The author of the invention is the Russian scientist Vladimir Leonov. According to the inventor himself, more than 5 years ago he tested a quantum engine with a horizontal impulse thrust of 50 kg. And last year, the improved model weighing 54 kg exceeded the initial result by more than 10 times.
The fundamental difference between a quantum engine and a rocket engine is in the ratio of power and thrust generated by them. So, with a power of 1 kW, the rocket engine is able to "pull" only 0.1 kgf, while its junior quantum "brother" is as much as 500 kgf.
A feature of a quantum engine is operation in a pulsed mode, where it is much superior to a rocket engine, since it spends too much energy on "heating" space with combustion products and, according to experts, this category of engines has reached its limits.
Inventor V. Leonov
As a source of energy for a quantum engine, Vladimir Leonov proposes to use a cold nuclear fusion reactor powered by nickel, the energy output of which is a million times higher than the best chemical fuel.
According to the scientist's calculations, a spacecraft with a quantum engine will be able to accelerate to 1000 km / s, which means that, for example, it will be possible to fly to Mars in just 42 hours, and to the Moon in 3, 6 hours, without experiencing weightlessness.
The scientist's inventions are based on the fundamental theory of Superunification, which Leonov himself created. The theory is based on the existence of a quantum of space-time - the so-called quantum. It is he, according to the inventor, who is the missing elements of the periodic table, without the participation of which the rest of the elements cannot be formed.