|military electromagnetic motors/Energy weapons shipment|
|military electromagnetic motors/energy weapons shipment|
|Military Electromagnetic motors/energy weapons shipment|
I got an up close of the writing on the boxes to try and figure out what the shipment was.
After doing a couple of searches I found out the shipment is Electromagnetic motors for the Navy's aircraft carriers. They are replacing the steam catapult/arresting systems on aircraft carriers with electromagntic motors. The new motors will be able to catapult any type plane from a carrier and recover it. They are "EMALS" for short reference.
The Navair acquisition guide about the electromagnetic motors in pdf form
The guide above is how I figured out what the shipment was in the first place by reading and earching for the code meanings of the up close code written on the crates. One search I used was "code PMA 251" from the boxes. That is how I came up with the discovery of them being electromagnetic motors.
Here is a website from the Navy with pictures/schematics and fact sheet about their purchase of Electromagnetic motors.
Computer-generated design of a complete one-wire Advanced Arresting Gear system schematic.
Here is information of "how it works"
As the Navy’s project manager for the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS), Sulich’s task is to move the newest catapult technology from development at the research facility to ships at sea. A key instrument in the transition is the 1:12-scale model of an electromagnetic catapult, bolted to the concrete floor inside the lab. In place of a ship’s deck, the model is embedded in a knee-high metal casing about 60 feet long, with a narrow slot a few inches deep that runs along the top. An aluminum block rests snugly in one end of the slot. If an aircraft were part of the model, its nose wheel landing gear would be attached to the aluminum block. When the power is turned on, a wave of electromagnetic force silently shoots the aluminum block to the opposite end of the model at a speed of 60 mph. After a few keystrokes on a computer, the electromagnetic wave travels in reverse, gently returning the aluminum block to its starting position.
As the 21st century dawns, steam catapults are running out of steam. Massive systems that require significant manpower to operate and maintain, they are reaching the limits of their abilities, especially as aircraft continue to gain weight. Electromagnetic catapults will require less manpower to operate and improve reliability; they should also lengthen aircraft service life by being gentler on airframes.
From the Defense media network site I found an article about the military going "electric" compared to nuclear for many reasons, including "new electric weapons/lasers."
The decisive argument for electric drive was that a new generation of weapons, in prospect but hardly yet in service, might need massive amounts of electric power: electric lasers, other directed energy weapons, and rail guns.
There were other interesting possibilities, too. In the past, ships actually used three different kinds of power: prime power for propulsion, driving propellers; auxiliary electric power; and hydraulic power taken from pumps generally driven more or less directly by the prime mover. Electric power is relatively easy to control using electronics; hydraulics and propeller shafts are far more difficult to control in this way. If everything in a ship was electrically powered, it could be controlled electrically, and the electric controls could, in turn, be controlled by computers. That would include damage control devices such as pumps and vents and even watertight doors.
The new carrier goes a step further. Her electromagnetic catapult is a kind of low-velocity rail gun. In addition, she has electromagnetic arresting gear – the energy of a landing airplane is converted into electric power instead of being dissipated as heat, as in the past. As in a hybrid electric car, this energy is stored and can be applied to the ship’s power needs. Making the catapult electromagnetic simplifies the ship’s design and arrangement, because it does away with considerable piping and with the steam accumulators under a conventional steam catapult
Here is the procurement order from the Navy for the Electromagnetic motors.
Almost as diverse as the electromagnetic spectrum itself, directed-energy weapons span a wide range of incarnations.
Among the simplest forms are inexpensive, handheld lasers that fill people's field of vision, inducing a temporary blindness to ensure they stop at a checkpoint, for example. Some of these already are used in Iraq.
Military officials also say more needs to be done to assure the international community that directed-energy weapons set to stun rather than kill will not harm noncombatants.Other radio-frequency weapons in development can sabotage the electronics of land mines, shoulder-fired missiles or automobiles — a prospect that interests police departments in addition to the military.A separate branch of directed-energy research involves bigger, badder beams: lasers that could obliterate targets tens of miles away from ships or planes. Such a strike would be so surgical that, as some designers put it at a recent conference here, the military could plausibly deny responsibility.The flexibility of directed-energy weapons could be vital as wide-scale, force-on-force conflict becomes increasingly rare, many experts say. But the technology has been slowed by such practical concerns as how to shrink beam-firing antennas and power supplies.
There are three reasons.
One- I would love to know what the new "energy" weapons are that can run off electromagnetics. Could this shipment even be "new energy" weapons? It does say the technology can be applied to the police department too. The shipment is early compared to when it is suppose to be available (2015)
Two - Are these electromagnetic motors also able to be used outside of an aircraft carrier for "Energy" weapons in the U.S.? Is this part of the preparations for possible civil unrest in the U.S? I ask because they are already being shipped, yet an article said not until 2015 for installation. (they are going somewhere)
Three - The military is able to create and manufacturer magnetic motors, yet we hear there is no real "free" energy of magnetics for the people and their energy needs. So is there actually the technology out there, yet it is not being created for the people as a whole?
Why can't electromagnetic engines be created for all of us to use? As you read various articles about it, you will see the electromagnetics could even power submarines instead of them being nuclear. The motors could even be mounted on the outside of the submarine.
Isn't it time for all of us to get this type technology on a smaller scale? We could all have our own little power plants.
Another point of this article.. When you see something of interest on the highway - take a picture, odds are you can figure out what the shipments are through a little research on the net, which can lead to some very interesting discoveries.