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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Michael A. Terrell, Jan 31, 2007.

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  1. Brings to mind the ray gun I'm working on right now:
    http://www.boeing.com/defense-space/military/abl/index.html
    (I design some of the tools they use to build parts for the laser.)

    But, since it can only shoot down missiles in the boost phase, maybe
    we should encourage Iran and North Korea to build missiles, so we can
    test our laser. >:->

    Yes, I'm a pacifist, but this is one weapons system that has no function
    other than defense - it's useless for attack. It doesn't actually "shoot
    down" missiles, what it does is warm up a spot on the side of the rocket
    motor, weakening the wall, and the missile blows itself up by its own
    internal pressure. (cf. "Challenger" SRB)

    I mean, if ya gotta have a "Department of Defense", at least have it
    do some actual defending!

    Cheers!
    Rich
     
  2. Guest

    You are thinking of anti-missile lasers.

    The system being shown off is operating in the millimetre wave band,
    and gets the outer layers of the skin hot enough to make you feel
    uncomfortable.

    I wonder what it does to the outer layers of the eye?

    Military radars used to give people cateracts, but that was probably
    longer wavelength stuff.
     
  3. jasen

    jasen Guest

    I wonder if Al-foil underwear would help. :^)


    Bye.
    Jasen
     

  4. Try it, and let us know.


    --
    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     
  5. Right. He should try an aluminum foil hat as well. I've always wondered
    what would happen when the signal from the alien mother ship to the chip
    in peoples' head is cut off. Does the system go into an autonomous mode?
    What are the characteristics of operation?
     
  6. John  Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    Absolutely, but it would make you hot and sweaty. Nobody likes a
    stinky terrorist.

    John
     
  7. Jim Yanik

    Jim Yanik Guest

    ferrite-impregnated cloth. make the cloth carbon fiber,several layers.

    How to protect your exposed parts,I don't know.Maybe a gold-flashed
    transparency like the astronauts used for their space suit helmets.

    Hmm,I wonder if WET clothing would absorb the MMWs.
     
  8. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    The carbon fiber would bake you like a "hot pockets" reluctor, but
    the water would just steam you. =:-O

    Good Luck!
    Rich
     
  9. You also need cool mirror shades

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    Dirk

    http://www.onetribe.me.uk - The UK's only occult talk show
    Presented by Dirk Bruere and Marc Power on ResonanceFM 104.4
    http://www.resonancefm.com
     
  10. MassiveProng

    MassiveProng Guest


    GREEN fly eye!
     

  11. Hopefully, it will set off the "Self destruct" mode and free up the
    wasted aluminum for pop cans.


    --
    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     
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