Latest News

‘Stealth Sheet’ Makes People And Vehicles Invisible To Drones By Suppressing Infrared Light

The stealth sheet was created by researchers that hope it will be used in battle. As weapons become more sophisticated with the advances in technology, so do the countermeasures to weapons. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have invented the “stealth sheet,” which is a super thin sheet that can suppress infrared light. This can be used to mask people and vehicles that emit infrared light, which can normally be picked up by drones, heat-sensing night vision goggles, and infrared cameras, according to the Daily Mail. The stealth sheet is made out of a bendable silicon material, masks up to 94 percent of infrared light, and is only a millimeter wide. The co-author of the study, Hongrui Jiang, described the concept behind the invention. “You can intentionally deceive an infrared detector by presenting a false heat signature … It could conceal a tank by presenting what looks like a simply highway guardrail.” So far, the stealth sheet has been tested with a model of the hu…

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required

Naval aviation engineer developing artificial intelligence system for radar data

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:
The artificial intelligence system for radar is an outgrowth of Ph.D. research into pulsars and mysterious cosmic signals called fast radio bursts conducted by the Atlantic Test Range's (ATR) electrical engineer Stephen Itschner.
“I’m hoping it will help us automate a process that’s now very time consuming because we have to do it all by hand,” says Itschner, who works with ATR’s Advanced Dynamic Aircraft Measurement System (ADAMS) group.
If successful, Itschner’s system will be integrated into ADAMS, which provides radar cross-section data from aircraft during flight tests. Radar signals bouncing back from an aircraft can be contaminated with external Radio Frequency Interference or RFI, he says.
militaryaerospace.com
|