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Making its debut on January 17th, the Stealth Wear line will include hoodies, scarves, hats, and t-shirts that will make the wearer invisible to thermal imaging cameras widely used throughout the unmanned aerial vehicle community.
The flagship Stealth Wear line will include:
The anti-drone hoodie and anti-drone scarf: Garments designed to thwart thermal imaging, a technology used widely by UAVs.
The XX-shirt: A x-ray shielding print in the shape of a heart, that protects your heart from x-ray radiation
That border patrol is really down there to keep Americans from getting out
All you need is a passport and you can walk right out of the border, or back in
Originally posted by dainoyfb
Here is a related video I made for another thread on ATS.
I used an unmodified, $15 synthetic sleeping bag in this video.
That's hysterical. An ordinary sleeping bag can hide you, but an ordinary house cat can fink you out!
Originally posted by Hijinx
Duh da da da duh duh duh... tin foil. Yep the standard stuff can beat thermal imaging, as well as night vision. It's a matter of facing shiny side towards said heat signature or away from it for the device.
It has worked on both Gen 1, 2 and 3 Thermal and night vision goggles for me and my boys playing a friendly game of air soft.
It works, field tested.
if your " cloak " is in an area with dense brush it may register as an extreme cold spot, which might give away the hidden object based on the fact Thermal will register a big "weird" cold spot.
The alluminum(tin) foil will get really cold, really fast given it's surface area and thickness.
(hint shiny side in reflects any heat the tin[alluminum] foil is exposed to back at it's target and given it's surface area and mass, it does not retain much heat.)
A considerable threat to those who decided to fight back against the Swedes was the widespread usage of night vision and thermal imagers by troops sent to hunt down and capture dissenters (the Swedes called them “enemy combatants). The use of FLIR cameras on aircraft and the feared predator drones were especially terrifying to those who knew very little about how such technology actually functions.
David, an insurgent against Swede governance, was tired of hearing about how the Predator Drones would be the doom of all who defied the establishment. He felt that this outlandish perception came more from the fact that the drones had no human passenger, and so, no potential casualty risk.
The concept of facing down a machine that feels no combat apprehension is certainly disturbing, but not insurmountable. At bottom, what the enemy cannot see, the enemy cannot kill. And so, instead of trying in vain to fight the drones and their thermal / night vision on the terms of the oppressive military presence, he decided to make their vision advantage irrelevant by studying IR evasion used in sniper training. Regular night vision relies, in most cases, on the use of an IR light which bounces off targets within the field of view. This is often referred to as “Active IR”.
Thermal Vision reads existing IR at a different wavelength, usually in heat producing or high IR producing bodies, called “Passive IR”. For evading Active IR night vision, David found that regular camouflaging methods along with smoke worked well. For defeating night vision altogether, he found that bright IR flashlights and floodlights, and even regular bright lights like camera flashes, shined directly at the target wearer of the night vision device, would be blinded for a short period of time, leaving room for escape. Thermal vision evasion was more difficult.
David and his team first studied the IR Emissivity Tables of common everyday materials: www.optotherm.com... www.tnp-instruments.com... All objects above the temperature of absolute zero release a certain level of electromagnetic radiation, which thermal imagers pick up and translate into a visual picture. Hiding one’s heat signature is difficult, but not impossible. The key, as David learned through military sniper training manuals and combat analysis, was to match his IR signature with that of his surrounding as much as possible.
He fashioned a hooded cloak using a material that would block much of his initial warmth, then lined the inside of it with emergency space blanket material, which reflects back around 90% body heat. The cloak design worked well because he could easily take down the hood and unwrap himself when not in immediate danger, allowing the material to cool as he walked. Then David attached local vegetation to the material to help match its IR Emissivity to the surrounding foliage. This combination reduced his thermal signature drastically. Overhead drones could not identify him clearly as a human, if they were able to see him at all. Ground forces were a greater threat, but the element of surprise was still possible for the insurgents with cloaks. In combat, the tandem dangers of drones overhead and ground forces in pursuit with thermal vision made life difficult.
David carefully studied field guides to Predator Drone strengths and weaknesses: info.publicintelligence.net... David and his team then utilized a special strategy under these extreme circumstances called “False IR Signature”.
Operating in bad weather gave the freedom fighters an instant advantage. Heavy rain washed away thermal footprints and obscured body heat. Thick cloud cover made image integrity poor. Contrary to popular belief, the drones had many downfalls, and their eyes were limited in numerous ways. When in the middle of combat, where drone surveillance was most dangerous to low-tech resistance, multiple fake IR signatures were created using whatever was available.
David used a combination of IR Chemlights and hot burning road flares thrown all over the field to misdirect drone cameras. With IR hotspots everywhere, the thermal cameras had no idea where to focus, let alone which targets were real, and which were fake. IR strobe light flares flashed intermittently causing even more confusion, and masked to some extent muzzle flash from firearms. Larger objects could also be faked using pieces of metal heated with fire, or even heated metallic balloons arranged in a sizable pattern to mimic a hot running car or tank. Drones would zero in on false targets and unleash missiles, only to waste the expedit on 15-1-2013 by Hithe Merinos because: (no reason given)