[LINK] The terahertz band and CMOS chips
brd at iimetro.com.au
Mon Apr 23 16:10:31 EST 2012
On 23/04/2012 3:56 PM, Fernando Cassia wrote:
> It's all for The Common Good. ;)
> Military uses for EHF
> "The military has also used the 95 GHz band for a nonlethal weapon
> system called ADS (Active Denial System). In this device, a radio
> signal is directed at a person. It causes water molecules in their
> skin to heat to 130 degrees Fahrenheit in a couple seconds. This
> operates much like a microwave oven, but the 95 GHz band was chosen
> because its signal only reaches to a depth of about 1/64th inch in
> While it is not truly harmful, it makes the recipient feel as though
> their clothes are on fire causing them to seek immediate escape from
> the radio source. As soon as the beam ceases or out of reach, the
> recipient has no residual pain or discomfort. In practicality, this
> device is better than water hoses because there are no residual
> effects (other than possibly anger and dismay directed toward the
What happens in the rain?
What happens if the person wears wet woolen clothes?
Does the radio signal pass through a clear plastic shield?
Have they thought this through?
email: brd at iimetro.com.au
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