It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Sonic 'Lasers' Head to Flood Zone

page: 1
0

log in

join
share:

posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 11:24 AM
link   
In mid-90's morning heat at Edwards Air Force Base, HPV Technologies and American Technology demonstrated prototypes of non-lethal sonic devices for a group of military and law enforcement guests, including representatives of the U.K. Home Office.

Representatives of both companies say that within days, they will ship some units of their respective products to areas hit by Hurricane Katrina, so authorities can use the tools for crowd control, aid distribution and rescue operations.

Costa Mesa, California-based HPV showed off three sizes of its Magnetic Acoustic Device, or MAD, a black square panel composed of multiple speakers. The units on display ranged from about 4 to 10 feet across.

The device uses magnets approximately 6 inches tall and 9.25 inches wide to convert electrical pulses into sound waves, and is capable of aiming sound precisely for thousands of feet -- like the sonic equivalent of a laser, or spotlight.

Its path and reach can be affected by environmental factors such as nearby flat surfaces, hills, bodies of water or strong bursts of wind.

A series of test sounds beamed out by MAD, including gunfire, music and instructional commands, were audible and intelligible at distances of up to a mile.

When a subject is at close range in MAD's sonic path, and it is set to high volume, the sound can be excruciating.

The ability to broadcast instructions or alerts at great distances with minimal distortion could be useful for authorities and rescue crews in areas where other communications systems are unavailable.



Wired News

Let's pray that the benevolent aspects of the tech get the sole utilization, but, let's prepare for the "live test" applications toward the negative as well.




posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 11:41 AM
link   
I thought they had this crap in Iraq or Afanistan already.

This crap sucks, it really does.



posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 11:48 AM
link   

Originally posted by ThichHeaded
I thought they had this crap in Iraq or Afanistan already.

This crap sucks, it really does.


im sure its already in those countries. but i dont remember that the technology was specifically design for specific countries. it was more like crowd control than to take on some country.



new topics
 
0

log in

join