In this technology, the smallest error of judgment in theoretics, design, or operation could become a dangerous and lethal situation. A newly designed dynamo provided the initiating energy. This rotating machine generated a very high voltage field. Remember, Dr. Brown had discovered that the spacewarp required only an intensely high voltage. Current was not the required feature in the process. Also, the employment of suitable high dielectric strength capacitors, better than vacuum, would allow the emergence of blackout effects at much lower voltages. In addition, it was imperative that the blackout effect, which was a dangerous spacewarp, be “shaped” to specified geometries. One did not wish to be enveloped in that blackness.
Some stated that the optical blackout was not a desirable state in which to cloak any tactically vital object. Any enemy could see a blackout”. Enemies could simply fire shells into the heart of a blackout to reach their mark. What was desired was a more subtle application of the spacewarp effect; something far more refined and controlled. It was then hypothetically proposed that complete blackness might not be the first optical distortion effect in the “sequence of effects” which Dr. Brown had described in his report.
Perhaps it might be possible to so “tune” the effect that, prior to “black optical states”, a condition of transparency or invisibility might actually be achieved. The idea was to attempt bringing the space warp to an intensity in which any material objects surrounded by “the effect” would vanish. Vanish “from sight”, but not from local space. Some superiors stated that they would be happy even if the spacewarp achieved “radar invisibility” for sustained intervals. Optical invisibility would then be an “extra treat”. With this proposal, Project Rainbow found its true inspiration.
Years earlier in Hungary (1936), Stephen Pribil demonstrated an “invisibility system”. His system utilized special heterodyned light beams to render objects transparent and even invisible. Under the beams produced by his special lamps, opaque objects gradually became transparent. The effect could be controlled, optical transparencies sustained at specific “intensities”. Radio cabinets, exposed to his lamps, faded from view. Astounded witnesses saw through the cabinets, while the interiors stood out with amazing clarity. Metal parts, tubes, and chassis could be seen darkly shining through the wooden enclosures.
Allowed to thoroughly handle each part of his apparatus as well as the objects made transparent, it was also obvious that the system actually worked. He rendered transparent any object they wished by his extraordinary method. What became of Mr. Pribil, his device, and his theories remains a mystery. In what manner spaces are distorted by very ordinary energies remains part of the scientific record. Numerous instances in which these strange phenomena make themselves apparent have been noted. The sharp black edges which surround grounded iron materials and evergreen trees seem to be related to the more extreme electrogravitic phenomena in outward appearance at the very least.
The first series of Project Rainbow experiments was first performed with the aim of “cloaking” tanks and heavy gun installations, that phase of the experiment, which principally had stimulated the participation of Dr. Brown. The high voltage impulses would necessarily be applied to a ring of capacitors, which surrounded the object. It was critical that these capacitors be oriented in such a manner that the spacewarp would not engulf anyone within its perimeter.
In the first accidental observations, the arc discharge engulfed all surrounding space. With its singular axis and vertical disposition, the warp radiated from arc to periphery. The designers needed to find a way for the radiant warp to move in a confined zone. Any such system in which personnel were involved would necessarily contain a “safety zone”. In this safety zone, one could observe and yet remain unaffected by the warp. Could an array of extremely high voltage capacitance actually bend space around a fixed perimeter? Safety from the warp was the item of concern.
Was there no shield from this potentially deadly effect? Were there no materials or field configurations, which could shape and “guide” the spacewarp away from human participants and, eventually, crewmembers? Could the effect be beamed to a site? How far could such a “beam” be projected? Already the deliberated weapons research phase was meshing with the Project. Technicians attempted redesigning the symmetry in which the warp, the “black flash”, would expand into its surrounding space. The capacitor axes acted as the radiant points for the expanding warp.
The system was remarkably and ruggedly simple. It is unknown what impulse durations and repetition rates were actually employed when applying the high voltage to the capacitor ring, but their repetitive frequency most certainly were very low. As Dr. Brown had empirically discovered with his gravitators years before, large capacitor values required longer warp “saturation” times.
The capacitor “axes” were radially disposed at a great distance from a central point. From above the installation, the power cables formed radial lines out to the periphery of a circle. Each radial cable was connected to a terminal of a capacitor. There were many of these. The capacitor axes pointed “in line” with the radial cables. Their precise alignment was absolutely critical, since any deviation from this radial symmetry would bring disaster. The outer terminals of all the capacitors were joined by a single circular loop. Voltage was thus applied from center to periphery. These capacitors, electrified by the high voltage dynamo and its ancillary impulsing components, were collectively a very large capacitance.
With the capacitors themselves at that circumference, the spacewarp would expand as a sheath of specific “thickness”. The thickness depended entirely on the capacitor thickness. Their dielectric material was a special composite, probably of barium titanate powders. This dielectric permitted the concentration of very high voltage electrical fields without leakage and subsequent field loss. This material also permitted the use of significantly diminished voltages and impulse rates. Each capacitor projected a warp. Warps meshed between capacitors. The cloaking effect would be induced as a “ring like wall” surrounding an interior space, a safety zone. Or so they hoped.
- ENDLESS LIGHT: Dr. Thomas Henry Moray
- DEADLY SOUND: Vladimir Gavreau