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HOW THE MATERIAL WORKS
Modern radars use antennas that direct microwave energy to 'see through' clouds, fog or smoke and estimate an object's size.
Microwave absorbers already exist and effectively absorb microwave energy to make objects invisible to radar, but they are usually thick - making them unsuitable for aircraft - or they only absorb certain waves.
The new material has an ultra-thin absorbing surface called an active frequency-selective surface absorber (AFSS).
This is made up of arrays of patterned conductors fitted with two common types of circuit elements known as resistors and varactors.
They are arranged flat and have a thin dielectric (electrical insulator) on the back that reflects incident microwaves according to their frequency.
The 0.4mm surface can be stretched to absorb microwaves and is covered by a thin mesh.
It is the first time that this stretching technology has been used in an AFSS to expand the bandwidth of microwaves it can absorb.
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originally posted by: StallionDuck
They probably stole it from us like they did with their jet fighters. I'm certain we have something similar to this.
btw, microwave ovens use a Faraday Cage to stop leaks and keep all that harmful radiation inside.
Faraday Cage - a grounded metal screen surrounding a piece of equipment to exclude electrostatic and electromagnetic influences.
It's just a simple cage surrounding whatever you wish to protect. You can put a cell phone in one and it'll stop it from sending and receiving communications. Nothing goes in, nothing comes out. Kinda like the tin foil hat, but actually works
Does it, really? I've heard that microwave ovens leak.