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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Military RFID Sensors Hidden Inside Fake Rocks?
Scientists and the military often share a common quality: imagination. For example, in this article the Financial Times reports that the U.S. military is developing RFID sensors that will be installed in fake little rocks.

These 'rocks' which will be the size of golf balls, will be sent from an aircraft and will detect enemies by 'listening' to them from 20 to 30 meters. These sensors should be operational within 18 months and they should be cheap enough to leave them on the battlefield after they completed their tasks.

Read more for some other details and references, and post your comments if you have additional information about this project.
:: posted by Roland Piquepaille, 2:20 PM Comments (1)
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At 5:03 PM, TrekBody said...

Thought I read an article a while ago about smart "dirt". You broadcast the stuff over a battlefield, and as the dirt gets disturbed/crushed, it sends out RF signal that can be picked up by aircraft/satellite. I think they were working on getting the size smaller than current rice-grain sized RFID. Might be the ultimate goal of this project...


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