X-Ray Vision… Almost

Device To Allow US Troops To See Through Walls.

The Wired (2/2, Pierce) “Danger Room” blog reported, “Later this year, American troops fighting in Afghanistan will begin to get gadgets designed to peer inside buildings and detect the heartbeat of people buried under rubble.” The TiaLinx Eagle Scanner works “by sending out low-power, wideband radio-frequency signals toward a target, and measuring how the signals bounce back.” Popular Science (2/3, Fox) reports, “By measuring the various densities of the materials its radio waves pass through, these hand-held scanners can look through concrete.” According to the company, “the models deploying with the troops to Afghanistan can see up to 20 feet behind an eight-inch-thick concrete wall, and identify whether or not there are any people on the other side.” It also features a wireless connection, “and send images back to HQ immediately.

Reposted from the February 3, 2010 ASEE First Bell.

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