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Originally posted by TxSecretSpeaking of which.. Anyone hear of scalar electromagnetics??
[edit on 21-2-2006 by TxSecret]
Originally posted by Terapin
All I can say, is that was a totaly lame post. Never post a blank topic. Can radar do WHAT??? Your post had no information other than a link, no discussion and no reason for being there other than a question. ATS is about uncovering the hidden and discovering the new, not about blind posts.
Next time please include some CONTENT in your postings. Anyone can post a link and simply walk away.
It is vitally important that cars driving past airfields or close to radar weather stations do not malfunction when illuminated by a radar beam.
...but with today’s cars chocked full of electronic circuits, the modernized radar network presents a new hazard.
There are two basic types of radar used in air-traffic control: primary radar and secondary radar. Primary radar sends out a pulse and gathers information from the echo. Secondary radar, based heavily on military friend-or-foe technology, transmits interrogation pulses, and a transponder in the aircraft sends back information on its identification and status.
Primary radars need to generate far greater amounts of power since the pulse has to complete a return journey. And due to the fact that the incident pulse is scattered by the aircraft in many directions, the radar antenna captures only a tiny amount of the total reflected energy. This need for much higher power makes primary radar the greater threat to car electronics.
Anyway, back on topic. I found it wierd that radar could effect anything ground based since for obvious reason radar domes are pointed skywards, and as mentioned would be a serious health risk if pointed at a low level. I'll scout the press to see if I can find more information.