Component Cost for Experimental Apparatus (3/2/18)

Based on some theoretical work, I have identified an experiment where setting experimental parameters can cause results to either support or refute Special Relativity.

The experiment is called a Fiber-Optic Michelson-Morley Experiment or FOMMX. Its status is that I have just completed a detailed design of the apparatus, not yet fully documented. This was a grueling quick-study of diode lasers and optical fiber as applied to commercial products for laboratories. The analysis includes detailed component costs to set up the apparatus and begin collecting data and is estimated at $7,317.15. Plus or minus. Probably plus.

Next up for me on FOMMX is finishing the drawings for the 3D printed components and the mechanical assembly. David Ostby has already started on these.

This post is the first in a new series. I will use this log to record plans and progress on FOMMX.


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