Salvatore Pais

Salvatore Cezar Pais is an American aerospace engineer and inventor who works at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River. His patent applications on behalf of his employers have attracted international attention for their potential military and energy-producing applications, but also doubt about their feasibility, and speculation that they may be misinformation intended to mislead the United States' strategic adversaries about the direction of United States defense research.

Salvatore Pais
Born
Salvatore Cezar Pais
OccupationAerospace engineer, inventor
Academic background
Alma materCase Western Reserve University
Thesis"Bubble generation under reduced gravity conditions for both co-flow and cross-flow configurations" (1999)
Doctoral advisor
Academic work
DisciplineEngineer
Main interestsPhysics of low gravity

Education and doctoral researchEdit

 
Diagram of a reduced-gravity manoeuvre known as parabolic flight of the type Pais undertook during his PhD research. Source: NASA

Salvatore Pais received his advanced education at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, graduating with an MS for a thesis titled "Design of an experiment for observation of thermocapillary convection phenomena in a simulated floating zone under microgravity conditions" in 1993.[1]

Pais received his PhD in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Case Western in 1999 on the subject of "Bubble generation under reduced gravity conditions for both co-flow and cross-flow configurations"[2] for which he endured a number of parabolic flights in order to produce a low-gravity environment.[3] His doctoral advisers were Yasuhiro Kamotani and Simon Ostrach who had carried out spacelab experiments in low-gravity aboard the space shuttle STS-50 in 1992.[4] Pais's research was sponsored by NASA.[5]

CareerEdit

 
Drawing from Pais's patent application for a "craft using an inertial mass reduction device"[6]
 
Drawing from Pais's patent application for a "plasma compression fusion device"[7]

Pais works as a scientist, aerospace engineer, and inventor, at the United States Navy's Naval Air Station Patuxent River. His patent applications on behalf of his employers have attracted international attention for their futuristic-sounding technology and potential military and energy-producing applications, but have also led to speculation that they may be misinformation intended to mislead the United States' strategic adversaries about the direction of United States defense research.[2]

Pais responded to questions via email to Brett Tingley of The War Zone blog in January 2020 regarding the veracity of his inventions.[8] Pais defended his design for a compact fusion reactor in the IEEE TPS journal to Tingley stating that the journals acceptance should "...speak volumes as to its importance and credibility - and should eliminate (or at least alleviate) all misconceptions you (or any other person) may have in regard to the veracity (or possibility) of my advanced physics concepts". Pais detailed his discovery of the 'Pais effect' which comprises the "generation of extremely high electromagnetic energy fluxes (and hence high local energy densities) generated by controlled motion of electrically charged matter (from solid to plasma states) subjected to accelerated vibration and/or accelerated spin, via rapid acceleration transients". Pais added that manipulation of the Pais effect can "give rise to the Enablement of Macroscopic Quantum Coherence".[8]

His patent applications include:

  • An "electromagnetic field generator and method to generate an electromagnetic field" (2015), the principal stated application of which is to deflect asteroids that may hit the Earth. The patent is assigned to the US Secretary of the Navy.[9]
  • A "craft using an inertial mass reduction device" (2016), one embodiment of which could be a high speed "hybrid aerospace/undersea craft" able to "engineer the fabric of our reality at the most fundamental level",[6] the patent application for which was supported by the Naval Aviation Enterprise's chief technical officer on the grounds that the Chinese military were already developing similar technology.[2]
  • A "piezoelectricity-induced room temperature superconductor" with the function of enabling "the transmission of electrical power with no losses."(2017).[10][11] The Institution of Engineering and Technology commented that no evidence was presented to show that the device worked and that the highest temperature superconductors so far created worked at around -70 °C.[12]
  • A "high frequency gravitational wave generator" that may be used "for advanced propulsion, asteroid disruption and/or deflection, and communications through solid objects."(2017).[13]
  • A "plasma compression fusion device" (2018),[7][14][15] described by Popular Mechanics as a "compact nuclear fusion reactor" that "seemingly stretch[es] the limits of science."[16]

Selected publicationsEdit

  • Cezar Pais, Salvatore (September 1, 1991). "The Induced Thrust Effect; A Propulsion Method". SAE Technical Paper Series. Aerospace sector. SAE Technical Papers (SAE Technical Paper). 1. Society of Automobile Engineers Technical International Papers. doi:10.4271/912234. ISSN 0148-7191.
  • Pais, Salvatore Cezar (2015). "Conditional possibility of spacecraft propulsion at superluminal speeds". International Journal of Space Science and Engineering (published May 12, 2015). 3 (1): 89–92. doi:10.1504/IJSPACESE.2015.069339.
  • Pais, Salvatore Cezar (2015). "The high energy electromagnetic field generator". International Journal of Space Science and Engineering (published April 12, 2016). 3 (4): 312–317. doi:10.1504/IJSPACESE.2015.075910.
  • Pais, Salvatore Cezar (September 19, 2017). "High Frequency Gravitational Waves - Induced Propulsion". SAE Technical Paper Series. Aerospace sector. SAE Technical Papers (SAE Technical Paper). 1. Society of Automobile Engineers Technical International Papers. doi:10.4271/2017-01-2040. ISSN 0148-7191.
  • A Hybrid craft using an inertial mass modification device. AIAA Space Forum 2017-5343. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) (published September 15, 2017). 2017. doi:10.2514/6.2017-5343.
  • Room Temperature Superconducting System for use on a Hybrid Aerospace-Undersea Craft. AIAA Scitech Forum 2019-0869. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) (published January 6, 2019). 2019. doi:10.2514/6.2019-0869.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pais, Salvatore Cezar. "Design of an experiment for observation of thermocapillary convection phenomena in a simulated floating zone under microgravity conditions / by Salvatore Cezar Pais". Case Western Reserve University. Retrieved December 6, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Brett Tingley; Tyler Rogoway (June 28, 2019). "Docs Show Navy Got 'UFO' Patent Granted By Warning Of Similar Chinese Tech Advances". The Drive. Retrieved December 6, 2019.
  3. ^ Pais, Salvatore Cezar (1999). "Bubble Generation in a Continuous Liquid Flow Under Reduced Gravity Conditions" (PDF). Case Western Reserve University. Cleveland. p. ii.
  4. ^ "STDCE" (PDF). Ntrs.nasa.gov. NASA. Retrieved December 10, 2018.
  5. ^ Pais, Salvatore Cezar. "Bubble Generation in a Continuous Liquid Flow Under Reduced Gravity Conditions". NASA Technical Reports Server. Retrieved December 6, 2019.
  6. ^ a b US 10144532B2, Salvatore Cezar Pais, "Craft using an inertial mass reduction device", published 2018-12-04, issued 2018-12-04, assigned to US Secretary of Navy 
  7. ^ a b US 20190295733A1, Salvatore Cezar Pais, "Plasma Compression Fusion Device", published 2019-09-26, assigned to US Secretary of Navy 
  8. ^ a b Brett Tingley (January 22, 2020). "The Secretive Inventor of the Navy's Bizarre 'UFO Patents' Finally Talks". The Drive. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
  9. ^ US 10135366B2, Salvatore Cezar Pais, "Electromagnetic field generator and method to generate an electromagnetic field", published 2018-11-20, issued 2018-11-20, assigned to US Secretary of Navy 
  10. ^ US 20190058105A1, Salvatore Cezar Pais, "Piezoelectricity-induced Room Temperature Superconductor", published 2019-02-21, assigned to US Secretary of Navy 
  11. ^ Troy Carter (February 22, 2019). "Navy files for patent on room-temperature superconductor". phys.org. Retrieved December 6, 2019.
  12. ^ "US Navy scientist files 'revolutionary' superconductor patent claim". Engineering & Technology. February 25, 2019. Retrieved December 13, 2019.
  13. ^ US 10322827B2, Salvatore Cezar Pais, "High frequency gravitational wave generator", published 2019-06-18, issued 2019-06-18, assigned to US Secretary of Navy 
  14. ^ Brett Tingley; Tyler Rogoway (October 9, 2019). "Scientist Behind The Navy's "UFO Patents" Has Now Filed One For A Compact Fusion Reactor". The Drive. Retrieved December 6, 2019.
  15. ^ Stephen Kuper (November 1, 2019). "Player two has entered the game: US Navy files fusion reactor patent". Defence Connect. Retrieved December 6, 2019.
  16. ^ Jennifer Leman (October 10, 2019). "The Navy's Patent for a Compact Nuclear Fusion Reactor Is Wild". Popular Mechanics. Retrieved December 6, 2019.

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