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Saturday, January 26, 2019

A BRIEF HISTORY AND DRIVE BEHIND DARPA ACCORDING TO DARPA THEMSELVES AND GENERAL PERSPECTIVE

DARPA’s history and drive appears to date back to the 1970's when they saw many vulnerabilities of U.S. aircraft and their on-board equipment was easy in terms of detection and attack by potential enemies, who were deploying new SAM'S (surface-to-air missiles) technology , These systems integrated radar-guided and air-launched radar-guided missiles, all networked with early warning, acquisition, and targeting radars, and coördinated within sophisticated command and control frameworks.

 

Because of such threat to security DARPA embarked on a program to develop strategies and technologies for reducing radar detectability,this also included technologies that changed more conventional shapes of aircraft to something much more reductive to radar detection through a combination of shaping (to minimize the number of radar return spikes) but it didn't just stop at that the list goes on with radar absorbent materials; infrared shielding, exhaust cooling and shaping, and enhanced heat dissipation; reduced visual signatures; active signature cancellation; inlet shielding; and windshield coatings.

 

all this development eventually led to a project named 'HAVE Blue', this was the first practical combat stealth aircraft, after making its first test flight by the end of 1977. The test and refinements continued leading to the realization of of the F-117A stealth fighter, which became operational in October 1983. In the follow-on development, the TACIT Blue aircraft, could operate radar sensors while maintaining its own low radar cross-section. This also inspired development of the B-2 stealth bomber.

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LOCKHEED MARTIN HAVE Blue f117 prototype

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f117 stealth fighter, aka nighthawk 

 

Since their inception these stealth aircraft have destroyed key targets in conflicts in Iraq, both in the 1991 'Desert Storm operation' and in 2003 during 'Operation Iraqi Freedom'; in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2001; and in Libya in 2011

 

SMART CONTACT LENS

Many new materials have been developed for the digital tech industry , as a result we now have flexible surfaces that display graphics. These even have programed responses to change the display according to how the surface is bent. Although we think compared to what is possible some of these are still crude that we have seen for the general public.

We are certain that DARPA (Defense And Research Projects Agency) along with many corporative interest want to make the ultimate smart lens,. That is if they haven't got it all perfected it already, as there are some variants that do exist for sure , these new materials mentioned will make this a reality and one day a common thing. GOOGLE glass caused a bit of a stir and then somewhat died out mainly due to people's concerns with privacy. It is used however in professions more than general public, this hasn't stopped them trying again with other ideas on owning your iris though. The ultimate goal is to have a wearable contact lens that actually over lays visual images and text like a computer screen.

Most of that same tech in google glass is possible to embed into a lens with the right materials, although it needs to be cost effective , infact its likely to have already happened inside programmes from DARPA for some time now. Of course this is a bold claim and we don't pretend to know for sure. however we do have news that the one company that has been the most aggressive about bringing electronics to contact lenses is ' Verily '. , which was actually a sub division of Alphabet who google is also a part of.

(we hope your learning something here this split up in 2014 into many companies under the Alphabet umbrella. Verily Life Sciences is basically the Alphabet independent subsidiary that's developing advanced contact lenses.)

in 2015 we had news that the latest Verily smart contact lens is actually injected into the eyeball, according to a published patent. So it's less of a contact lens and more of a surgical implant. in this technology your natural lens is actually removed from your eyeball. A fluid is then injected into the eye, and that fluid fuses with the eye's lens capsule as it solidifies. Inside this new, artificial lens lives storage, battery, sensors, a radio and other electronics. The artificial lens would take over the job of focusing light onto the retina, improving vision in numerous ways without glasses, but in a flexible, interactive way.

Verily is headed by Andrew Jason Conrad, who is also the inventor of the lens.

Verily is also working with Swiss drug maker Novartis to make and sell smart contact lenses to help people with diabetes track their blood glucose levels. they have also been awarded a patent for a solar-powered contact lens technology. one of the applications for smart contact lenses is the improvement of vision without glasses.

in 2015 we also had news that researchers at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, have invented a smart contact lens that can instantly focus the eye. it was said to be under development as a future product for an Israeli company called Deep Optics. The idea is based on the eye functions of the elephant nose fish. The lens uses electronic circuits and light sensors, which are powered by a solar cell, all built into the contact lens. When the sensors determine that the eye needs to focus, the chips command a small electrical current, this current changes the focal length of the lens in a fraction of a second. when we had this news the final development for a finished product was said to be 5 years away.

The University of Michigan scientists have also worked on building a contact lens that can give soldiers and others the ability to see in the dark using thermal imaging. The technology uses graphene, to pick up the full spectrum of light, including ultraviolet light. The graphene was integrated with silicon microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). As you might expect, there's some U.S. military funding behind the project.

this is an old set of information but we decided to publish it anyway, for 2 reasons, it seems most have little knowledge that is is going on and that we never published it when we had a similar website going a few years ago. But we are back. there is new info on all this as well, prepare to have ya mind blown. we have so many articles to come .

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

DARPA AND BIO INTEGRATED CHIP TECHNOLOGIES

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Here we go into the void of the fringe once more and find one of many seemingly separate dots that once connected make a much bigger picture. Its people like us @ the EMP and others who have a high curiously about what's next for mankind's technological advancements and have said the next major leap aside from 3D printing is direct biological integration with digital technologies and even quantum computing.

As the founder and main article poster @ EMP I will briefly say man kind seems motivated to be a boot loader for something else even if we don't even collectively realise this. Imagine if an ET race was passing by earth merely to observe ,these ET's will most likely conclude that these weird primate creatures who are at the top of the food chain as far as the land goes are building something and they may not even know it themselves and its competition on that's driving it to one singular point of a leap in evolution if its done properly. or devolution and extinction if its not. like some ironic unconsiounss but colletive self test for the human existance. 

DARPA is the Defence And Research Projects Agency who work on solutions for the U.S. military, They are now revealing to the public information that has previously been highly classified and this involves microchipping the human brain to remotely control more than 1 air craft/drone at one time. And nope we are not kidding. Some of you will prefer to hide in skeptical denial that this is even possible. While it is possible DARPA are using a misdirection tactic for some national security reasoning , perhaps to drive potential hacktivist of the track. (although that hypothesis on its own Beggs another article on the slim chance of such tech being hacked anyway.) ,regardless, We still believe that the The technology's to do this exist .Anyone who thinks it don't exist should understand once you know enough about biology and current technology that it is highly possible regardless of existing or not.

 Of course there is always a moral argument from some that claim it would never be done because of immoral testing on animal subjects with chipped brains ect. Sorry we don't think any military let moral debate stand in the way much when it comes to protecting a whole country. Acording to reports and information direct from darpa a person with a brain chip can now pilot a swarm of drones — or even advanced fighter jets, Yes we know this sounds very Sci Fi to the layman, but in truth its more Sci than Fi. The White House announced the BRAIN initiative in April 2013. this same initiative is supported by several federal agencies and dozens of technology firms, academic institutions, scientists and other key contributors to neuroscience research. DARPA is supporting the BRAIN initiative through a number of programs, this research actually dates way back in its origins to the 1970ts if not before..

DARPA announced that it has sucessfully demonstrated the use of 'telepathic' thought from a human brain embedded with a specific kind of computer chip that allows a person to command and control simultaneously three types of drone aircraft by mental thoughts while watching the drones on a screen,this has been demonstrated in a DARPA simulator. The work also appears to build on publicly known research in 2015, back then this allowed a paralyzed woman to steer a virtual F-35 Joint Strike Fighter with only a small, surgically-implantable microchip. officials said that they have basically scaled up the technology to allow a user to steer multiple jets at once.

To quote Justin Sanchez who directs DARPA's biological technology office 

“As of today, signals from the brain can be used to command and control … not just one aircraft but three simultaneous types of aircraft,” 

More importantly, DARPA was able to improve the interaction between the pilot and the simulated jet to allow an operator, a paralyzed man named Nathan in this case, to not only send but receive signals from the craft.

“The signals from those aircraft can be delivered directly back to the brain so that the brain of that user [or pilot] can also perceive the environment,” said Sanchez. “It’s taken a number of years to try and figure this out.”

Ever since the first military drone took to the sky, pilots have wondered if their days in the fight are numbered.  Programs like 'Loyal Wingman' already aim to take pilots out of the seats of aging fighter jets like the F-16 or F/A-18 Hornet, putting them back in the fight as armed combat drones that would potentially accompany advanced fighters like the F-35 into contested airspace. The F-16 drones could fly support for the more expensive  aircraft that would simultaneously serve at the data transmission hub for the drone wingmen,  and as the drone controller.

Its said that this new  technology that has already been proven capable of allowing a single pilot to control multiple aircraft using nothing but her brain could soon make swarms of drone wingmen a reality in combat zones around the world. The White House announced the BRAIN initiative in April 2013. this same initiative is supported by several federal agencies and dozens of technology firms, academic institutions, scientists and other key contributors to neuroscience research. DARPA is supporting the BRAIN initiative through a number of programs, this research actually dates way back in its origins to the 1970ts if not before..

 DARPA announced that it has successfully demonstrated the use of 'telepathic' thought from a human brain embedded with a specific kind of computer chip that allows a person to command and control simultaneously three types of drone aircraft by mental thoughts while watching the drones on a screen,this was demonstrated in a DARPA simulator.

The work also appears to build on publicly known research in 2015, back then this allowed a paralyzed woman to steer a virtual F-35 Joint Strike Fighter with only a small, surgically-implantable microchip. officials said that they have basically scaled up the technology to allow a user to steer multiple jets at once. to quote Justin Sanchez who directs DARPA's biological technology office 

“As of today, signals from the brain can be used to command and control … not just one aircraft but three simultaneous types of aircraft,” 

More importantly, DARPA was able to improve the interaction between the pilot and the simulated jet to allow an operator, a paralyzed man named Nathan in this case, to not only send but receive signals from the craft.

we will be adding more for your information and curiosity soon. and will add the darpa downloadable PDF'S from darpa's website here . 

additionally you can read more on the darpa brain initiative program @

www.darpa.mil/program/our-research/darpa-and-the-brain-initiative

Monday, November 26, 2018

DARPA'S 3D PRINTED SOUND CLOAKING DEVICE

Darpa have created an invisibility cloak for sound. This deceivingly simple looking tech could hide objects from sonar although its creation was anything but simple and required some complex math. Engineers from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, claim that unlike other efforts, the acoustic cloaking device works in all three dimensions,no matter which direction a sound is coming from at this structure it will not give a reliable sound bounce back.

This device looks like a layered pyramidal structure and is constructed using plastic plates with a repeating pattern of holes that are stacked on top of one another. Its design means that sound waves can be manipulated by plastic and air.
The cloak alters the sound waves’ trajectory to match what they would look like had they had reflected off a flat surface.
This is due to the sound wavesnot penetrating the pyramid, but they are travelling a shorter distance, which in turn affects the wave's speed. The device then reroutes these slower sound waves to create the impression that both the cloak and anything beneath it are not there.


below is an image of the device .

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Bogdan Popa, a graduate student in electrical and computer engineering, shows off the 3D acoustic cloak he helped design and build as a member of Steven Cummer’s laboratory. If you ever wanted to dupe an enemy sonar into thinking their sonar is hitting nothing this new cloaking device is perfect for such need, this is a mathematical marvel of engineering.

Professor of electrical and computer engineering at Duke, Steven Cummer, explains on Duke’s website that 'the particular trick we’re performing is hiding an object from sound waves.” “By placing this cloak around an object, the sound waves behave like there is nothing more than a flat surface in their path,'

Accomplishing this nifty trick would be difficult without harnessing the power of metamaterials, which result from combining existing materials in ways that force them to alter their properties and behave unnaturally. The acoustic cloak is essentially just plastic and air cleverly combined, according to Cummer. Once the sound hits the structure, the result of painstaking mathematical calculations by engineers comes into play. It goes as far as fooling the sound as to how far it travels, making it compensate for its surroundings. The deceptively simple design is anything but, the professor explains.


“I promise you that it’s a lot more difficult and interesting than it looks. We put a lot of energy into calculating how sound waves would interact with it. We didn’t come up with this overnight,” Cummer said.


The project was clearly a success for Duke, who tested it on a small cloaked sphere and bounced sounds off of it with a microphone, then doing the same without the device. Prospects for development are, understandably, endless the cloak’s creators believe. The cloak could in future be used to fool enemy sonar, as well as for things like architectural acoustics, to compensate for the conflict between sound and the structural requirements of a building.

But this is not the first time the military has thought of something like this. Of course, the ability to cheaply 3D-print it is a huge bonus, but the concept of using metamaterial, as well as the principle of making sound pass around an object go back some time.

America’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has been at it for ages, announcing in 2007 that they’d like to be able to make a whole military vehicle inaudible. In their 2008 defense budget they write that the effort will use directed ultrasound technology to enable the capability to significantly reduce sound emissions from large scale tactical military hardware. Theory predicts that nonlinear effects of high-power acoustic radiation on the atmosphere can cause acoustic energy to dissipate, rather than radiate.

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