President Trump’s energy dominance narrative – fueled by the prolific construction of oil and gas from America’s Shale Gale – lately got a boost from the US Navy. The US Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division filed a patent for a dense fusion reactor (CFR) last month, one that claims to improve upon the inadequacies of the Lockheed Martin Skunkworks CFR that uses similar “plasma confinement” equipment.
The man behind the state-of-the-art design is US Navy researcher Salvatore Cezar Pais, who acknowledged major publicity for patenting room-temperature superconductors and a questionably UFO-like aircraft that uses “anti-gravity” technology.
A fusion reaction is quite impossible to duplicate in its perfect form because lab conditions cannot recreate the gravitational force of a star, but it hasn’t clogged scientists from trying. The US Navy patent claims that it could achieve these huge amounts of energy in compact devices through the use of spinning dynamic fusors – plasma containment devices – which keep nuclear plasma steady in a way that replicates the mass of the sun.
The patent also shapes that the resulting fusion reaction would produce a net energy gain (more energy released than enters the system), which would be an unprecedented first for human made fusion reactors.