I have found a way to explain the physics of warp drive, and the engineering, very simply without any conflict of back and forth due to relativity. I can take a direct path.
Bob Lazar provides the Key. Time slows down closer to gravity, as a general rule. ... So if a gravity engine projects a beam of gravity in front of it, which pulls it along .... well, the interesting thing that Lazar discovered was that in that gravity beam time stood still, and anything in it was frozen in time. But a gravity engine generating a beam of gravity pulls itself along, through that space in front, which is of stillness. zero time. Let me quote:
"Just think! If a gravity beam projects in front of the ship, and yet that projection also creates space to move into the ship, pulling the ship along, then that is quite the paradox! That projection in a beam of stillness is filled with the motion of the ship. As the ship travels into the future (forward), it moves through time in a much different way. It moves into the next space of still time, and then the space after, and the space after, each moment the same second as the past moment. It can always be known that the space in front of the ship is the SAME moment as it has always been while the ship moves.
It means the ship moves through space in the same moment of time, so it does not take time to move through space.
That is a very beautiful way to see it, without the harshness of calculation to take away from the appreciation of what it is. "
That is making use of time slowing down via gravity, to travel through space without it taking time to travel; or rather by taking very little time at all to travel a great distance.
The other aspect is gravity CANCELLATION, which has an opposite effect by speeding up time. As the gravity engine pulls a ship along, the gravity engine suffers the same fate that Special Relativity explains to us, that the faster something travels nearing light speed, the more mass it generates, thus the slower in time it actually goes.
A field generator like a donut or ring around the engine though makes it work by using co-counter rotating forces. A proton stream spinning clockwise and a proton stream spinning counterclockwise simultaneously is the mechanism.
As a single proton accelerates to the speed of light in a ring, then it builds up mass and it creates gravity. That ring becomes a gravity source. At the center is a portal of very rapid time though. Gravity is a wave. By counter-rotating clockwise and counterclockwise proton streams, those wave forms are directly 180 degrees out of phase, meaning it cancels the gravity force altogether; the ring floats, and it speeds up time, rather than slowing down time. Gravity slows down time as something gets close. Cancelling gravity is the opposite and speeds up time.
So with a ring around the gravity engine (the engine has to be offset a little and not directly in the center), then that allows the engine itself to be in a faster time flow so that the engine itself can move at light speed and the mass it generates is redirected to the outer ring where that mass is brought to a "zero" (cancellation of Inertial Force), allowing it to move through space at light speed without IT slowing down in time, moving the whole ship along to a distant star in the space of a single moment!
I have to make a design modification to accommodate the place of pure light space (zero point) at the center, though. Not only will that create a tremendous energy output (zero point = point of infinity), but also no moving parts can be there in that center space I'm thinking something like the Central Accumulator in the OTC-X1. The center is hollow for that reason and that reason alone! .......
Hmmm. Should be simple enough to change the design a bit. I'm gonna save that for my book!
It CAN be done!
I feel generally sticking to the magneto-electrostatic engineering using coils in the outer ring and having it ported (vents that open and close per rotation) for the air flow, directed into channels as described on the warp drive engineering page, it would work as a basic Warp Drive. It won't obtain the stellar speeds that accelerating protons to light speed would obtain, but it would create faster time at the intersection above the Central Accumulator and Vertical Core, speeding up the engine, creating more of a gravity pull and that dramatically increased frequency should eventually cap off at a speed due to the resistance generated from an electromagnetic field to the moving parts. It creates a "temporal offset" along the top of the Central Accumulator versus the bottom -- a relative monopole.
With proton acceleration, a build-up of mass creates a gravitational force, and with equal attraction in the center would be a gravity cancellation mechanism increasing time speed in the center; but with co-counter rotation simultaneously, it does not mean time slows down in the center. As mass drops to zero, time speeds up. What it does is opens up a portal of simultaneous time -- lightspace, in a unity mechanism, pulling open space in containment -- rather than dealing with paradoxical forces of speeding up or slowing down time.
The Central Accumulator (the big round thing in the center of the X-1 engine) represents two vortex flows moving through each other, opening light-space in the center (see the Baumgartner file on the home page). However at the top point of the Central Accumulator we have an intersection of two cone tips, not passing through each other. Either way, in both cases, there is a "point of nothingness" (inside the Central Accumulator, or at the intersection of two cone tips above the Central Accumulator) where two intersect at one-ness.
As long as mass doesn't drop all the way to zero, there can be moving parts in the center at the intersection of the two cone-tips (that system in motion). The cone tip though does not directly touch the tip of the central accumulator, but is offset to create motion, and there must be a type of connection point that connects the vertical core, and allows the vertical core to lift off of the central accumulator transmission, stopping the vertical core's motion.
I realize this is highly technical without pictures; I have a LOT of pictures in my book, which has slowed the publication process down tremendously.
An outer ring that accelerates protons to light speed however, may not be able to use such a configuration BUT ..... In a quantum field of zero energy (infinite potential for energy; light-space), all things can happen at once. The most logical thing that can happen WILL happen, transmitted through light space. So if it is supposed to work a certain way, it should work that way; even if the intersection would be outside spacetime (or within; Inner Universe), there will be entanglement through dimensions.
It's like a Joe Cell in that manner, where there is a quantum probability field generated (or opened up), then electrical timing will work in the one way it is supposed to work, because it wouldn't work in a way it's not designed to work.
So that's pretty much it in a nutshell. It's a place to start. There are still unknowns involved, but if the OTC-X1 design at its highest speed can disappear altogether as Tesla has claimed in obscure notes, then it's good enough. A design shift using light-speed proton acceleration in an outer ring would require the vertical core to be raised above the ring, and a larger central accumulator containment (to fit the size of the ring). I don't think it would hurt to add further acceleration within the outer ring (in parallel with the OTC-X1 accretion disk), using an accelerator within an accelerator in the same plane. There could be an issue mixing technologies, no telling where the ship would end up. Don't want a repeat of the Philadelphia experiment. Such a mixing would REQUIRE a vertical core so to not lose the ship or the pilots.
The LAU-X3 is adaptable and versatile enough to experiment with various flight modes and engineering aspects. I gotta find a stopping point somewhere, I guess this is that point.