Originally posted by beezzer
reply to post by Bedlam
You still have the papers?
They're in the lockup at work. I am 2400 miles away, sad to say.
Are you familiar with electroanesthesia/electrosleep? It is a very interesting field, and right up ATS's alley. I never really considered a thread on
it until now. Partly because I'm on the wrong side of the story, from most ATSers point of view. Partly also because it was classified past the phase
I paper we did on it. So I'm in the odd position of not actually being NDAd to the covert side while knowing what it's about anyway, but in such cases
it's been pointed out to me that I should have known not to connect dots for people, their exact phrase last time I got in trouble for doing so.
edit to add: I think I will try to unearth all the crap on this again. It's been years, so I probably don't have most of my original notes any more,
which is sad because this stuff is generally not on the net, you've got to scour it out of old periodicals. It would be a snap if we were still out of
Huntsville, the library there has an interestingly in-depth stack system. Sometimes you find bread crumb trails from researchers before you - when we
did a lot of background searching on Frey effect someone had put little notes all in the same journals I was digging through.
What kicked it off for us was an article by Bob Pease wherein he mentioned that National Semi was considering making a home electrosleep apparatus.
They dropped it. As I sort of knew Bob from correspondence and running into him at trade shows I asked why it had been scrapped, he said they got such
inconsistent results from it that they couldn't go forward. Then the SOC put out a RFQ on it for battlefield use, we picked it up and ran with it, and
then it sort of went into the alfalfa.
An explanatory note - there was once upon a time a neat way to induce sleep, it was originally called electrosleep, and like a lot of things we
stole it from the Russians
developed it for NASA. It allowed you to get the equivalent of eight hours of sleep in an hour under the
headset, even if you were in a noisy stressful environment, so it was a boon for astronauts, albeit one they didn't discuss a lot. If you ever watched
the original pilot for "Six Million Dollar Man", you see them put something on Austin's head at the end and he goes into a coma waiting for his next
mission or whatever - that's an oblique movie reference to it. (if I'm remembering right that is)
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