Alternate Airborne Vehicles
The technological concepts in this section focus on Alternate Airborne Vehicle potentials. These concepts have not been subjected to the process of making them into technical papers for presentation at engineering conferences; but instead are presented in the more stimulating form of being involved in science fiction adventure stories that are also associated with this website.
Generally, these concepts involve neutral buoyancy rigid airships, or partially buoyant airships, that are made of rigid fiber reinforced composite shell structures that are filled with helium or hydrogen.
Additional high load structural components utilize balloon-principle pressurized shell structures for low weight high rigidity and strength capabilities.
Additionally, the vehicles in the stories are driven by electric props or turbines powered by tracking beam Solar Power Stations in orbit around the planet, deriving their energy from space-received continuous solar energy.
The combination of all three concepts provides high velocity high energy efficiency aircraft that fly at high velocity around the world with zero carbon emissions.
These concepts are explored in action in the science fiction novel by the author (J E D Cline) titled "It's Down To Earth"