Dealt with the Propulsion System and was the main area of study for Lazar. The following fields of study were available to him in briefing form only. He was taken to the briefing room and told to study reports about propulsion and the role of gravity as the propulsion medium. Harnessing, amplifying, and lensing the basic Gravity 'A-wave has many other possibilities. The following 2 other projects were presented to Lazar in briefing form. Since he found the reports pertaining to his hands-on field of study to be accurate, he had to assume the other 2 projects were accurate.
Dealt with a beam weapon potential of the craft and the attempt to prototype one. Somehow using gravity and lensing it in order collimate the beam. Once the beam is focused in a triangulated manner on a specific point, the options of destructions are endless.
Project Looking Glass:
Dealt with the physics of seeing the effects of an artificially-produced gravity wave on time. As with the other projects. this embraced gravity and the control of it and therefore the control of Space/Time as the key element.
"There's a small segment of the United States Government that makes scientific and technological judgments from a knowledge base that is not available to the general public.
"When someone is indoctrinated at S4, they are exposed to at least part of that knowledge base. When I first began at S4, I would randomly be taken into a small room which contained a table, a chair, and 120-or-so briefings in blue folders. I'd be left there to read for varying amounts of time, usually about half-an-hour. These briefings contained a wide spectrum of information, mostly relating to aliens and alien technology. These reports appeared to be an overview of alien information which could be used to brief scientists from any field about the scope of the whole project and not just their specific field of endeavor."