Boeing’s “CHAMP,” short for Counter-electronics High-powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project. It’s essentially the old nuclear electromagnetic pulse weapon that we used to worry so much about — but without the nuclear part. CHAMP carries a small generator that emits microwaves to fry electronics with pinpoint accuracy. It targets not nations or cities but individual buildings, blacking out their electronics rather than blowing up physical targets (or people). __ Fool __ via _ NBF
This circuit-frying device could knock planes out of the sky, so be careful when test-flying not to score an “own goal.”
A smaller version of this device would make short work of obnoxious “tail-gaters” and those annoying bone-jarring sub-woofing low-riders.
Here are a few other tricks of microwaves you may want to build into your next-gen. microwave:
Microwave ovens are indispensable for the modern hurry-up lifestyle. But did you know that you can also use microwave ovens to convert garbage to useful fuel?
With 50 cents’ worth of electricity for the large microwave he [Pringle] has fabricated, he turns a single 14-inch car tire, one small piece at a time, into 1.2 gallons of diesel fuel, 7.5 pounds of carbon black, 50 cubic feet of combustible gas and two pounds of high-strength steel. Source
Or did you know that microwaves can beam solar energy from Earth orbit to ground antennas to provide 24 hour solar power?
The energy captured by space-based photovoltaic arrays would be converted into microwaves for transmission to Earth, where it would be transformed into direct-current electricity. source
Did you know that microwaves can cure cancer?
In the latest clinical trial, fifteen patients received two microwave heat treatments, known as thermotherapy, along with four rounds of chemotherapy before surgery. The goal was to shrink tumors sufficiently to enable a breast-conserving lumpectomy procedure instead of the expected, and more invasive, mastectomy. Surgeons concluded that fourteen of the tumors shrunk enough for this to be possible. source
Microwaves can also reach out to your automobile and shut down its electronics, cold.
Eureka Aerospace have managed to find a way to focus microwave energy and direct it at a moving target, disrupting the electronic impulses in the car’s electronic control unit (ECU) and in some cases even burning out these circuits. source
Microwaves can be used to control riots.
Booen points to many potentials for such technology, such as defusing a terrorist attack in a crowded marketplace. Instead of firing traditional weapons at the target, he said, directed energy could achieve two key goals: neutralizing the enemy and eliminating collateral damage among innocent bystanders.
For the B.H. crowd–you know, Black Helicopter, Bush Hitler, etc–there is the mind control microwave device.
Microwaves provide vital terrestrial and extraterrestrial communications links. Radar uses microwave frequencies. Microwaves are used in semiconductor processing. Microwaves are used for some types of biomedical imaging.
The trick is in finding the right frequency for the proper use.
Key to GRC’s process is a machine that uses 1200 different frequencies within the microwave range, which act on specific hydrocarbon materials. As the material is zapped at the appropriate wavelength, part of the hydrocarbons that make up the plastic and rubber in the material are broken down into diesel oil and combustible gas. New Scientist
Would you be surprised if microwaves have some tricks yet to pull out of the hat? Nor would I.
Microwaves are used in mobile telephone networks, Bluetooth, Metropolitan Area Networks, Global Navigation Satellite Systems, Chemical Vapour Deposition, and various types of chemical spectroscopy.
|Designation||Frequency range||Wavelength range||Typical uses|
|L band||1 to 2 GHz||15 cm to 30 cm||military telemetry, GPS, mobile phones (GSM), amateur radio|
|S band||2 to 4 GHz||7.5 cm to 15 cm||weather radar, surface ship radar, and some communications satellites (microwave ovens, microwave devices/communications, radio astronomy, mobile phones, wireless LAN, Bluetooth, ZigBee, GPS, amateur radio)|
|C band||4 to 8 GHz||3.75 cm to 7.5 cm||long-distance radio telecommunications|
|X band||8 to 12 GHz||25 mm to 37.5 mm||satellite communications, radar, terrestrial broadband, space communications, amateur radio|
|Ku band||12 to 18 GHz||16.7 mm to 25 mm||satellite communications|
|K band||18 to 26.5 GHz||11.3 mm to 16.7 mm||radar, satellite communications, astronomical observations, automotive radar|
|Ka band||26.5 to 40 GHz||5.0 mm to 11.3 mm||satellite communications|
|Q band||33 to 50 GHz||6.0 mm to 9.0 mm||satellite communications, terrestrial microwave communications, radio astronomy, automotive radar|
|U band||40 to 60 GHz||5.0 mm to 7.5 mm|
|V band||50 to 75 GHz||4.0 mm to 6.0 mm||millimeter wave radar research and other kinds of scientific research|
|W band||75 to 110 GHz||2.7 mm to 4.0 mm||satellite communications, millimeter-wave radar research, military radar targeting and tracking applications, and some non-military applications, automotive radar|
|F band||90 to 140 GHz||2.1 mm to 3.3 mm||SHF transmissions: Radio astronomy, microwave devices/communications, wireless LAN, most modern radars, communications satellites, satellite television broadcasting, DBS, amateur radio|
|D band||110 to 170 GHz||1.8 mm to 2.7 mm||EHF transmissions: Radio astronomy, high-frequency microwave radio relay, microwave remote sensing, amateur radio, directed-energy weapon, millimeter wave scanner|
We are slowly building toward an ideal convergence, where a handheld device can do all of those things, and more. The EMP function will be omitted in the for-public-use version, of course. 😉