Speculations Relating to the Operation of Floyd Sweet's SQM/VTA:
I'm writing this as sort-of a follow up to my previous statement on Floyd Sweet's main device, retaining to my comments on how the magnetic field may be oscillating. Of course I must say, at the end of the day do I definitely know how his device works, no, but I make educated guesses anyway based on what is known. This is based on the material I have seen of Floyd Sweet, there is some I have not seen yet, which is probably just the Energy From the Vacuum Part 30 video (Floyd Sweet Memories), but there could possibly be more.
Clearing the Elephant in the Room:
First, I'd like to state the big upside to replicating the VTA, "magnet conditioning" and my viewpoints on that. Well, from what we know of information from mainly people like: John Bedini, Tom Bearden, Mike Watson, Don Watson, Walter Rosenthal, Floyd Sweet himself, and others, I've come to the conclusion that the barium ferrite magnets were modified in some way. I don't think the true conditioning process is the one presented in the Floyd Sweet's Secrets video, I have seen communications from Chris to John Bedini from years ago that indicated Sweet was faking the conditioning, or not being fully honest about it. Obviously, putting a magnet in an oscillating magnetic field, and pulsing a powerful magnetic field from a charged capacitor will just demagnetize it, even if slightly. Unless there's some new process out there, I mostly doubt there may be new phenomena in the permanent magnets, I believe that Sweet's device could be explained with known physics.
Also, we know from: Tom Bearden, Don Watson, and Mike Watson that these three made attempting in projects to replicate Floyd's results and did indeed find minor success. Tom Bearden and a French partner I believe, claimed with a process involving the application of heat and other things to the magnets, they were able to get the magnets to "self oscillate" for about five weeks, unfortunately Bearden says he was bound that he couldn't say anything more about the project. Mike Watson claimed to find minor success by modifying the magnets through controlled demagnetization and high voltage, he was able to light some lightbulbs for less than a minute before his device stopped. Don Watson, from my memory, had some slight success getting about 3 watts of output on one occasion.
So can we really say that the magnets were never modified, I don't think we should rule that out yet. Floyd was actively using several instruments and setups to analyze the modifications of permanent magnets, we know that for a fact. But, we know from Floyd Sweet's early work that he was consistent up to the point of when he got his first working device. After that, he seemed to have become a lot more secretive and deceptive about his invention/ideas, or even just flat out strange. Even making claims that he got information on magnet conditioning from "up there" to one person and that he had a device to communicate with "up there", or exclaiming at one point his device was a "time machine". Or just making the generic claim, that he got it from "god", whatever you want to interpret that to mean, however it certainly doesn't tell us anything about his device. We must check all the facts to determine the truth here.
Speculation 1, Modulation of a Static Magnetic Field in Space:
A few months ago, I was studying armature reaction online in DC generators and motors, and I realized whether a static magnetic field could be modulated in space by simply superimposing a perpendicular alternating magnetic over a static magnetic field. From my research online, I came to the conclusion that this might be possible.
By superimposing an alternating magnetic field perpendicular to the static magnetic field of the barium ferrite magnets, then if the alternating field had sufficient strength, a coil parallel to the permanent magnets' field would be induced with an electromotive force. This technique matches the geometry of Floyd's devices, however there are a few problems. One, from my calculations using known details and ampere's law of the Space Quanta Modulator Mark 2, the magnetic modulation would be far too low to create a significant effect on any output winding. Also, in one of Sweet's later devices, the input winding is parallel to permanent magnet's field, not perpendicular and the output winding is perpendicular instead, so no modulation effect would be observed.
Speculation 2, Reluctance Oscillations in Permanent Magnets:
We know Floyd Sweet was modifying permanent magnets to get interesting results, however there is a key in all the methods that Floyd apparently used. Magnetic fields, high voltage, and heat, all of these things/techniques have one thing in common, they demagnetize permanent magnets. In Sweet's later devices, the magnets could have been severely demagnetized from an internal flux density of thousands of gauss, to only a few hundred gauss. This indicates the oscillation effect of the magnetic field did not require the oscillation of a huge amount of flux with a properly designed device. Further proof is indicated by the fact that in the Floyd Sweet Secrets video, when the device is switched on, there is no movement of the ferrous shim stocks on top of the device.
Furthermore, if the entire around 3,900 internal gauss field of the magnets were in oscillation at around 60 to 400 hertz, we should see enormous induced electromotive forces at the output, even with a small amount of turns on an output coil, but we do not. In fact in many of Sweet's later more powerful devices, had beefier input and output coils, along with attempting to push input currents into the input coils being up to 2 amperes. Clearly, Floyd Sweet was interested in getting the magnetic field of his input coils up in some circumstances, not just injecting microampere currents in his first working device, why would this be?
With this speculation and line of thought, I feel it may be possible Sweet was using controlled demagnetization, not to trigger some new magnetic effect necessary, but utilize the demagnetized domains in the magnet(s) as a magnetic core material. Along this thinking, Sweet could've used the input coil to control the saturation of these groups of "loose" domains, since under normal circumstances such domain groups created through controlled demagnetization would attempt to align themselves with the magnetic forces exerted by the other magnetized domains. By utilizing an oscillating magnetic field in the input coil, this would therefore modulate the magnetic reluctance of the permanent magnet itself, and cause the surrounding magnetic flux of the magnets to automatically redistribute itself under such influence. With sufficient oscillations and windings in an output coil, this could perhaps induce a sufficient electromotive force to do useful work.
This idea stems from similar principles involved in several claimed machines that can tap useful output utilizing permanent magnets. The concepts of magnetic amplifiers/saturable reactors and parametric transformers also have definite similarities to this concept. Like a magnetic amplifier, we see the amplification gain may be quite high. Magnetic amplifiers also utilize proper feedback techniques to have high gains, something we know Floyd Sweet was doing. In Sweet's SQM device, he utilized a signal diode we he says feeds a microampere current into the output coil, but there could be such an action the other way around. Also, inrush currents could've played a role in getting such reluctance oscillations to appear in his magnets.
Another piece of evidence, is that Floyd kept the name the same in his original devices, from the "Static Space Quanta Modulator Mark 1" to the "Static Space Quanta Modulator Mark 2". If Sweet knew how his device was going to work, why keep the name the same? If it was truly extracting some mysterious energy from the vacuum, why keep the name the same during the first successful tests? It was only later when Floyd changed the name at Tom Bearden's suggestion to the "Vacuum Triode Amplifier", along the same time Sweet started to purposefully lie a deceive people in person and in some of his writings (past 1986). So what does that tell you? I think the reader can decide the answer to the previous question.
Conclusions and Strange Things:
There were some strange things claimed that Sweet's device could do, along with some unexplained things. Admittedly, Floyd's device is a mystery. Some of the strange things are:
- There's a story that Tom Bearden describes where he took one of the permanent magnets in "self oscillation", where a shim stock would shake on its own on top of the magnet without any other aid. Apparently, he locked the magnet in a safe, and the next day checked and saw the shim stock was still oscillating. It may be possible the Floyd was purposefully deceiving Bearden, perhaps part of the safe was magnetic and Floyd hid some oscillating solenoid. Or Floyd has a genuine effect here.
- The device apparently can create gravitational effects when properly configured. This was communicated to Tom Bearden in a phone call with Sweet. This may or may not be true.
- The device allegedly frosted Sweet when the device short circuited, and caused a while for Sweet to recover.
- The device's output power is alleged vary during day and night.
- Floyd Sweet wrote in one of his paper's "Cosmic Rays, Natural Magnetic Fields, Coheret Quanta Energy and Aurora Borealis", he claimed to observe a magnetic modulation effect from an unknown source occurring in his crt television of all things. Perhaps this effect may be closer to the truth if something new, if other explanations of Sweet's device fall through.
There's many more things of course, too long to mention. I've been writing this post for a while now, so I'll put what I've written. Feedback will be appreciated.