Patrik G. Bowman, Director of Administration and Development for the City of Grandview Heights, with the Mayor Ray E. DeGraw's approval, presented Marshall with a letter of recognition that thanks him for creating and developing the technology for the STDTS™ in Grandview Heights which can now be known as the birthplace of the first technology applicable to warp drive. It is but the most recent recognition by a government entity of the work that Marshall has done in the area of science. So far, he's received accolades from the Ohio General Assembly, and the city councils of Bexley, Columbus and a previous one from Grandview Heights. These were in relation to Marshall's breakthrough work in science education, proving a theory by the father of the atomic bomb, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and showcasing area students who were successful in its application.
This latest recognition establishes not only Marshall as being on the forefront of the advanced concept space travel frontier, but also the historical narrative that Marshall has promoted for how he developed the STDTS™ technology and where. The letter in part states that "I am aware that much of your work researching and testing the 'Space-Time Dilator Transmitter System, (STDTS™)' warp drive prototype was done when your laboratory was located on Dublin Rd. and that successful tests were done on the streets of Grandview Heights. In fact you received an assist from one of our police officers in doing a speed test related to the STDTS™".
Marshall has shown, at a number of his previous lectures, video of a test on a street in Grandview that proved that the increase in speed created by the STDTS™ is invisible to radar. That test was done against a radar speed sign, with the Grandview Heights High School in the background. Marshall used a police officer he knew to confirm the results by using a radar gun.
Currently, Marshall is the only person in the world with a technology that could theoretically enable faster than light travel. All others, including the much ballyhooed work being done by Harold "Sonny" White for NASA, are stricly theoretical in concept and have no technological basis at all. Furthermore, outside a small group of like-minded physicists, no scientists have come forward in support of White's theory. In fact, in the April 2013 addition of Popular Science magazine, an article on Harold White quotes Miquel Alcubierre, the originator of the first warp drive science concept, as saying that his own idea won't work and that he now sees there are too many problems to overcome ( see http://www.popsci.com/
In addition, none of the other researchers into warp drive have any idea when they will see a breakthrough and all require additional funding and further development before there can be any demonstration of viable technology. Marshall already has the technology and is working his business plan that will not only provide further funding, but pay-off the investors that he currently has.
"My perceived competition has a lot of publicity but no viable methods to accomplish the task, let alone the technology" Marshall says. "The phrase, 'not even in the ball park' doesn't apply to them at all because as far as accomplishing anything that could approach faster than light travel, they're not even in the parking lot, let alone the ball park".
Marshall's main distinction between his work and others is that his is not based or derived from Einstein's General Theory of Relativity but instead on Einstein's unfinished Unified Field Theory or teleparallelism. What Marshall's technology demonstrates is a coupling between electromagnetsm and gravity which acheives acceleration for something behind it that is alreay moving in that direction, by warping space as it moves through it. Unlike all the other warp drive models discussed, STDTS™ does not require negative energy or exotic matter in order to function. As a result, all of the things holding back rapid development of the other warp drive models aren't even a factor in how the STDTS™ tech operates.
Next week, Marshall is scheduled to appear and give a lecture at the International Mars Society Conference in Boulder, CO which will include video of updated STDTS™ experiments. He will also be releasing, by September, a special report on the current state of warp drive research and how his technology will become the leading aerospace advanced propulsion system, by the end of the decade.