Military Micro & Millimeter Waves

Excerpt from a chilling interview between the editorial director of ‘MIlitary Embedded Systems’ and MACOM’s vice president of strategy…
(MACOM Technology Solutions is a developer and producer of radio, microwave, and millimeter wave semiconductor devices and components)

"The U.S. military relies more and more on sophisticated radar and electronic warfare (EW) systems to maintain strategic advantage in peace and in wartime. This also means more demand for RF and microwave technology, a demand that is growing faster than the military market itself, says Doug Carlson, Vice President of Strategy for MACOM. In the following Q & A he discusses this market trend as well as the impact of Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology on military radar systems, how commercial manufacturing practices are lowering the life cycle costs of military semiconductors, and how the defense industry needs to do a better job of recruiting young engineering talent.

MCHALE REPORT: Looking forward, what disruptive technology/innovation will be a game changer in the military radar world? Predict the future.

CARLSON: What will have the most profound influence in the active antenna market is 5G telecommunications. If you start looking at active areas where people employ next-gen telecom networks they are using phased array antennas at many different frequencies. Given the economies of scale with the larger commercial market, innovation in phased array technology for the military will be available a much lower cost than if the military funded this development on its own.

In the past with phased arrays the military only essentially played with technology it owned. Now with this technology being adapted by commercial applications, learning cycles are shortened, costs come down more rapidly, and things change more quickly. It starts with active antenna solutions transitioning beyond the military to civil communications, then to the consumer market. "

5G is now well on its way to widespread domestic implementation 5 years after this article in ‘Microwaves & RF’ was published…With plenty of scientific evidence to prove the damaging impact of exposure to Millimeter wave radiation - for example

It is described here by ‘Microwaves & Radio Frequency’ - an organisation which supposedly and theoretically"specializes in providing comprehensive information and resources for its audience of specialists in high-frequency electronic design." as ‘supposedly’ and ‘theoretically’ safe - with a charming image of a tank firing it at a group of people, one of whom appears to be already running away…

“…As these examples have shown, the majority of military applications have explored using millimeter waves as an enhancement technology. However, the U.S. Army Armaments Research Development and Engineering Center is collaborating with the Department of Defense Non-Lethal Weapons Program to develop a millimeter-wave-based solid-state active denial technology (SS-ADT). The SS ADT uses a 95-GHz steerable array that projects high-powered waves toward people in an undesired location (Fig. 5) . By their nature, the 95-GHz waves theoretically allow only limited penetration (up to 1/64th of an inch into the skin). Although the body’s water molecules and nervous system would be heated and disrupted by the millimeter-wave radiation, no permanent injury would supposedly occur as long as people were only exposed to minor doses
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“5. Using millimeter-wave technology to limit access to sensitive locations is a unique application of the technology. It could provide non-lethal deterrent systems that could be installed on mobile or fixed platforms

Fantastic . . Humans are doomed . .

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Thick wet jacket might protect you or strong mind.

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Or the Total Recall towel skull cap that Arnie put on

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"These Millimeter waves are cooking me Iike a readymeal!"

Disturbing Military sponsored, positively enthusiastic marketing Video of the SS-ADT in action - plenty of deeply unpleasant comments appeared below it but this one was both sickening and informative…:scream:

The 2018 test sent the test subjects jumping, screaming enough! and running after 3 seconds! with the new 5th gen. “5 , terahertz” model nicknamed “Darth” was at level# 16,it goes up to level 100 !!! they have cooked raw chicken in 15 seconds at level# 60, at 2 football fields distance!, and exploded a 2 liter of soda in 4 seconds at level# 90**Think what it can do to a brain!!

This reminded me of the mystery noises heard by some American diplomats in Cuba. Apparently there’s still no consensus on what happened:

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Unfortunately, it would appear that developing sonic weapons has been on the military ‘to do’ list for some time…
“…by 1973 the Squawk Box was used by the British Army in Northern Ireland. It was a directional weapon that could target specific individuals by producing audible sound at about 16 kHz, which turned into infrasound at 2 Hz when it coupled with the ears…”
The symptoms listed in this article appear to match many of those suffered by the diplomats in Cuba…

From about 100 to 140 decibels infrasound causes a variety of biological symptoms depending on the frequency and power level. Basically, the higher the power level, the greater the damage. The effects include: fatigue, pressure in the ears, visual blurring, drowsiness, imbalance, disorientation, vibration of internal organs, severe intestinal pain, nausea, and vomiting. Higher power levels can liquefy bowels, and resonate the internal organs causing death. Infrasound can also cause feelings of pressure in the chest, choking, irregular breathing patterns, and respiratory incapacitation.
High powered, low frequency sound from about 30 Hz to about 100 Hz (just beyond infrasound) causes the following biological effects: fatigue, blurred vision, bowel spasms, pain or damage to internal organs, feelings of fullness in the chest cavity, chest wall vibration, difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, choking, and respiratory impairment.