The Brown-Bahnson Saucer - BBS v1.0
By Jean-Louis Naudin
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created on November 18th, 2002 - JLN Labs - Last update November 19th, 2002
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The purpose of this
experiment is to go further in the engineering of the shape of a
Lifter device for improving the efficiency. So, I have built an
asymmetrical capacitor based on the Brown-Bahnson saucer patented
by Agnew H. Bahnson in 1959 ( French Patent FR1266476 "Appareil pour
produire une poussée lorsqu'on applique une tension électrique
à ses électrodes" (May 12th, 1959) and US
patent US3263102 "Electrical thrust producing device"
). The asymmetrical capacitor is composed of two aluminum
- the biggest electrode, placed at the top, is an arcuate electrode connected to the positive output of the HV power supply,
- the smallest electrode, placed at the bottom, is a cylindrical armature connected to the negative output of the HV power supply.
Three balsa wood legs maintain a gap between the two electrodes. The Brown-Bahnson Saucer ( BBS v1.0 ) is hanged through the thin copper wire which carries the positive High Voltage. A thin balsa wood stick maintains the negative wire connection in the main axis of the device so as not to disturb the shape of the electric field around the device ( see the photo below ).
The weight of the BBS v1.0 is 4 g
When the HV power supply is swiched on, the BBS jumps upward quickly and translates at a high speed.
Brown-Bahnson Saucer specifications
Note : In spite of lot of leakage current through the connection wires, the Brown-Bahnson device seems to be a very efficient device. The thrust upward is strong towards the biggest electrode. More tests are planned with dielectrics and some E-Field shaping electrodes...
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Patents and references :
Brevet Français FR1266476
"Appareil pour produire une poussée lorsqu'on
applique une tension électrique à ses électrodes",
demandé le 12 Mai 1959 par Agnew Hunter Bahnson
Electrokinetics brown by Paul E. Potter
Electrokinetic UFO by Paul E Potter
See also :
The Brown-Bahnson Saucer v2.0
Email : JNaudin509@aol.com
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