Publications

The following is a list of publications that Kelvin F.Long has contributed to.

 

Books

  1. "The Stars in our Times: Interstellar Musings and Other Thoughtful Essays", author, 2017.
  2. "God's Voice: here there and everywhere, One man's hitchhiker's guide to life", Editor, by Kevin John Long, lulu.com, 2015. <See here>.
  3. "Beyond the Boundary: Exploring the Science & Culture of Interstellar Spaceflight", Editor, Initiative for Interstellar Studies publication, 2014. <See here>
  4. "Visionary: A Science Fiction Anthology in the Spirit of the British Interplanetary Society", contributor, Edited by Terence J.Henley, A British Interplanetary Society publication, 2013. <See here>.
  5. "Arthur C Clarke: A Life Remembered", co-editor with Fred Clarke, Mark Stewart and Robert Godwin, also a contributor, Apogee Prime, 2013. <See here>.
  6. "Starship Century: Towards the Grandest Horizon", art work contributor, Edited by James and Gregory Benford, Lucky Bat Books, 2013.
  7. "Deep Space Propulsion: A Roadmap to Interstellar Flight", author, Springer, 2012. <See here>.
  8. "Project Daedalus: Demonstrating the Engineering Feasibility of Interstellar Travel", co-Editor with Pat Galea, A British Interplanetary Society publication, 2011. <See here>.

 

Technical Papers

  1. "Unstable Equilibrium Hypothesis: A Consideration of Ultra-Relativistic and Faster than Light Interstellar Spaceflight", Technical Note, JBIS, 69, 2/3, February/March 2016. <Read here>
  2. "An Examination of Shock Assisted Ignition Inertial Confinement Fusion via Hot Electron Conduction Transport and Vlasov-Focker-Planck Modelling of Laser Plasma Interactions", Doctoral Dissertation for the University of Warwick, under submission.
  3. "Project Icarus: Specific Power for Interstellar Missions Using Inertial Confinement Fusion Propulsion", JBIS, 69, 5, May 2016. <Read here>
  4. ""Project Icarus: Development of Fusion Based Space Propulsion for Interstellar Missions", JBIS, 69, 2016.
  5. "Is the Concept of (Stapledon) Universal Mentality Credible?", Axiom, The Journal of the Initiative for Interstellar Studies, Volume 2, Issue 3, April 2016.
  6. "Initial Considerations for the Interstellar (Andromeda) Probe: A Three Day Study", i4is Andromeda Probe Team, Lead author with Andreas Hein, March 2016.
  7. "Starship Engineering: Foundation Topics for Interstellar Space Exploration", Kelvin F.Long & Rob Swinney, Technical Monograph, A publication of the Initiative for Interstellar Studies, lulu.com, 2015.
  8. "The Invention of the Starship and Revisiting Tsiolkovsky", Axiom, The Journal of the Initiative for Interstellar Studies, Volume 1, Issue 1, Aug 2015.

  9. "Starship Congress 2013 Proceedings of the General Assembly", contributor, edited by Anu Bowman, Proceedings of the Icarus Interstellar 1st Starship Congress Special Panel Session, JBIS, 68, 1/2, pp.48-64, Jan/Feb 2015. <Read here>

  10. "The Road Before the Stars: Interstellar Precursor Missions", Chapter Contribution to i4is book 'Beyond the Boundary: Exploring the Science & Culture of Interstellar Spaceflight', Dec 2014.

  11. "Project BAIR: The Black Hole Augmented Interstellar Rocket", International Space University Msc Report with i4is, lead author Andrew Alexander with Chris Welch, Apr 2014.

  12. "Project Sentinel", International Space University Msc Report with i4is, lead author Sissi Enestam with Chris Welch, Apr 2014.

  13. "Project Icarus: Starship Resolution Sub-Team Concept Design Report", (co-authors Richard Osborne and Pat Galea), Internal Project Icarus Study report, Oct 2013. <Read here>
  14. "Jude: Solar Sailing A Low Mass Payload to Alpha Centauri-B", International Space University Msc Report with i4is, lead author James Harpur with Chris Welch, Apri 2013. Presented at 2014 IAC Toronto, Canada.
  15. "Institute for Interstellar Studies, Preliminary Planning Document & Six Month Progress Review Report", Internal i4is Paper, 31st Jan 2013.
  16. "Technologies to Enable Near-Term Interstellar Precursor Missions", International Academy of Astronautics Study, Final Report of Study Group III.10 to Commission III (co-authors C.Bruno, D.Simone, G.Genta, G.Vulpetti, L.Johnson, G.Matloff et al), 2012.
  17. "Project Icarus: Exploring the Interstellar Roadmap Using the Icarus Pathfinder Probe & Icarus Starfinder Probe Concepts", (co-authors Rob Swinney, Andreas Hein, Pat Galea, A.Mann, A.Crowl, R.Obousy, Andreas Tziolas), JBIS, 65, 7/8, pp.244-254, Jul/Aug 2012. <Read here>
  18. "The Enzmann Starship: History & Engineering Appraisal", (Co-authors Adam Crowl & Richard Obousy), JBIS, 65, 6, p.185-199, Jun 2012. <Read here>
  19. "Project Icarus: Nuclear Fusion Space Propulsion & The Icarus Leviathan Concept", (co-authors A.Crowl, A.Tziolas, R.Freeland), Space Chronicle, 65, 1, 2012. <Read here>
  20. "Project Icarus: Progress Report on Technical Developments & Design Considerations", JBIS, 64, 11/12, pp.358-371, Nov/Dec 2011 (Co-Authors R.K.Obousy, A.C.Tziolas, P.Galea, A.Crowl, I.A.Crawford, R.Swinney, A.Hein, R.Osborne, P.Reiss).
  21. "Project Icarus: Development of Fusion Based Space Propulsion for Interstellar Missions", (co-authors R.K.Obousy, A.Crowl, M.Stanic, J.French, A.Tziolas), Submitted to Proceedings 7th IAA Symposium on Realistic Near-Term Advanced Scientific Space Missions, Aosta, Italy, Jul 11-14, 2011. <Read here>
  22. "Interstellar Institute for Aerospace Research: A Concept Proposal", JBIS, 64, 5, p.166-172, May 2011. <Read here>
  23. "The Interstellar Institute for Aerospace Research", A Personal Response to DARPA-SN-11-41 RFI – 100 Year Starship Study, 7th Jun, 2011. <Read here>
  24. "The Interstellar Roadmap: Planning Ahead", (with co-authors A.Crowl, R.Osborne, A.Hein, A.Tziolas, A.Mann), 2011. <Read here>
  25. "Project Icarus: The First Unmanned Interstellar Mission, Robotic Expansion & Technological Growth", JBIS, 64, 4, pp.107-115, Apr 2011. <Read here>
  26. "Project Icarus: Specific Power for Interstellar Missions Using Inertial Confinement Fusion Propulsion", Project Icarus Internal Report Design Phase 4.0, BIS/Icarus Interstellar, 2011.
  27. "A Brief Consideration of Shock Ignition for the Main Engine Energy Generation Mechanism", Project Icarus Internal Report Design Phase 3.0, BIS/Icarus Interstellar, May 2011.
  28. "Concept Design Considerations for Fuel and Fuel Acquisition", Project Icarus Internal Report Design Phase 3.0, BIS/Icarus Interstellar, May 2011.
  29. "Project Icarus: Exploring the Interstellar Roadmap Using the Icarus Pathfinder Probe and Icarus Starfinder Probe Concepts", Project Icarus Internal Report Design Phase 3.0, BIS/Icarus Interstellar, May 2011.
  30. "Project Icarus: Preliminary Calculations for the Transmission of an Optical Laser Signal Through the Daedalus Engine Exhaust Plume", Project Icarus Internal Report Design Phase 3.0, BIS/Icarus Interstellar, May 2011.
  31. "Project Icarus: Some Initial Considerations for Payload Options for the Icarus Mission", Project Icarus Internal Report Design Phase 3.0, BIS/Icarus Interstellar, May 2011.
  32. "Project Icarus: Use of Medusa Sail for the Icarus Mission", Project Icarus Internal Report Design Phase 3.0, BIS/Icarus Interstellar, May 2011.
  33. "Project Icarus: Initial Considerations for Qualifying the Icarus Design Solution", Project Icarus Internal Report Design Phase 3.0, BIS/Icarus Interstellar, May 2011.
  34. "Project Icarus: Initial Considerations for (pre-design) Vehicle Configuration Layout Options", with Co-authors A.Mann, A.Crowl, J.French, A.Hein, P.Reiss, R.Swinney, A.Tziolas, Project Icarus Internal Report Design Phase 3.0, BIS/Icarus Interstellar, May 2011.
  35. "Project Icarus: Optimisation of Nuclear Fusion Propulsion for Interstellar Missions", (Co-authors Richard Obousy & Andreas Hein), Acta Astronautica, 68, pp.1820-1829, 2011. <Read here>
  36. "Project Icarus: The Origins & Aims of the Study", (co-authors R.Obousy and A.Tziolas), JBIS, 64, 3, pp.88-91, Mar 2011. <Read here>
  37. "Project Icarus: Son of Daedalus – Flying Closer to Another Star – A Technical Update and Programme Review", (co-authors Rob Swinney and Pat Galea), 64, No. 1/2, pp.17-23, Jan/Feb 2011.
  38. "Project Icarus: Exploring the Interstellar Roadmap Using the Icarus Pathfinder and Icarus Starfinder Probe - A Level One (Concept Builder) Trade Study Report", (with co-authors P.Galea, R.Swinney, A.Hein, A.Mann, M.Millis), October 2010. <Read here
  39. "Project Icarus: Son of Daedalus - Flying Closer to Another Stars - A Technical Update and Programme Review", 61st International Astronautical Congress, Prague, Cz, 2010, (with co-authors R.Swinney and P.Galea), <Read here>
  40. "Project Icarus: Project Programme Document (PPD) Overview Project Plan Covering Period 2009 – 2014, Incorporating Major Task Plan for Phase III concept Design Covering Period May 2010 – April 2011", (Co-author Richard Obousy), Internal Project Management Document, 12 May 2010. <Read here>
  41. "Project Icarus: Foundation Building, Personal Considerations To Inform the Conceptual Design Phase", Internal Project Management Document, 10 Jan 2010.
  42. "Project Icarus: Son of Daedalus – Flying Closer to Another Star", JBIS (Co-authors Richard Obousy, Martyn Fogg, Andreas Tziolas, Richard Osborne, Andy Presby, Adrian Mann), JBIS, 62, No.11/12, pp.403-414, Nov/Dec 2009. <Read here>
  43. "Project Icarus: Terms of Reference Document", Internal Project Icarus Document, BIS/Icarus Interstellar, Nov 2009.
  44. "Fusion, Antimatter & the Space Drive: Charting A Path to the Stars", JBIS, 62, 3, pp.89-98, Mar 2009, Presented, 59th IAC Final Highlight Lecture, Oct 2009. <Read here>
  45. "The Status of the Warp Drive", JBIS, 61, 9, pp.347-352, Sep 2008. <Read here>
  46. "Britains Future Role in Space Exploration", A Personal Viewpoint, Submitted to UK Government Review on future of Space Exploration, January 2007. <Read here>
  47. "The Primordial Black Hole Criticality of The Universe", JBIS, 59, pp.146-152, May 2006. <Read here>
  48. "Non Linear Matching of Black Hole Manifolds to de Sitter Space", Submitted to Classical & Quantum Gravity, Journal of the Institute of Physics, 28 Apr 2006 (paper was not accepted for publication). <Read here>.
  49. "Black Holes, Worm Holes & the Development of a Dynamic Warp Drive Metric", JBIS, Vol.58, No.5/6, pp146-154, May/Jun 2005. <Read here>
  50. "Mathematical Models of the Solar Wind", Msc Thesis report, Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London, 2002 (Supervisor Professor Steve Schwartz). <Read here>
  51. "Thermal Protection Systems for Re-entry", BEng Thesis report, Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London, 2000 (Supervisor Dr Graham Dorrington).
  52. Over 50 technical scientific publications with the UK Ministry of Defence, all confidential.

Popular Articles

  1. "Star Ark: A Living Self-Sustaining Spaceship", (book review), Principium 16, Magazine of the i4is, February 2017.
  2. "Ad Astra Project Starshot", Principium, Issue 16, Magazine of the i4is, February 2017.
  3. "How to Design A Starship in Three Days, The Incredible Story of the i4is Andromeda Probe Study: A Femto-Spacecraft to Proxima Centuri", Principium, Issue 15, Magazine of the i4is, co-authored with Andreas Hein, November 2016.
  4. "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage", Principium, Issue 14, Magazine of the i4is, August 2016.
  5. "Starship Engineer", with Rob Swinney, Principium, Issue 14, Magazine of the i4is, August 2016.
  6. "i4is Goes Stratospheric", Principium, Issue 10, Magazine of the i4is, Aug 2015.
  7. "Wormholes Come to London, Part 2", Principium, Issue 10, Magazine of the i4is, Aug 2015.
  8. "Wormholes Come to London, Part 1", Principium, Issue 9, Magazine of the i4is, May 2015.
  9. "Doing our Bit", Voices, Volume 1, A Publication of i4is, Jun 2014.
  10. "Project Dragonfly", Principium Issue 6, The Magazine of i4is, co-authored with Rob Swinney, Aug 2013.
  11. "The Philosophy of the Starship", Principium Issue 6, The Magazine of i4is, co-authored with Rob Swinney, Aug 2013.
  12. "i4is Twelve Months on: What have we Accomplished?", Principium Issue 6, The Magazine of i4is, Aug 2013.
  13. "Why an Institute Now?", Principium Issue 6, The Magazine of i4is, Aug 2013.
  14. "Olaf Stapledon: Finest of the First Men", Spaceflight Magazine, pp.72-73, Feb 2012.
  15. "Time for the Stars – The 100 Year Starship Symposium", Spaceflight Magazine, 54, 1, pp.20-21, Jan 2012.
  16. "Brave New Future Worlds – Futuristic Journeys to Distant Stars", Spaceflight Magazine, 53, 11, pp.428-432, Nov 2011 (co-Authors P.Galea & A.Mann). <Read here>
  17. "Dream Makers of the Future", Spaceflight magazine, 53, 10, pp.404-405, Oct 2011. <Read here>
  18. "Starships of the Future – The Challenge of Interstellar Flight", Spaceflight magazine, 53, 4, pp.140-144, Apr 2011 (Co-author Richard Obousy). <Read here>
  19. "Breaking the Interstellar Distance Barrier, Faster Than Light & A Theoretical Proposal for Interstellar Travel", Warp Drive, Spaceflight magazine, 50, 4, pp.144-149, 2008. <Read here>
  20. "Warp Drive Spacetime", Spaceflight Magazine, 47, 7, p.278, Jul 2005. <Read here>
  21. "Comprehending Creation", (objective), Astronomy Now magazine, p.106, Dec 2004.
  22. "Support for Bush Space Exploration Initiative", (letter), Spaceflight Magazine, Vol.46, No.9, p.369, Sep 2004.
  23. "Black Hole at the Centre of the Galaxy", (book review), Astronomy Now Magazine, p.22, Aug 2004.
  24. "Engineering A Wormhole", Spaceflight magazine, Vol.46, No.5, p.220, May 2004.
  25. "Heart of Darkness", Astronomy Now magazine, pp. 31-34, Mar 2004.
  26. "To Dream of Space", Spaceflight magazine, Vol.45, No.3, p.132, Mar 2003.