I started out in communications when the world was still using Morse Code as it’s primary communications mode. I was a Morse Code Intercept Operator and got good enough to hold 200 characters in my mind while I typed them in a format on a manual typewriter. I became expert at all kinds of antennas and arrays as well as Medium Frequency, High Frequency, VHF, EHF, SHF and then, back into Low Frequency and Very Low Frequency.
I was an Intern to the Director of the National Security Agency back when it spied on Foreign enemies/potential enemies. I am not happy, nor support the NSA spying on the American people.
This period, from 1969-1993, was a time of great change as we moved from automatic Morse to primitive computer networks and into the extended Internet/WiFi/Cellular Data network we have today. I was in the Intelligence world and got the most advanced computers, modems, communications and network equipment. I was on ARPANet before it became the Internet.
I was the Collection Manager for the US Space Command and was responsible for pointing many satellites in different directions to meet various information requirements.
I give this background to lend credibility to this observation; we use copper to flow electrons and bits/bytes from our amplifiers and we use aluminum to send and receive our signals (Hertz). Here’s an odd thought; neither copper nor aluminum can be magnetized. How can it be that we are using the Electro-Magnetic Spectrum?
Think about it, we use aluminum antennas and copper wire to carry the signal and, yet, neither of them are magnetizable. Yet, we have all been taught that we are using the Electro-Magnetic Spectrum. We have been self-limiting ourselves for more than a century.
Let’s look at it from a different perspective; to transit or receive a signal, we must first create a “carrier wave.” Then, we modulate or demodulate data on that carrier wave. Yes, the Muxing and DeMuxing is putting magnetic data from computers, data bases and communication devices on that carrier wave, but what is that carrier wave? It is certainly not magnetic.
So… We know how to use a Carrier Wave and have done so for more than 100 years. We first used it on Telegraph wires; had to get the “carrier wave” up before we could send those dits and dahs. We know it will carry the data over a distance in wires and wirelessly and are supremely confident that the packets will get there.
Obviously, we know how to use the first field to convey or propagate over distance, but we do not know that we are using it. The question is, can we use the first field to do other work? How about for propagating wireless power?
Some elements have electrons that spin in opposite directions in various rings. I propose that when we put current into a copper wire or photons into a fiber wire, we are creating several fields that spin in opposite directions; just like the electrons in the different electron rings.
Luckily for us, the first field that we encounter is a left-hand rule field; it propagates our signals in an omni-directional or directional mode depending on the antenna we are using. This field, the Propagation Field, uses the changing properties of the air, it’s moisture, it’s coolness, it’s dust, whether it’s daytime or night to transit the electro-magnetic data that has been modulated onto the signal.
That data is modulated onto the second field, the Data Field or Modulation Field which is a right-hand rule field. Both of these fields are pushed out to the antennas on both sides of the wireless communications signal. Are there more fields being sent that we are not using?
Ok. So we know how to use two of the fields that we have created. Great! What about the other fields? Are there more? How many? Do these other fields have different properties like the first two?
Shifting to Wired Communications (twisted pair, cable and fiber)
Can we use these fields, around the wire (fiber) to send data and/or power around the wire instead of through it? If so, can we send very high bandwidths at very high bus speeds?
Here is a great question, If we can send data and/or power around the wire (fiber), is Ohm’s Law a factor? Yes, we know that resistance creates heat when current is put into a copper wire; that is Ohm’s Law.
Maxwell’s Equations are the basis for all of our electrical engineering. He just assumed that there was just one field being created; what if there are as many as nine? What if his equations still apply to all the fields being created, but if different ways because of the different properties.
What if, by putting power around the wire instead of through it, the power was not “grounded?” What if linesmen could not get electrocuted if the power was not in the line (but around it)?
Anyhow, this is my very different take on what we think we know about communications, computers, data bases, chips, and networks. Just imagine not having to deal with heat by sending the electrons as data or power or both around the wire. Chips that do not produce heat as they process billions of floating point operations per second. Heat is the universal enemy of any electronic device; perhaps, solved.