Thursday, September 13, 2007

Gaiacomm: mad scientists v. the establishment

Back in July, I picked up a couple of factoids on the (not so good) real-life performance of WiMAX and xMax. I also noted that xMax had (surprisingly) received an award from Frost & Sullivan. Previously a company named Gaiacomm International had received a similar award. Referring to Gaiacomm as a ‘dormant’ company got its CTO commenting to my post. And that developed into quite an extensive exchange of questions and answers. By now, I have a large set of documents and presentations on the Gaiacomm wireless technology.

Gaiacomm has many facets to get skeptics ranting and raving. So here I am, calling upon scientists and corporate executives to take a look at Gaiacomm’s claims. If anybody is interested, I can mail the material.
Let me make it perfectly clear that I have no personal interest in the matter (unlike Stuart Schwarz, who was rewarded for validating xG’s xMax technology). I am interested in physics and in the proposed technology, where two quite different signals (ultra low and ultra high frequency) are superimposed, using DNA-theory. I cannot validate the claims, but I call on other people to verify or falsify them.

The wireless industry is at a junction. 3G Networks aren’t used to the max, but 4G is being developed already. Several companies are entering the industry (Apple, Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft), others are trying to grab a larger share of it (Nokia through Ovi, Vodafone through music downloads, etc.). Spectrum auctions are coming up around the world. Competing standards (WiMAX, xMax) are vying for ‘Third Stream’ status of sorts to existing GSM and CDMA-based networks.
In other words, it is now or never for Gaiacomm.

My plan B would be is to turn the whole thing into a movie. It has all the right ingredients to inspire a person like Michael Moore to produce a documentary on the wireless industry. It could even go beyond the ‘$200bn Broadband Scandal’ (Bruce Kushnick) or the ‘$750bn Telecom Heist’ (Om Malik). It would include:
  • conspiracy theories, the CIA, the FBI and the NSA, as well as the states of Israel and Kuwait;
  • a weapon of mass destruction, secret nuclear testing (Project Argus), mysteriously disappearing documents, leukemia casualties;
  • the abandonned Wardenclyffe Tower antenna site in Long Island, other huge aboveground and underground sites in Wisconsin and Michigan;
  • an amateur-turned-physicist from Greece, a Kentucky farmer who first invented the wireless telephone, a Latvian love-sick man who produced writings on magnetism and single-handedly built a giant coral monument for his unrequited love, and an autodiadict ‘mad scientist’ named Judah Ben-Hur who pays his bills by owning a company that transports human remains in Los Angeles.
The core elements of the story are:
  • Gaiacomm proposes to build an open access 4G wireless communications system.
  • It builds on a wide range of scientific theories, even beyond physics.
  • Basically, it uses VLF as the carrier signal for terahertz radiation. The earth’s telluric currents are used to carry the signal worldwide.
  • Gaiacomm is seeking $15m to build a prototype.
  • And yes, they do address the Shannon theorem.
Here are the contents to my short story.

1. Introduction
2. The technology in quotations
3. Q&A
4. Specifications and Performance
5. Business Model and Current State of Affairs
6. Obstacles
7. Sources

1. Introduction

Gaiacomm claims superior wireless technology that could be the basis for a new 4G system. It builds on:
  • standard physics theories, including Maxwell, Tesla, Faraday, and quantum physics;
  • some unusual physics: terahertz technology; ground radiation; telluric currents; the Christofilos theory; Nathan Stubblefield, the Kentucky farmer who invented wireless telephony before Tesla or Marconi; and Edward Leedskalnin’s theories on magnetism;
  • DNA theory and the workings of the sun;
  • the same remarkable Edward Leedskalnin, who single-handedly built Coral Castle, for inspiration to Judah Ben-Hur.

2. The technology in quotations

Gaiacomm is guarding its protocols well. It does not want anybody to hijack them. Obviously, that makes validation hard, if not impossible. Moreover, describing the technology in general terms is a daunting task. The proposed architecture is quite different from any existing wireless system. So, here is a set of quotes from the documents I have that will give you a sense of what it is all about.

  • This GWC (global wireless communications) technology primarily deals with a global network of land-based communication systems that uses the magnetic field of the earth (telluric currents) as a means to carry, reflect, and redistribute the signal, a modulated helix protocol, and dedicated continuous power output which will allow the use of newly designed wireless devices that are built around the new wireless protocol (terahertz).
  • The vision of Gaiacomm International Corporation is to utilize its global wireless communications technology platform to enable both reliable and fairly priced wireless communications to people of all nations and races.
  • William Gilbert discovered it, Faraday proved it, Maxwell laid the mathematics, Tesla and Nathan Stubbelfield built it, and Gaiacomm improved it to be as originally planned.
  • The sun transmits energy to earth, and the earth filters out or absorbs the energy required to sustain an almost perfect bio-system. The earth also is an A/C induction engine that generates a sea of energy to protect itself and allow those with the insight to use its telluric currents to wirelessly communicate to the entire planet. The hardware (antennas, etc) must be made of an iron nickel base; the filters and detectors must be of a carbon/silicate base in order to channel the required waves (terahertz, VLF). The software must keep track of the signal, and direct its functions throughout the entire chain.
  • To get terahertz radiation thru water and earth one only needs to go up the scale of energy, provided you use a low frequency as your carrier. The atoms (electrons, etc) will combine with each other to allow a ’binding’ (interlace) to allow you to transmit as much data as you wish thru the earth, around the earth and thru the ’air’ at little loss or drag due to the combining elements used, power applied and placement of the antenna on the planet.
  • Science and business has stopped at the gigahertz range for reasons of financial survival. We challenge any scientist to prove that our 4G global wireless system does not work (function) as we claim. Many scientists and the like have disputed our claims but no one person has proven it with hardware. Anyone can claim, as we have, but we also wish to build what we claim. We do not have the financial or legal resources to protect our intellectual property rights, thus the seemingly vague responses.
  • What we discovered is that the earth and its fields are very dynamic and oscillating at various frequencies. If one isolates these frequencies one will soon discover that there is one field that behaves and responds to impulses imposed on it. Like a rubber band pushed and pulled on to yield perfect response. These frequencies are terahertz waves. Extensive research has been done to generate these waves in a lab and in some cases in the field. The ’trick’ is to interlace the terahertz wave with the required data encoded and embed it on a low frequency wave to carry it worldwide and then “match” the signal wave to allow it to be reflected off the magnetic field by-passing the ionosphere. The ionosphere operates within the confines of the equipment and generation of the field/waves employed. Gaiacomm has taken the quantum leap to employ the next wave, which is the beginning of subspace communications. We use a form of frequency hopping which is properly synchronized. The net result is to maintain that single logical channel.
  • We were able to understand the dissertation written by Shannon: “A Mathematical Theory of Communication”, Bell Syst. Techn. J., Vol. 27, pp. 379-423, 623-656, July, October 1948 and realized that Bell Labs (AT&T) needed a set of rules/laws to control the empire of communications, and by having one of its “own” establish a “blueprint” to build to, it sealed the success of Bell Labs (AT&T). Hardware designed in 1948 and later was all based on the “blue print” (Shannon) established, supported by Bell Labs (AT&T) and the rest of the scientific academia. Without this “blueprint”, Bell Labs (AT&T) and others were just “shooting in the dark”. It also guaranteed the establishment of a communications empire that could be controlled by the evidence supported by Bell Labs (AT&T) scientists, i.e., Shannon. It is evident that an information-bearing signal needs a specific bandwidth, whether it is to be transmitted in original or modulated (by a carrier) form. Or in other words, “how many bits of information can be transmitted without error per second over a channel with a bandwidth of N Hz, when the average signal power is limited to P watt, and the signal is exposed to an additive, white (uncorrelated) noise of power N with Gaussian probability distribution”. Thus Shannon came up with a ’formula’, C = W log2 (1 + P/N) bits/second. Given the vastness and scale of electromagnetic energy that exists in the universe, Shannon and others only defined a small section of energy that makes up the particular frequencies used. Maxwell already suggested that the electromagnetic spectrum is “endless”. Terahertz waves have unique properties when combined with others “like”, and “dissimilar” waves. It was also noted that when filtered power is applied (modulated) to terahertz waves and VLF waves below 9 hertz it also displays unique properties. Shannon defined a set of rules/laws for designers (engineers) to build to, (Shannon’s Law), given the frequencies used and allowed at that time (3kHZ-NHZ) - and the hardware (oscillators, etc) designed to accommodate the overall systems. The hardware designs were limited due to technology and a better understanding of the governing dynamics of electromagnetism, thus Shannon and others developed a ’baseline’ for general communications. Since 1920, no one successfully challenged the foundations (science) of communications (Information technology) (Shannon’s Law) because of the ’control’ and the well-established network that existed then and now (2007). The monies spent (billions) over the years and the numerous competing networks have “sealed” the fate of others like Gaiacomm International from challenging the communication systems that exists today. Thru perseverance and hard work we have re-discovered what others have left behind. Hardware and materials today are well equipped to handle new designs; software algorithms that did not exist in 1948 add depth and scale to our designs. It is almost impossible to compete with the existing wireless technologies and governmental controls, thus we decided to “go around” Shannon’s Laws and governmental controls and develop a new “standard” of rules based on the same fundamental principles established by Maxwell, Tesla and others. Shannon and others defined what was required at that time, (hardware and software restricted) thus making it difficult to design reliable systems that can operate with great efficiencies today (2007). We believe that any amount of error-free data can be transmitted over a channel of any given bandwidth not limited by noise (Terahertz/hertz (VLF)). We believe that Shannon's Law applies to a particular channel of spectrum known during that period of time; we are able to add more channels because of the characteristic quality of Terahertz energy and the forward development of technology today (2007). We believe that wireless technologies, are limited to the spectrum available because of control from a few and the lack of knowledge of electromagnetic energy. No one other than Gaiacomm International has decided to use another spectrum (terahertz) not currently regulated or controlled by the few (FCC, ITU, etc). We changed the values of the equations (Shannon) to satisfy the new data (power/frequency/entropy/snr, etc). We believe that there is not a finite, maximum speed for transmitting ’intelligent energy’. Transmitted power and filtered circuits to specs makes this possible. “The two fundamental factors governing the maximum speed of data transmission are the shape of the signal and the choice of “code” used to represent the intelligence”. We have discovered that Terahertz waves generate a specific “shape” when modulated using a “code” that allows for this signal shape (OFDM, PCM, UMB, Wimax etc). Instead of rectangle or square waves we can generate a different geometric shape. Resonance plays an important role in this, as does the filtered power. Theoretically you will have lower interference and higher capacity gains. Interference cancellation and forward error correction technologies are such that they can allow for a superior transmission, thus assisting in the ’seamless’ generation/transceiver/interpretation protocol.
  • The overall system will consist of an array of custom designed equipment, tooled parts and specialized processes all combined together to prove without a doubt the existence of terahertz waves and the methodology required to use the magnetic field and the earth’s entire surface to transponder and receive a signal at any given rate without loss of signal strength.
  • Digital data encoding schema: Structurally, DNA is a double helix: two strands of genetic material spiraled around each other. Each strand contains a sequence of bases (also called nucleotides). The two strands of DNA are connected at each base. The same applies for the terahertz band and the low frequency band bonding technique. A double helix combination. Each base will only bond with one other base, as follows: Adenine (A) will only bond with thymine (T), and guanine (G) will only bond with cytosine (C). This bonding combination applies to the relationship of terahertz/hertz bonding combinations. Example of this would be a one strand of DNA like this:
    The DNA strand bound to it will look like this:
    Together, the section of DNA would be represented like this:
    DNA strands are read in a particular direction, from the top (called the 5’ or ‘five prime’ end) to the bottom (called the 3’ or ‘three prime’ end). In a double helix, the strands go opposite ways:
    5’ T-T-G-A-C-T-A-T-C-C-A-G-A-T-C 3’
    3’ A-A-C-T-G-A-T-A-G-G-T-C-T-A-G 5’
    Now lets consider the same technique applied to the terahertz and hertz band combination:
    We have left out the last sequence codec on purpose. Thru the study of the DNA helix matrix, we found that this technique can be mimicked in a communications schema.
  • What we propose is to demonstrate a wireless communications system in principle by building an antenna/receiving system with an estimated cost of material and labor at $3.5 million, this includes all transmitter/receiver hardware, all electronic test equipment, special tooling molds, material needs, housings, cabling, circuit breadboards, measuring equipment, small electronic hardware, building to house the equipment, lab to plan and assemble, test bed data collectors, software programming equipment, electric power usage, mockup of submarine submersion gear, scuba equipment, travel to various locations, hotel and other living expenses, mobile terminals, spectrum receivers, antifading hardware, high speed power transmitter controllers, redundant compensation controllers and software, redundant propagation compensators, multipath propagators, auto tracking hardware, adaptive space-time processing algorithms, radio on fiber to transmit multiservice radio signals thru optical networks, develop a special frequency reuse modulator, network control station, environmental data collection, down converters, data links, geo-data collection, redundant magnetic allocations, magnifier coil, oscillators of various sizes, numerous small materials, mockup submarine shell, scalable mobile network to demonstrate digital service to handsets, laptops and other wireless devices, special smelting process to yield material used for conductive antenna, design of isotropic equipment including antenna array, Bit error rate controller,(1 bit will be in error for every 1 billion bits transmitted), bit rate generator( unlimited N), Bits per second booster( over 1 billion per second), coder/decoder, compandor(compressor-expander), datagram generator(packet), datalink connection identifier, frame relay, line frames, power and frequency modulation equipment, last mile data collection, documentation equipment, film hardware, video equipment for recording of data and experiments, multiplexer hardware, rate adaptation hardware design, router designs, routing tables developed, computers of varying speeds and size, software programs of varying need, 10,000sq ft structure for design, testing and assemblage of equipment to be demonstrated, custom built transducers, resonators, optics, fiber strands.
  • The science implied here is demonstrating that terahertz waves and hertz waves combined together can be modulated to the magnetic field of the earth reflected back to the surface area, demodulated and spread in a wave that can be received at a specific point, measured and understood. A link will be established with a wireless device, a submerged craft, a aircraft, an array of stealth vehicles, computers of varying mix, and all forms of wireless communications pre-determined protocols to demonstrate without any doubt that claims made can be validated by independent sources as well as staff of Gaiacomm. All rates of transmission will be subject to discloursure before demos are scheduled.
  • Power requirements: We require dedicated power source to the lab.
  • We plan to have a full-scale demo ready for extensive evaluation within 12 months of funding. A detailed project schedule will be prepared later.

3. Q&A

Here are a number of questions and answers that Judah ben-Hur specifically supplied to clear up a number of things.

  • Are you suggesting that the reflective nodes, repeaters act basically as a mesh between all repeaters and the base station? NO NOT EXACTLY. THEY ARE A 360 DEGREE HOMOGENOUS FUNCTIONAL SYSTEM. Also, if the base station antenna is 300 ft tall, how tall is the repeaters? Same? I AM ESTIMATING THAT THERE WILL BE A SLIGHT DIFFERENCE IN HEIGHT FOR BOTH HUB AND TRANSEIVERS. THE 300FT CAN BE USED AS A BASELINE FOR NOW BUT I AM WORKING ON REDUCING THE HEIGHT. I am also assuming that the repeaters are isotropic (spherical) antenna, just like the base station. YES, THAT IS CORRECT.
  • Also, based upon MIMO processes and math, the MIMO radio takes into consideration multiple paths in and out of each radio; we could use MIMO technology between the BS and RS and use multiple paths to ensure data transmissions. YES WE COULD BUT I MUST SOLVE THE MULTIUSER DECTION PROBLEM FIRST. WE WILL HAVE INTERSYMBOL INTERFERENCE, ETC THAT NEEDS TO BE OVERCOME AND NOT PATCHED TO SATISFY A FEW. I AM NOW STUDYING THE VITERBI ALGORITHM. WE NEED TO SOLVE THIS A BIT TO INCREASE THE MEGABIT THRUPUT. I ALSO AM SOLVING THE CHANNEL MODELING PROBLEM THAT NOW EXISTS WITH WIRELESS NOW. Also, based upon RS repeaters, if we need to cover basically 100 miles radius from the BS, how far out would the repeaters have to be from the base station, I need this info for the Michigan preso. WE CAN EITHER PLACE THEM AT THE FOUR CORNERS OF THE BORDERS OF THE STATE OR 300-MILES SQ FROM THE HUB. MAKE SURE WE ARE CLOSE TO POWER. Also, instead of using fiber optic ring around the RS and BS, we could use a different frequency and/or different channel to mesh the station together instead of hard-wired fiber optics. The question is, can we create a reverse RF mux to basically bring in multiple channels of THz signals together as one? WHAT WE DO IS DE-MULTIPLEX THE SIGNAL FROM AS MANY CHANNELS AS WE DESIRE COMING INTO THE BACK DOOR EITHER BY MICROWAVE, FIBER OR WHATEVER WE DESIRE. ONCE WE GET THE DATA WE WILL THEN RE-PROCESS IT, COMPRESS IT AND RE-MODULATE IT TO TERAHERTZ AND THEN BROADCAST IT USING HZ AS THE BUS TO CARRY OUR DATA TO MULTIPLE DESTINATIONS AT 186, 363.2536 MILES PER SEC.
  • Since we are running both Hz & THz, does the receivers have to pick up both the Hz and THz signals and just the THz? The system main hub is the antenna element which means that it is very important to have the right material and geometry of each element to create the effect that is desired which is to act as a conduit of RF energy that is reflected from the magnetic field of the earth and re distributed using the earth’s surface as a counter-reflector thus transposing a signal into a 360 degree footprint. We will employ the dynamics of HZ waves (ELF) to carry the signal thru the earth and all bodies of materials, however embedded within that wave is the Terahertz signal which will have its own unique signature.
  • Since we are running both Hz & THz frequencies, will we have to dual-polarize each single transmission? Yes that is a possibility. It would make since to have the signal polarized from the base station. TDD would be most likely because it uses a single channel to transmit and receive rather than FDD, which uses two channels one to transmit, and one to receive. We will decide which one soon. They both have advantages.
  • To cover 500,000 sq miles, signal must run approx. a radial coverage of 700 miles, is this correct? That would be correct if you were calculating the SKA using the basic array for coverage of antennas in the hundreds based on current RFI suppression schemes and dealing with variable beams from the antennas. We are using an isotropic antenna array with very exact coverage footprints based on the distance of elements, power and broadcast schema that will be employed. In conclusion: high dynamic range requirements argue for large numbers of antennas. So the SKA would be 500,000 ska.
  • Since data-bandwidth is directly related to signal strength, what bandwidth can be expected at 700-mile distance? First we will need a processor more than 32bit to process the information received. Something like MIPS as an example. 100 or more gigabits per second at more than 700 SKA. That is contingent on the processor.
  • What is the ratio of mega-watts to radial distance? 1-100 vs. miles. Every 1,000 watts of continuous dc power will yield 100,000 ska, Our isotropic antenna will radiate in all 3 dimensional directions PD = (P(t) / 4 * pi * r^2). This is the power density formula.
  • If a single signal does not have to be polarized, then we can expect to run redundant broadcast by polarizing the signal, correct? Yes, see answer #2.
  • We need to support IPv6 for European and North American support, this gives us the ability to use SIP right away without writing our own protocol, your latency calcs show virtually none, is this correct? There will be some latency but not the current values that exist with any current telecommunications system. Yes we will use a modified version of SIP to account for the increased compression, signal strength and frequency used. I.e. Hz/THZ.
  • Encryption is going to add over-head to the payload, have you had any thoughts on what to use here? Encryption is vital and there should be no compromise. 448 bit high compression software or higher are a must. There are commercial companies that specialize in this type of software.
  • All items I have read have to deal with broadcast signals typically used for coverage to clients, either mobile or fixed CPE devices, has there been consideration for a very narrow focused signals for wireless back-hauling our towers so that we only have to run fiber to 1 or 2 spots? If we used a 10-degree antenna, can we achieve 100 tbps over 100 miles? The antenna is an isotropic radiator that broadcasts omni directional. You will still need some optical fiber and wireless optical devices for backend and backbone connection.
  • We will want to cut all calcs by thirds for this reason: re fingerprinting or RF triangulation. We will need at least 3 different signals to help the system accurately locate attached clients; this is a huge feature and is worth building it into the system, do you agree? Yes, I agree. We will be able to divide the channels in such a way to be able to use more than base stations to get a fix. We can use landmark areas like buildings and mountains to get a fix by skipping across the horizon or even using the crust of the earth (Plates) to get fixes of location. Each type of rock has a unique signature that can be used to reference and locate.
  • As I understand your document, you basically want to use a DNA -like helix structure for data compression, correct? Yes. This is the framework and geometry in nature that works well and can encode and decode without loss of data. Nature has given us a means to transpose signals without jeopardizing its strength.
  • Has anyone done any programming on this yet? Only on paper with algorithms to define the colony and cluster.
  • Obviously this is data-compression, allows us to send more data at the same time, due to the helix structure, we will need to compress and de-compress this helix upon receiving and sending in order to transverse the system, what type of processor, memory and delay will this cause? Any thoughts? We will need the best processor on the planet. Intel and others like them have prototype chips that just need a box to go in. Ex. 001010101,01010101= 1 in short 2 for 1.

4. Specifications and Performance

Here are some factoids from the paperwork.

  • The core of this proprietary technology exists of both GAIA3 (OFDM-based) and WORP (wireless outdoor routing protocol’).
  • Transmission speeds are up to 100 Tbps, but predicted ‘fixed’ performance is 10 Gbps, mobile performance 10 Mbps.
  • Antenna: THz radiation, using the 1-6 THz band (not regulated); MIMO; 100,000-1m Watts. VLF radiation 0-9 hertz to carry the embedded signal.
  • Shannon’s Theorem does not apply in the THz band because the hardware has changed to accommodate a higher more robust frequency band.
  • Worldwide coverage: 9 antennae (transmitters/stations, 50 ft diameter) and 27 towers (transceivers).
  • Antenna coverage area: up to 5.1m m^2.

5. Business Model and Current State of Affairs

Gaiacomm opts to be a B2B company, offering wholesale services to both existing operators and new entrants. They can outsource their network to Gaiacomm.
“This removes barriers to entry for marketing-focused organizations that want to enter the wireless market.”

Currently, Gaiacomm is seeking funding ($15m) “to construct a working prototype that not only can demo the technology but also enable Gaiacomm International to commence commercial operations on a limited scale to produce revenues.”

Fahdtel issued an RfP to Gaiacomm in August 2004 for a nationwide network in Kuwait. However, in the end they decided to go for 3G instead of 4G/Gaiacomm.

Frost & Sullivan award (Sep 2004).

Gaiacomm presented itself at the ‘4th Annual Terahertz System Conference’, May 15-16, 2006 in Washington, DC.

6. Obstacles

To be completely open about my take on this technology, I put together this list of potential obstables to testing, funding and validation – or even being taken seriously.

  • Will it work? How will it scale? How will it perform relative to GSM/LTE, CDMA/UMB and WiMAX?
  • Claiming 100 Tbps and being very secretive over one’s protocols smells like a scam – or of somebody trying to get rich quick. The claims are seemingly outrageous, even though real-life claims are more modest (10 Mbps for mobile). Comparisons with xG will not help. Jim DeGries unfortunately was turned off before taking a serious look.
  • Current wireless networks are deeply entrenched and the entire industry is working on evolutions toward 4G (GSM to LTE, CDMA to UMB). Other newcomers include WiMAX and xMax. Established players may want to prevent Gaiacomm from launching.
  • Demand for high-speed multimedia services is disappointing. (However, it may show quite some elasticity once prices come down.)
  • The theory is very difficult to understand from a physics point of view, involving quantum physics and a whole range of other theories.
  • Google, the Great Disruptor, could want to partner with Gaiacomm, but is too entrenched in the existing wireless business by now through various partnerships. The same goes for Yahoo!, Microsoft and Apple.
  • ‘Side effect’: weapon of mass destruction. “Selective ignition of atoms to create a controlled fusion explosion over a selected target (Compton Effect). Land based (thousands of kilometers from target) or orbited device. (Ref: Eastlund Patents, Tesla Patents).”
  • “Weapon of mass destruction: by understanding the dynamics of the atmosphere or we should say the basics of rf signals and the effects they have on molecules one can then understand how to manipulate them in such a way to create a fusion reaction by matching their resonant frequency then offset it with a power burst coupled by a slight phase shift of the signal generated which in plain terms will ignite the surrounding layer of atmosphere and incinerate everything within its path from 1000km to 600ft underground. To give the “source” code combination of this process will expose the trade secret of this technology and place many people at risk of someone using this technology to hold the world hostage. All is needed is one ISO antenna of N height, Power is P resonate coding is RSCI, oscillating frequency is nT+nHz, = FLSHB. The beauty of this technology is that you can ‘dial’ in a pre-selected region of an area and begin the process from a distance away or several thousands of miles. To verify this data see Dr. Bernard Eastland’s work on this in his patent from ARCO in 1985, (APTI). We were able to take his data and perfect it by understanding the principles applied.”
  • The company is in fact dormant, as Judah ben-Hur admitted.
  • It’s PR could use some tweaking. Perhaps people are even turned off by the CTO’s very name (Judah Ben-Hur), not to mention his postings on all sorts of forums and blogs.

7. Sources

Corporate web site
20 Business Applications That Will Benefit from Gaiacomm’s TeraHertz-Based Technology
Project Nemo
Request for funding to the FBI
Presentation (+ data sheets) to the ’4th Annual Terahertz System Conference, May 15-16, 2006 in Washington, DC. Topic: The Art of Global Wireless Communications’
4 sets of Q&A (July 24, 2007, August 3, 2007 and Sep 11, 2007 (2x))
Argument Shannon word file (August 3, 2007)
Answer to Kuwait RfP (Sep 5, 2007)
Conference call (July 26, 2007)
RFP from Kuwait (FahdTel, dated August 29, 2004)
The Art of Global Wireless Communications 2002 (dated Dec 2, 2002)
Nicholas Constantine Christofilos (not dated)
Terahertz Technology and the Sun (Sep 3, 2007)

Frost & Sullivan:
Frost & Sullivan Honors Gaiacomm International with 2004 Wi-Max Technology Innovation of the Year Award (September 22, 2004)
Movers and Shakers interview
xG Technology, Inc. Lauded for its Innovative, Long-range Broadband Technology (June 25, 2007)
Emerging Mobile Broadband Technologies Poised to Revolutionise the Wireless Industry (July 23, 2007)

History of radio
Invention of radio
Wardenclyffe Tower or Tesla Tower
Terahertz radiation
Project or Operation Argus
Shannon’s theorem
Double helix
William Gilbert
Michael Faraday
James Clerk Maxwell
Nikola Tesla
Nathan Stubblefield
Edward Leedskalnin
Coral Castle

My post on the performance of WiMAX and xMax, referring to Gaiacomm as ‘dormant’ (July 2, 2007)
Forum of (Jan-Feb 2007)
Wild Wireless at Wireless Facts and Fiction (Jim DeGries blog; July 23, 2007)
An Introduction to the Mysteries of Ground Radio (Gerry Vassilatos; not dated)
Operation Argus report (1982, 142 page pdf file)
Project Argus film clip on YouTube
The Coral Castle website
The Nathan Stubblefield website


Anonymous said...

Ok, so they are "out there".

15 million dollars to build a prototype ? US Government wastes more than that in Iraq in 1 hour.

Give them a chance - if they fail, so be it. If they succeed, AT&T is finished.

Anonymous said...

(not so good) real-life performance of WiMAX and xMax.

Where did you hear xMax is "not so good"?

Don´t tell me, another pro blogger.

Anonymous said...

Its about time someone wrote about gaiacomm and this judah ben-hur,,mad scientist. I have read everything on gaiacomm and judah ben-hur...the patriot..I think that the US government and the telecom industry better take this more serious than 911, because if this judah ben-hur does what he says, not only will he have a wireless system that outperforms all others and be bigger than google, he will also change the government of the USA to one that will be for the people...this american republic he speaks of. Kind of reminds me of Ben Franklin and other beginners of the USA. There is too much data that Tim has referenced for ben-hur to be wrong, and there is too much data on the internet about the american republic that ben-hur writes about.
I for one beleive judah ben-hur and his technology, I also say give him the MONEY...Oh yes i forgot, what about that fancy weapon system...Mr. Eastlund helped design from tesla and ben-hur perfected....a weapon like that in the hands of the american republic?
Gaiacomm international should get the funds it needs to finally prove that the claims are real, or run the risk of some rouge government taking ben-hur for them and his technology and using it on us all who did not believe him.

Tim Poulus did us all a service and did this work for us all. I did not beleive this gaiacomm a few years ago, but now the facts and statements are here for us all to understand. Ben-hur must be telling the truth to last so long and remain consistent with his ideas. I work for a branch of the government and have many friends within the telecom market, and they are quite aware of ben-hur and his gaiacomm. Its only a matter of time. Ben-Hur if you read this, you have allot of support from many of us around the world who wish you the best and know that you will prevail as the Mad Scientist who DID change the establishment! " The Greatest story NOW told"

Anonymous said...

A most interesting article I have read in a long time. Tim Poulus seems to have enough information to instigate a revolution in wireless communications. Only in America can someone do and be just that. The name Judah Ben-Hur, must have some significance. Tim did not ask why that name was chosen and why the many posts on the internet about the American republic, revolt in the united states, a technology based on creditable sources like tesla. After all if it were not for tesla and others we would not have much as we do today. I can understand some of the secrecy around this gaiacomm technology considering the lack of honest business leaders and politians, whom would either bury it, take it, or try to dismiss it thru propaganda outlets. This Judah ben-hur, in my opinion is a very dangerous man to those that are and have control. He has a vision thru Gaiacomm and the American Republic, his essays ring truth and that is dangerous. His far reaching technology is as if tesla has returned thru him, or in fact those scientists and others that are mentioned in Tim's article. Judah Ben-Hur is taking on the establishment, which is why MAD SCIENTIST is appropriate. Gaiacomm International's terahertz technology is the right way to go if we are to progress in technology, and this American republic is the right way to go if we stick to the rules. I am a European business person, with limited technical expertise, but I have technical resources who validated the claims of Gaiacomm, they only need the source code that is guarded by Gaiacomm executives to execute a working system. Why should we fund Gaiacomm? Because Judah Ben-Hur has the one answer we need to develop a new wireless system.

As for the politics of the American Republic, I think Ben-Hur will succeed with that vision for America with or without Gaiacomm.
As for the terahertz technology of Gaiacomm, someone will give them funds they need soon. The power brokers of the elite telecom companies are nervous about gaiacomm, because gaiacomm did not include them in the master plan, and there is no control over ben-hur.

What puzzles me is the fact that no government agency anywhere has stopped ben-hur from his internet campaign and his technology. This is why I believe that ben-hur has friends in high places that are using him to gain something in the geopolitical arena for themselves.

Tim Poulus did us all a service by compiling a comprehensive analysis of ben-hur and his technology and pointing the curious to the American Republic. This weapons system from Gaiacomm seems viable, who has jurisdiction over it, the US Government or the American Republic?

Mad Scientist or not, I vote for Gaiacomm and Judah Ben-Hur to win.

Anonymous said...

I am employed by a major telecom company. Gaiacomm International is spoken of very quietly among us, because of its technical potential. Technically, we thought that they were a con job, but we did some prelims on some tech claims and found them to check out, even better than Gaiacomm's predictions. Gaiacomm International will not get funded by anyone in the USA, or Europe. It will have to come from a sole source who wants to dominate the worldwide telecom market. The technology has merit, a prototype is not what the telecoms want, for that would be a nightmare. The Shannon paper by Gaiacomm International was a bold step in the right direction. Good luck, and be patient, it will come.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the last post. I to work in the industry (telecom) and have found that Gaiacomm International is softly spoken. Its too bad that a new technology like this has to be downplayed by those that have the authority. We to did some tests on our own time in our labs and found that some of the technical claims by Gaiacomm International do in fact prove out. We are amazed how this small company with little or no resources has managed to overcome these technical obstacles. We downloaded material from the internet and got access to the Terahertz Convention stuff last year. IEEE and others will be shocked and embarrassed when Gaiacomm International finally gets the funds it needs to build its prototype system. But not here in the USA, maybe some other country that has no alliance with the telecoms. Definitely in the future I see a Nobel Prize going to Gaiacomm International in Physics for this terahertz technology, and a shift to a reliable cheap wireless technology. I hope I am not too old to see all of this occur. I don't feel sorry for the telecoms, after all they could care less about making technical improvements. Gaiacomm International will one day be the Microsoft of telecom technology. Don't give up!

Alex said...

Tim, you should publish the IPs for those anonymous comments.

"The sun transmits energy to earth, and the earth filters out or absorbs the energy required to sustain an almost perfect bio-system."

No it doesn't; it reflects some of it and absorbs the rest based entirely on its albedo and the Stefan-Boltzmann equation. What, pray, is a "perfect" bio-system anyway? Biological systems don't contain value judgments like "perfection". And real scientists certainly don't make them.

I reported for Mobile Comms International on xG; this looks to me like the same sort of thing with an "environment!!" gloss on the spiel.

"Shannon’s Theorem does not apply in the THz band because the hardware has changed to accommodate a higher more robust frequency band."

I challenge anyone to explain what this means. Shannon information theory isn't restricted in application to RF; why would using a different freq get away from it? In fact, if that was possible, wouldn't we have noticed a difference in going from long wave AM radio up to 60GHz point-to-point microwave?

"Each type of rock has a unique signature that can be used to reference and locate."

Signature in what sense? What does this mean?

"Since data-bandwidth is directly related to signal strength, what bandwidth can be expected at 700-mile distance?

First we will need a processor more than 32bit to process the information received. Something like MIPS as an example. 100 or more gigabits per second at more than 700 SKA. That is contingent on the processor."

He's not answering the question. Bandwidth's relationship to Tx power, frequency, and range has nothing to do with 32 bit processors. And everything, mark, to do with Shannon information.

Anonymous said...

Would someone give Gaiacomm International the funds they need to finally prove once and for all if they are real or fake?
They have been around for years on the internet touting their 4G technology. I would like to see a prototype as would allot of other people. Maybe if we all donate $1.00 to Gaiacomm International, to help fund the program, they say 15 million...thats 15 million people from around the world. Thats not much. After all I buy more than 15 lotto tickets a month and for 6 years....

Anonymous said...

"Give Gaiacomm International a $ 1".

That's not a bad idea - I buy lottery tickets also - 4 per week for Florida USA lotto.

I called the company - they do have an account with PayPal. If anyone wants to do it, go to PayPal and send to

I agree with the previous poster - give them their 15 MM and see if they are full of it or the new age in telecom. What's a buck? Maybe 1/3 cost of a pack of cigarettes?

Best to you Gaiacomm.

Anonymous said...

Totally agree - big wireless companies aren't going to give us consumers anything except higher phone bills and lowsy service. They care more about their bonuses and raises. Little man in America has lost the corporate battle - hey we need a upstart like Gaiacomm to kick butt.

This Gaiacomm stuff makes sense - man if they are what they say they are, this IS "new age in telecom" like the previous poster said.

Just for the heck of it - why not send them a $1 --- bunch of folks out there might send $ 10. Crazy enough to work - I would love to see the looks on the bigshot exec faces of AT&T or Verizon or T-stupid-Mobile if Gaiacomm came out a year from now with their technology working. How many of these execs would be sending Gaiacomm their resumes ?

Anonymous said...

I have now done my due diligence on Gaiacomm International and Dr. Judah Ben-Hur, Judah Ben-Hur, Ambassador for the American Republic, and other titles of importance. My take on Gaiacomm International, is simply, "lets see the beef", but I forgot, they have no money. A reasonable offer to ask for donations from the world? No prototype?. Lets face it, their technical information is plausible if someone wishes to fund them. The exception is the weapons system they talk about. It could be done for the right price...and whoever owns that would rule the world from any location. Gaiacomm International needs funding, but no telecom or venture firm will take the risk to see if Gaiacomm is right, because if they are, that means a shift in wealth and technology. Maybe Iran and Syria could use this weapon against the USA, but then that brings on Judah Ben-Hur the Ambassador to the American Republic. I bet he is a Patriot, in favor of a New America, and would not sell out to those that wish least according to his voluminous essays on the New Republic. Technically his brief cryptic technical essays on the Gaiacomm technology makes sense, if only a prototype can be developed. I want the WMD from Gaiacomm, I could make millions selling that to many people. The terahertz technology, well time will tell. I hope they do collect the funds they need, and for the American Republic, that Ben-Hur has "balls of Titanium" to encourage change in the current US Government. You got to hand it to him, at least he is trying. He should consider running for President of the USA in 2012, if he keeps up this campaign. In short, the Gaiacomm technology can work with the right amount of funds, the American Republic, well that is up the people not the Congress or the Senate.

Anonymous said...

have retired from Military Service and Government service, and have found Gaiacomm International and Dr. Judah Ben-Hur a growing legend in America. I believe that Dr. Ben-Hur and his technology has merit, the one fact of his continued survival in the field is impressive. He has been hit from all sides and yet he is still resilient. His perseverance has outlasted many and impressed even more. The technology he writes about could in fact change the military position of our country to one of supreme control of the entire planet. The terahertz technology has tremendous potential as a communications system and weapons system of extreme accuracy. The Military and others are aware of Gaiacomm International and its potential technology as they are aware of Dr. Ben-Hur's political position. I remember some briefs on Gaiacomm and Dr. Ben-Hur during my final years in service. Some dismissed it as claims of fiction, while others have taken all of this very seriously. The accuracy and consistency of Dr. Ben-Hur's technical claims have already been proven by government labs in the past. What puzzle's and alarms many, is the fact that one person was able to put all of this together without any help from public, private or other funds. The fact that Dr. Ben-Hur has openly expressed his discontent with the current US Administration without fear is simply a rare trait in this current environment. As a former military commander, I would be honored to serve under or instruct Dr. Ben-Hur, because of his loyal and direct nature. He gives me hope that a change is coming to our great country of America. President Bush should listen to Dr. Ben-Hur before he leaves office, he just might ad some insight. Various government and private agencies are now stepping up their intelligence gathering on Dr. Ben-Hur, Gaiacomm International and its terahertz technology.
Tim Poulus's article shed a different light on Gaiacomm International and brought attention to the adventures of a Dr. Judah Ben-Hur and his destiny. In the film Ben-Hur, Ben-Hur eventually win's the chariot race!

Anonymous said...

I believe that Nicola Tesla was right, and Dr. Judah Ben-Hur was able to decipher the cryptic lab notes. I believe that James Clerk Maxwell was right with his math models and statements on electromagnetic principles and Dr Ben-Hur was able to interpret them. I believe that Nathan Stubblefield, Edward Leedskalin, Michael Faraday and others all contributed to science and that Dr. Ben-Hur again was able to interrupt and understand the laws of Physics as they apply to science. I believe that Dr. Ben-Hur has designed a new wireless telecommunication system using those principles of Physics that only a few are aware, and only comes around once a century. I believe that Dr. Judah Ben-Hur will someday if not sooner change the world even if it is just one small step towards the truth. I believe that God has a hand on Dr. Judah Ben-Hur.
God Bless America!

Anonymous said...

Did anyone contribute to Gaiacomm ? If they can't get funding in the US, maybe they should tell the American people to drop and sell their technology to a foreign country. What if it turned out that a weapon of mass destruction could be made with it ? The US government would be red-faced then - serves them right - bastards.

Anonymous said...

I know of many important men of science, but now I must ad one more name to my list, and that is Dr. Judah Ben-Hur, quite an odd character, that reminds me of Nicola Tesla. It would seem that Tesla must have been correct with his statement of "the present is theirs, but the future is mine". The importance of Tesla's work has been mastered by Judah Ben-Hur. By the way, I remember meeting him at the first International Tesla Convention in Colorado Springs, 1986. I believe he called himself by another name. I remember this because he made such grandiose statements of facts, and he had such a crowd of people around him, like a performance on stage. His ideas seemed farfetched, but made sense even at that time.
I think that Nicola Tesla is back thru Dr. Judah Ben-Hur. I also did some due diligence and found that their was a company called Tesla Electric Co in Laguna Niguel, Ca. at about the same time of the Tesla's Convention of 1986. Seems quite interesting. The Government has known of Judah Ben-Hur for some time, thus the statement" Americas best kept secret". (20 years) government agencies have known of Dr.Judah Ben-Hur.
I wonder what Dr. Judah Ben-Hur is up to now, especially after this article by Tim Poulus. When and where will he strike, like lightening!

Anonymous said...

this is absolutely amazing I am going to paypal $5000 immediately. I can't wait to see this amazing invention. Only one year.. I am stumbling over to transfer money!! I have been waiting to get high speed wireless to download all the porn movies as I can and quickly.. wooo hooo.... yeahh right.. kiss my ass fraudster!! xG is a big fraud too..

Anonymous said...

Since no forward thinking business, private or government wishes to fund Gaiacomm International in the USA, it would seem fair game for the "prize".
Iran, Syria, North Korea, Russia, China, Venezuela, Cuba, and other Nations that wish for a new technology...and the Ultimate Weapon of Mass Destruction, may influence Gaiacomm International to leave the USA and go to another country and build the Germany and the USA during the last great war. Seems fitting for those that hate Israel, etc. to finally get one up on the rest, and snub the nose at the USA and others.
I wonder if they would use the Gaiacomm International technology on others like Hiroshima.... The terrorist groups around the world should be afraid of this technology and what it can do if released. What is quite interesting is the fact that Dr. Judah Ben-Hur's alter persona is connected with this American Republic Government, that claims it will replace the current US government. Maybe the terrorist groups, and the Bilderbergs didn't see this coming. Sometimes God finds a person that we least expect to help us all change our course. And when God is involved, Man has no Power to stop it ever!

Anonymous said...

To the poster who claimed Gaiacomm are talked about quietly in the telecom industry...I say BS! They're hardly talked about at all, and when they are, they're derided as crackpots. Loudly.

I sat in on a briefing from them once. Ben Hur is probably certifiably insane. Nothing he says makes any sense. The entire company's a scam, and Hur is just a big loony.

Anonymous said...

Words of a wise person. Ben-Hur makes no sense, that is good. And the fact that he is insane, is even better. That said, he must be telling the truth.

Anonymous said...

If Gaiacomm is a bunch of whirlybirds who are insane, then GIVE the technology to al-Quaeda.
If they are telling the truth, the US will be the first to know !!! If they are liars, then no big deal.

Anonymous said...

Gaiacomm International will build and deploy the 4G Terahertz system, and the Weapon System that incinerates large areas of land. Rumor has it that they are secretly working to finish these tasks. Rumor has it that another government/private enterprise is funding it with hopes of using it to make money and to scare those that have nuclear weapons...just think that subs can use the Gaiacomm technology and remain silent...and float right up to your door...some new radar fix that scrambles...using terahertz/low frq. ..and the radio jamming is even better...(NORAD) can be fooled into thinking something else...who needs bio weapons, etc when you have this Gaiacomm technology! Dr. Judah Ben-Hur does not seem to be fiction or even science fiction, but rather yet another blunder from our US Goverment and others who dismiss this all as fantasy....too much out there to be taken as a foolish prank. If I were a betting person, I would put my money on Dr. Ben-Hur and his Gaiacomnm dream. CIA/NSA/FBI and other Dark Programs are aware of this, but again they are waiting for Dr. Ben-Hur's next move...according to his posts (American Republic)it seems that 2012 or sooner is the time...

Anonymous said...

Gaiacomm is, by admission, a company with a technology which will re-invent wireless application development. IT IS DISRUPTIVE !

The current "major providers" like AT&T, Verizon, and the like have no intention to bring new technology to market. They have saddled the consumer with their 2.5 G and alleged 3G technology, and will not upgrade until they have recovered vast billions squandered in the process. And squander they have.

Gaiacomm International has a disruptive technology that will takeover wireless day 1 of its full production operation - there are funding hurdles to climb, and once we have that under wrap, then the days of competition are limited. Our competition will either join us or face quick obsolescence.

We openly seek any serious person or group that is willing to risk up to $15 MM to stake a claim with the wireless company of the future in developing a working prototype. With a working prototype in hand, Gaiacomm will have no problem signing multi-million dollar development projects - worldwide !

For serious individuals, investor groups, and organizations, send your contact information to the attention of Dan Thomas, COO/Director, at "" or to Dr. Judah Ben-Hur at "". Be certain to include your telephone number or other contact means.

Best regards,
Dan Thomas, COO/Director

Anonymous said...

An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents: it rarely happens that Saul becomes Paul. What does happen is that its opponents gradually die out, and that the growing generation is familiarised with the ideas from the beginning.
(New York 1949). Max Plank

Anonymous said...

LOL at the obvious shill comments. I better wire them $10,000 riht away.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Judah Ben-Hur, Ambassador to The American Republic, never give up!

Anonymous said...

Gaiacomm doesn't go away. Sell technology to the President ( of IRAN ) and then see the President ( of the US ) learn to kiss another President's backside.

Maybe this is what America needs - a weapon of mass destruction in the hands of al-Quaeda & Osama bin Laden. How would America feel to be getting 100,000 body bags with charred remains of US Soldiers ? How would our excuse of a President justify THAT to the people ? He knows about Gaiacomm and has turned a deaf ear.

Maybe Hiliary Clinton can straighten out this mess.

Anonymous said...

Its time for the Gaiacomm Technology to be released to all countries that wish to have a weapon and a telecom system. What a way to defend against the USA and others, now everyone will have a gaiacomm weapon of mass destruction..and a 4G wireless system. Now what will the UN do then? I wish someone would finally prove or disprove these Gaiacomm rants for these many years. I hope that Iran or Syria does not test the gaiacomm system technology....

Anonymous said...

Shill or not, I for one believe Dr. Judah Ben-Hur and his claims of the terahertz Gaiacomm technology. They will get funds they need, its like this thru history when a new idea is breaking thru the ground of ignorance. I appreciate Judah's perserverance, which indicates to me some truth in his statements.
We need a new technology not controlled by ATT, etc. We need a crazy guy like Judah who seems to only care about others and not himself, like his American Republic "IDEA" Iraq and others needs help, America Needs help, and Judah just might be the one that can stir the hearts of men and women around the world!

Anonymous said...

Gaiacomm re-extends its requests for a visionary funding source to step up and stake in claim in revolutionizing the communications arena ... Gaiacomm may indeed be the last frontier in global wireless communications.

We are confident that our approach & technology is considered threatening by the large companies - they have NO new technology to offer and their only defense is to thwart attempts by Gaiacomm to get funding & build a working prototype. Once that happens, Gaiacomm controls the US Communications market. AT&T and the likes may be finished as dominating powers in telecommunications.

I am open to hear from interested parties - US or non-US - who decided to become visionary.

Dan Thomas
interim COO

Anonymous said...

Wasn't it Dirac who described things that are so hopeless hosed up; theories so badly mangled and ill described; ludicrous hypotheses that don't make sense, as "not even wrong"?

That's what this is? Blah blah, double-helix, blah, Shannon. These guys are pretty good at pulling the wool over the eyes of naive VC folks. In terms of science? Not so much.

Anonymous said...

Judah Ben Hur for President, 2012!From the American Republic!

Anonymous said...

At least Dr. Ben-Hur is trying to do something, as others are still lying to each other. I hope he does run for President as silly as it sounds, at least WE will have a clear shot of the Truth!

Anonymous said...

Gaiacomm International to develop Defeat IED technology

Gaiacomm International will develop Counter (defeat) IED technology for the US Military to be used in Iraq and Afghanistan. This technology is currently classified because of its accurate nature of detection. When deployed it will be able to detect and disable any device in the ground, on person, inside vehicle or building within a determined range, also classified. Soldiers are dying thus, the emphasis on accurate detection. Other technologies currently in the field simply do not operate as planned, thus the need for Gaiacomm's technology.

Anonymous said...

WHy has the US Government not actively rallied around Gaiacomm ?

If this technology had a wing & a prayer of being able to detect IED-s, maybe some US Soldiers would live instead of being killed. US won't know until Gaiacomm has a chance to prove its product. Others that obviously don't work and have seen dead soldiers get BILLIONS.

Maybe the US Government doesn't really care about the lives of US Soldiers. I haven't seen George Bush walking the streets of Bagdad with an M-16. Isn't he the "leader" ?

Give Gaiacomm a few million & see what they can do - if they are a fraud, put them in prison.

Anonymous said...

I have been following this Judah Ben Hur and Gaiacomm history, and I find it very impressive. A lone person that can post commentary about freedom respect for others, and the advancement of technology without borders. This man is quite remarkable. The government and some business leaders are nervous that this little man will insight the general public and start a movement towards the goals set out in Judah's many writings and his Gaiacomm technology. Tesla left the right info for this young man to pick and use as his torch in one hand and freedom in the other.

I am looking forward to the day that this american republic comes back from the dead, and i hope that gaiacomm gets its money to bring forward to us all a technology that will help us grow as a nation.

Tim Poulus should strongly consider making a documentary film on Judah Ben Hur, his Gaiacomm and American Republic adventure. I would like to understand his entire story.

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