Skip to comments.New Imaging System Could Make America's Stealth Technology Obsolete
Posted on 12/18/2012 9:39:41 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
The stealth technology of America's fifth-generation jet fighters, the F-22 and the F-35, could be obsolete after a new discovery from the University of Rochester in New York.
One main goal of fifth-generation aircrafts is to slip through skies over enemy lines without being targeted. It's not invisible, but elusive, and digitally feisty.
The F-35's lineup of electronic tools, work toward that end, by using a variety of sophisticated and devastating radar defeating moves. Combined with internal weapons storage, special composite skin, and reduced angles of design, the fighter does all it can to work past the weaknesses in today's aircraft detection. Lockheed Martin designers, however, did not plan for this University of Rochester research.
The U of R doesn't look to use a radar wave but instead a quantum image gleaned through a string of photons that boomerang out and back, telling operators everything they've seen. This process can't be jammed, confused, or eluded and rather than get absorbed, reflected, or even restructured to look like something else the photons supposedly report back with only the facts.
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No doubt the Chinese have already stolen the technology.
Good, since klinton and bathhouse barry gave all our technology to our enemies.
What say you, aviation experts and fighter pilots?
I’m sure that was said of radar, initially.
At the level of description given, this is the same thing as radar.
Researchers from the University of Rochester in New York have demonstrated an aircraft detection system that is unjammable.
By using polarized photons to detect and image objects, any attempt to modify the photons will alter its quantum properties. The system can then detect the altered quantum state of the photons.
See #9,....still pretty sketchy detail.
Is that from Spaceballs?
No need to steal it, with obama at the helm. His Technology Outsource to China Czar is working 24/7.
When they aren’t waves.
In as much as there are only four quantum numbers that differentiate a particular photon -- and without more details -- this seems pretty easy to defeat. My guess is they want to be at the head of the line for research money when seuqestration begins, and this is a typical BI story: short on details and wrong on facts.
Quantum entanglement is the only thing I can think of, since photons certainly CAN be absorbed, reflected and jammed. But entangled pairs would (conceivably, I'm no physicist) accurately report back regardless of what happened to their mates -- if you can tease the information out of them.
My question is WTH are they releasing this information and not locking those researchers up somewhere in the lab of their dreams?
Photons are what they are, and they always are what they are.
Under certain conditions their state vector can collapse into experimentally measurable property (eigenstate of an observable) that can be described as "wavelike behavior." Under other conditions, the state vector collapses on measurement into eigenstates that imply particle like behavior.
But in either case, they're always photons.
Nope. Photons are particles given off by molecules that are stimulated particularly. Time for a Physics 101 thread!
But I am not really sure why they could not be "absorbed" by a dark surface coating on whatever you're trying to protect from detection. No return ... no comparison of elements of the beam when it left, with what the same quantum nuggets look like when they get back.
This sounds like something that could work in a lab under very strictly controlled conditions but might be years away from functioning in the real world. In the meantime, if it screws up our stealth tech it screws up everybody else's as well.