In the video presentation above, Ron Hatch mentioned that he was submitting a paper entitled "Gravitational Clocks and Apparent Relativity."
I got curious if it was published and here it is:
Author: Hatch, Ronald R.
Source: Physics Essays, Volume 26, Number 2, June 2013, pp. 159-173(15)
Publisher: Physics Essays Publication
As was shown in a prior paper [R. R. Hatch, Phys. Essays 23, 540 (2010)], the conservation of momentum together with the increase of inertial mass with velocity requires that the orbit of a spacecraft around the earth be contracted in the along-velocity direction of the earth's orbit around the sun. This length contraction effect combined with the effects of speed upon the clock rate results in an apparent Lorentz transformation between the earth's frame and the solar barycentric frame. However, the conservation of energy requires that some additional forces be present which were not addressed in that paper. In the current paper, the forces are included in the analysis. Gravitomagnetic (referred to herein as kinetic) forces are developed which are consistent with both energy and momentum conservation. It is shown that these forces are consistent with a length contracted orbit, which because of anisotropic light velocity appears as a circular orbit whose orbital frequency is decreased just as the frequency of electromagnetic radiation is decreased with the velocity of emitting atoms. The kinetic force effects are considered in two orthogonal planes, in the plane normal to the earth's orbital velocity and in a plane containing earth's orbital velocity. The application to an arbitrary orbital plane is simply the sine/cosine combination of the two planes.
Keywords: General Relativity; Gravitational Force; Gravitomagnetic Force; Kinetic Force; Lorentz Transformation; Selleri Transformation; Special Relativity
Document Type: Research Article
- "Perhaps you've already heard that GPS, by the very fact that it WORKS, confirms Einstein's relativity; also that Black Holes must be real. But these are little more than popular fictions, according to the distinguished GPS expert Ron Hatch. Here Ron describes GPS data that refute fundamental tenets of both the Special and General Relativity theories. The same experimental data, he notes, suggests an absolute frame with only an appearance of relativity.
Ron has worked with satellite navigation and positioning for 50 years, having demonstrated the Navy's TRANSIT System at the 1962 Seattle World's Fair. He is well known for innovations in high-accuracy applications of the GPS system including the development of the "Hatch Filter" which is used in most GPS receivers. He has obtained over two dozen patents related to GPS positioning and is currently a member of the U.S National PNT (Positioning Navigation and Timing) Advisory Board. He is employed in advanced engineering at John Deere's Intelligent Systems Group."