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Atmospheric Ion Propulsion

Lead DesignersTristram W Metcalfe lll
Prize(s)Silver in Transportation / Aircraft/Aerospace
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Entry Description

Charged Motion Incorporated has been developing a technology that others have investigated for over 100 years called "ion propulsion". It has found limited success in the vacuum of space,
but in the atmosphere there is what we call the "brick wall" that every investigator has run into causing them to abandon further efforts. They all quit before realizing there is a way around the barrier which we at Charged Motion have discovered and patented.

It is impossible in these few words to discuss what this technology will mean to everyone but you can explore this technology in more depth on our website,, that is opening in early May 2014.

One measure of the level a civilization has reached is the average distance each individual could travel in a day. Walking - 1/2 mile a day, by horse - 5 miles/day, by steam engine - 50 miles/day, and by automobile - 500 miles/day. Our technology holds the promise to take us to the next level of civilization with – 5000 miles a day on average potential.

All of the other methods of transportation have come at great cost in terms of safety and impact on the environment. Our technology will undo almost all the harm done by earlier methods of transportation. This is not fantasy nor Science Fiction but is real and is within our grasp today.

The ten images we have selected from our website barely scratch the surface of what ion propulsion in the atmosphere will mean to civilization. Elimination of most all traffic related fatalities, saving the lives of millions of people and animals a year with none of the environmental damage of today’s transportation methods and all at one tenth the cost. Since transportation has one of its greatest influences on civilization these designs are only the beginning