I think the criteria should be pretty straight forward - I don't see why 5 pages of discussion has resulted in no progress on the subject.
Given that we're discussing an effect that would overturn a great deal of established physics if substantiated, demonstration of effect at some margin beyond noise floor would be an appropriate criteria....
Interestingly, so long as I'm driving this bus, there will be no focus on the science, i.e., on the underlying physical understanding of precisely how this works. My feeling is that is precisely the domain of academic research - and will require potentially substantial work. The point of this device is that it is real and testable. We don't actually have to know how it works - only that it really does.
The real prize is flight, so lets incentivize the real prize - Levitation.
We certainly know that EMDrive works now.
Quote from: Mulletron on 12/23/2016 12:05 pmWe certainly know that EMDrive works now.That implies that it's a generally accepted fact. That is not true at all.There's a small core of believers who believe the evidence is sufficient to establish beyond a doubt that it works. Most people believe that extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence and that the reasonable bar for the extraordinary claim of the EM Drive working has not been reached.