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How to PRINT passive optical stealth waveguide technology
onto BREATHABLE flexible plastic membrane for use in
RUGGEDIZED sport and outdoor clothing.
GLASS PLATES !!!! Taking a cue from 1980's era compact disc stamping
using GLASS MASTERS, we can imprint the upper and lower HALF of
an optical waveguide into flexible plastic panels.
The GLASS MASTER PLATE of ANY desired side (i.e. 1 metre x 1 metre)
contains a POSITIVE IMAGE of a computer-generated groove structure
that allows light-waves to bounce around within AN EMPTY SPACE
groove that emulates a fibre-optic cable letting light travel along
a pathway from ONE end of a groove to another groove exit.
The grooved pathway can be of ANY length configuration.
High-precision stamping and plastic panel alignment ALLOW
optical pathways to be BUTTED together on panel EDGES
(i.e. thickness of 2 mm or less panels butted and GLUED together)
with GLASS-MASTER STAMPING of an IMPRINTED LENS-LIKE structure
which will allow for "Wiggle-Room" as adjacent panels flex
and wrap around a person or object yet STILL ALLOW
light waves to travel between adjacent panels
using principles of refraction and reflection.
For optical pathways that must EXIT or ENTRANCE through
the FACE of the plastic panels, the glass master stamp
can contain EXIT-ways that contain a 45 degree or
ANY OTHER desired angle of exit cut at the END
of any pathway that is on the FACE of a panel
and not on a panel edge. This allows light to
enter the front face of an object and travel
to the other side where the light exits
the backside face thus "BENDING LIGHT AROUND"
a covered object or person. The Exit/Entrance
to any given optical pathway can contain
a MICRO-LENS which can be configured to
allow light to ENTER the stamped waveguide
at a specific angle for internal reflection
along the waveguide and when EXITING
diffract so as to provide the same light
configuration as what entered the waveguide
so as to form TRUE optical stealth.
Now that I have the Bezier curve-based groove structure,
I just need to use a micro-machining tool to create the
positive-print glass masters. That might get expensive!
I either have to MAKE ONE myself or buy one of the micro-machiners
I saw in Germany which have 1/50,000 inch accuracy (OR BETTER!).
Since the glass master stamp cuts/imprints only
HALF the cross-sectionally circular optical pathway,
in order to achieve PROPER REFLECTANCE of lightwaves
through the imprinted wave-guide, the POSITIVE PORTION
of the groove imprint is electro-statically coated with
a nano-particle REFLECTIVE powder that will be EMBEDDED
into the WALLS of the stamped wave-guides. This will form
a reflective-enough surface that optical frequencies will
BOUNCE/REFLECT within the confines of the stamped
groove to form an EFFECTIVE fibre optic-like waveguide.
Through precision placement, the lower and upper halves
of the stamped/imprinted plastic panels are FUSED together
in such a way that the stamped waveguide grooves will form
a PROPER waveguide that EFFECTIVELY bounces light from
one end of a pathway to another without significant light loss!
This NEW and NOVEL method of pressing together the waveguide
stamped/imprinted faces of the optical stealth panels
will CAUSE THE GROOVE SEAMS to FUSE and form
a single and SEAMLESS reflective wall surface suitable
for light transmission via internal reflection.
Since these nano-particles are like so-very-tiny-glass beads
embedded into the sidewalls of all grooves, it means the walls
are REFLECTIVE YET FLEXIBLE still allowing the angle-of-incidence
required for internal light reflection so that the optical waveguide
can emulate the performance of fibre-optic cables. For a practical
modern-day example, look at a projector screen up-close using a
magnifying glass. You will see many tiny beads of glass that are
glued onto a flexible backing which cause light to be REFLECTED
back to a viewer. Since we are using a glass stamp master
and electro-statically charged powder only on the grooved
areas of the glass master, we can precisely control the
placement and configuration of the reflective surface
nano-powder (which looks and feels like laser toner but
is WHITE in colour) to achieve optimum waveguide performance!
To ensure clothing BREATHABILITY so that users
DO NOT become hot and clammy, micro-pores
can be stamped IN-BETWEEN the optical pathways
to allow water vapour (but not WATER drops!) to
pass through easily, similar in nature to how the
breathable but waterproof Goretex fabric works.
On a current basis, stamped optical waveguide panels
can be created at 1 metre by 1 metre segments with
the future possibility of 3 metre by 3 metre (OR MORE!)
optical stealth panels being made on a COST EFFECTIVE
basis at a current ESTIMATE of less than $10 (CAN) PER
square metre. This means IT IS POSSIBLE to STAMP and GLUE
HUNDREDS of optical stealth panels PER HOUR which can be
EASILY made into FLEXIBLE AND BREATHABLE clothing for an
estimated cost of $70 per PERSON if that person is 6'3" at 250 lbs in size.
And that is with TWO facing Glass Master Waveguide Stamps!
This means my means of production can be scaled UPWARDS
to 10 or more glass masters so I can do MANY THOUSANDS
if not tens of thousands of flexible optical stealth panels per day!
For now, glass is the best material for positive print stamping
BUT I envision using MUCH LARGER reinforced and HARD ceramics
(i.e. aluminum oxide composites) to create 3x3 metre, 4x4 metre
and larger optical waveguide stampers to allow the creation
of very large flexible optical stealth panels at an almost
ridiculously LOW COST for use as tents, vehicle coverings
and on dwellings of almost any size and configuration!
Heck! I might even give more than a few optical stealth panels away FOR FREE!
This glass-or-ceramic stamp master technique can ALSO work for microwave (i.e. mm band)
and other multi-spectral frequencies by VARYING the size of the stamped pathways.
This means clothing or items that can HIDE from RADAR, LIDAR, optical, infrared,
UV and even certain Acoustic frequencies IF the pathways are configured correctly.
SO THIS IS A BIG DEAL!!!
My next update and website IS COMING SOON!
.....WITH PHOTOS and DIAGRAMS!
edit on 2013/10/25 by StargateSG7 because: sp.