I may have missed it somewhere, but how does the impeller wedge in the Honor Harrington series work. I am only a couple of books in, but I don't quite understand how the impeller wedge works to offer both propulsion and an invincible shield for part of the ship.
Can someone explain it in stupid person terms? The explanations might be a bit over my head in the books for me to actually understand it. I do understand the warshawski sails, but its the wedge that gets me.