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  • robertvince robertvince Aug 7, 2005 8:53 PM Flag

    The Holy Grail?

    Is there anybody out there familiar enough with the technology to tell
    me if the Beacon fly wheel system could make the U.S. power grid
    impervious to an ElectroMagnetic Pulse (EMP) attack? It seems to be
    replacing fossile fuel based generators that currently do the job,
    which are susceptible to EMPs.
    Here's a quick blurb I found on the internet about EMP's if you're not
    aware:

    "EMP Effect
    Most experts agree that a full scale nuclear attack would be initiated
    by a high altitude (approximately 200 miles high) nuclear explosion,
    and that it would most probably be deployed from a satellite. A
    nuclear bomb detonated at that altitude will not damage living tissue,
    will not cause significant radiation fallout and is not a health
    threat to the population. The purpose of this explosion is to damage
    critical electrical circuitry in our retaliatory defense weapons and
    our military communications capabilities. This is accomplished by
    means of the electro magnetic pulse (EMP) associated with the
    explosion. One such explosion could affect an area of a thousand miles
    in diameter.

    Collectors, such as long runs of cable, house wiring, conduit, large
    antennas, overhead power and telephone lines, railroad tracks, etc.,
    gather this energy in the form of a strong current and voltage surge.
    All solid state electronics is vulnerable to this energy surge. The
    equipment does not have to be attached directly to the collector in
    order to be damaged. It's possible for a collector to gather in the
    order of a joule of energy from a one megaton, high altitude
    explosion. The fact that a small fraction of a joule can cause
    permanent damage to electronic devices, shows that the EMP threat is a
    serious one. The damage to equipment could include some or all of the
    automobile ignition systems, telephone and radio communications,
    airline communications, navigational aids, & computers. Our power grid
    throughout the United States will most probably fail."

    If Beacons technology eliminates that threat, it could be the holy
    grail the govt has been looking for and could mandate its use as well
    and put it on a fast late for national security reasons, which may be
    the reason we're seeing it skyrocket.

    If there is anybody out there that may be able to shed some light on
    this, I'd greatly appreciate it.

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