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Re: Expanding Shields/Statis Shields

From: "Brian Bell" <pdga6560@c...>
Date: Fri, 4 Apr 1997 16:54:19 -0500
Subject: Re: Expanding Shields/Statis Shields

The Langston field originaly was a set size. As it absorbed energy and
converted it to Heat energy, the heat energy bled off into space (a
questionable prospect in space). The idea behind the Motie expanding
was that as the field absorbed engergy, it increased in size providing a
greater surface area to blead the heat. As the energy was blead off, the
shield contracted back to the "standard" size.

By the way has anyone tested using a Ringworld inspired statis field for
screens/shields? It would protect from all damage, but also allow no
attacks, thrust, maneuvers, etc. on the target ship. Probably would
the ship's energy pretty fast as well.

Brian Bell
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> From: Phillip E. Pournelle <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: Expanding Shields
> Date: Friday, April 04, 1997 11:26 AM
>  That was with the Motie expanding shield.  MacArthur became a larger
> because of the size of its sheild.  From what Niven has told me, the
> Langston Field expanded only when heated, although the Moties I'm sure
> looking for ways to do it normally.

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