Phoenix UAV can sense you breathing
lodewijk andré de la porte
lodewijkadlp at gmail.com
Wed Mar 23 06:45:55 PDT 2011
Does my breathing produce rf signals? Infrared due to the heat but
that doesn't really penentrate walls all too well.
Anyway, time to wrap the HQ in aluminium foil.
2011/3/23 Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org>:
> March 22, 2011 1:18 PM PDT
> Phoenix UAV can sense you breathing
> by Tim Hornyak
> Up, up, and away: Phoenix40-A takes to the skies after casing a building.
> (Credit: TiaLinx)
> Just when you thought you might be able to outrun the Cougar20-H surveillance
> robot that can detect human breathing, developer TiaLinx has launched a
> flying version that can do the same.
> The Phoenix40-A is a mini-UAV with six rotors that can detect motion and
> breathing when searching for hidden people.
> Like the Cougar20-H, it has an ultra-wideband radio frequency sensor array
> and can also detect motionless live objects. It also has video cameras for
> site surveillance.
> Developed with U.S. Army funding, the Phoenix unmanned aerial vehicle can be
> remotely controlled from ground or air with a laptop or joystick, and can fly
> to multiple GPS points on its missions.
> The flying robot's RF array can penetrate concrete walls from "an extended
> range," according to TiaLinx, which is based in Newport Beach, Calif.
> Other skills include providing the layout of a multistory building and
> scanning roads for unexploded ordnance.
> Skynet might dig that, but the Phoenix could also be deployed in humanitarian
> missions. It could work in disasters such as earthquakes to scan for
> survivors, or even find landmines in former war zones.
> Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20045941-1.html#ixzz1HQWyNIOH
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