The “Lifter” – The Future Propulsion System

A discovery made in the late 1920’s that an asymmetric capacitor charged with high DC voltage (over 20 kilovolts) creates a vector propulsion force in the direction of one of the capacitors’ poles. The effect was later called “The Biefeld-Brown Effect” after the inventors who continued to research it until the 1950s. Some researchers in the field attributed the energy source to what they termed an “ion wind” generated by ionization of the air molecules inside the capacitor, causing them to move in only one direction with a subsequent propulsion force in the opposite direction. Other researchers claim that the force created by the “ion wind” is too weak to produce the expected propulsion (up to three orders of magnitude greater) thereby leaving the energy source still unexplained. In addition, different results were observed in a vacuum (on some occasions a propulsion force was observed, while on other occasions none was). Various experimental devices, up to several hundred grams in weight, have been successfully constructed in recent decades to display the capabilities of this effect, by either hovering or moving in the air. These models have been called by different names such as “Ionic Thruster / EHD Thruster / Lifter”. Advantages of the LIFTER: low weight, needs no fuel, quiet operation, tremendous acceleration, simple operation and navigation, operable both in the atmosphere and in outer space. Research here has been stalled for several reasons. To this day, the capabilities of the LIFTER as a useful flight utensil are unrecognized. Successful research could effect a sweeping change in atmospheric and space propulsion as known today. I believe this can be realized in the near future. Kindly read my research at for further details.

Reference: Dr. Alon Retter, physicist, on the institute’s directorate

Contact: Gad Hayisraeli –

A new article about the huge potential of this area:

MIT researchers study electro-hydrodynamic thrust

“…The results were surprising. The team discovered that the ionic thruster turned out to be remarkably efficient compared to, for example, jet engines. Where a jet produces two newtons of thrust per kilowatt, the ionic thruster punched out 110 newtons per kilowatt. Furthermore, the thruster was most efficient at low thrust, which meant that power wasn’t being wasted.”

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