save lots of ...

A heavy duty rechargeable/solar autonomous crawler with 4x4 capabilities (UGV). UGV acts as a communication hub and or command center. The 4x4 crawler UGV has a built in concealed communication housing box consisting of all the electical components/hardware for transmission operations. The crawler is also equipped with an autonomous lightweight canvas that can be minipulated to form a concealed makeshift tent for various weather conditions as well as acts as the CEO/command center/tent bunk for long durations spent in the same location. The UVG is recharged via reattachable solar panels to sustaine power to the tent and the communication hubs electronics. Led lights are woven within the tents fabric that connect directly into the UGV to supply power to ...

Enriching work efficiency and rate of production, reducing production costs and workload, refining services and customer relations, maintaining security on a vast scale are a few of the top reasons why the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) industry is promising.

To gain an insight, in consequence of the continuous population growth- Egypt leads its way towards sustainability through the investment in its vast territories. In a world free of UAVs technologies, quality assurance imposes the existence of a complex infrastructure, powered by thousands of employees who will be in charge of observing these landscapes, collecting data, examining the overall conditions, predicting potential crisis and acting upon which - if any occurred. On such a large-scale project, a lot of workload ...

An autonomous and or manually controlled mortar which is wirelessly synced/paired to a drone. The drones GPS positioning and 360 camera displays and mapping functions are used to manually and or Autonomously target/fire mortar rounds. The drones built in active GPS antenna acts as a accurate on site targeting relay fish and reciever system to directly target a enemy. The active GPS has saved topography of specifically uploaded territory/terrains. The active GPS pairs to the manual fish lense cameras 360 function which enables the user to set lock a mortar round on a target using a screen/monitor. The manual targeting system is equipped with a monitor display shot connection target analysis which is a marker "x" reticle or a ...

The availability of high-performance Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) electronics that can withstand Low Earth Orbit conditions has opened an avenue for wide deployment of CubeSats and small-satellites. Swarms of these small satellites offer whole new capabilities in Earth observation, global positioning and communication compared to a large monolithic spacecraft. These spacecraft can provide bigger apertures that increase gain in communication antennas, increase area coverage or effective resolution of distributed cameras and enable persistent observation of ground or space targets. However, there remain important challenges in operating large number of spacecrafts at once. Current methods require a large number of ground operators which poses challenges in terms of coordination and control and which prevents the technology from scaled up in cost-effective ...

LIVING BREATHING SPACEPLANE
Quantum Locking/Flux Pinning

Presented is a Hybrid SpacePlane design using quantum-locking/flux-pinning for long-term space-flight. Interstellar climate suggests type-2 superconductivity is supported for long-term travel. No launch pad or runway needed; vertical take-off/landing capability cut 40% cost. Fuel cost is drastically reduced by “weightless” propulsion and storage via quantum locking.

Current technology enables production while implementing future technologies inspired by SR-71/X-15 in a modified hybrid using LH2/LN2 with magnetic propulsion and alternating adaptable systems.

Solid Rocket Boosters/engines are housed within a cryo-magnetic superconductor cradle (CMSC) through Type 2 superconductors fed through regenerative circulation system that outlines entire vessel using magnetic field lines and flux tubes to carry weight of fuel and engines. Spacecraft is composed of Titanium ...

Oasis on Mars
Natural disasters, wars-atom bombs, threaten human existence on earth. The only other planet in our solar system that offers suitable conditions for existence is Mars. The arms war is at it's peak. NASA, space research stations around the world and startup companies are already working enthusiastically to enable habitation in 2030 on Mars.

What will be the design of the habitat? How will it be built with minimum means, with a suitable environment for the first astronauts away from Earth? The environment should protect their mental and physical health, and act as a base for future city development. Here is where architecture comes into play.

Architecture on Mars is different. For the firs time, it deals ...

Ultra-lightweight vehicles are being developed to provide a number of high tech, long duration functions during flight. Applications including: military, weather, shipping, safety, commercial, border control, etc. applications. These vehicles typically are large, fragile, solar powered aircraft operating at between 50,000 and 90,000 feet for days to months timeframes.They typically have solar panels on the top of the wings and banks of batteries to store energy for night time operation. Usually > 50% of the vehicle weight is for batteries alone.

This approach provides a way to secondarily charge the batteries, along with significantly (40 to 60%) reducing the weight of storage batteries required for operation. Additional optical panels, designed for specific wavelengths (with up to >80% conversion efficiencies) ...

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