posted on Jun, 29 2006 @ 10:58 AM
These guys are in for a sad surprise.
This is old hat.
There's systems in the field NOW that use this. We design with it for a communication channel...as a "radio" it has a lot of the same benefits that
it does as a radar. Among the non-classified ones: non-observability, high SNR, you can't jam it. As a comm channel, it inherently gives me the
position of the transmitter through some mathematical tricks, which is a handy trick, seeing that you can deploy an array of little comm units and
make a multistatic radar out of them with a low-power DSP.
As a radar, the spectral dispersion gives you great resolution. Since it's non-observable, you can emit actively and not be intercepted. Missile
radars using this technology do not trip detectors on the targets. There are a handful of reasons to use it that are classified too.
The patents for this stuff are all held by GE, Raytheon, LLL and Time Domain, although not all of them are available to civilians on a patent search.
Heck, we did some work with the AF on a contract three years ago as a second tier where they were testing the effects of high powered UWB fighter
craft emissions on ground crew. It's in "some" aircraft now, although it will be moving into the field heavily over the next ten years.
You've seen it in the news and just didn't know what it was, all this VisiBuilding stuff from DARPA...how did you think it was going to work?
As a start, go google "sneaky wave", we've been designing with it here for years. We get our parts from Lawrence-Livermore or Time Domain. You
should hit them too, www.timedomain.com. The website doesn't tell you a fraction of the truth, because maybe 85% of TD's business is "TS/SCI". But
there's some interesting background info there.