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NASA-DHS develop portable device to detect victims trapped in rubble piles.
09-26-2013, 09:40 PM #1
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But what if I don't want to be detected or located?13.gif




PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are collaborating on a first-of-its-kind portable radar device to detect the heartbeats and breathing patterns of victims trapped in large piles of rubble resulting from a disaster.

The prototype technology, called Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response (FINDER) can locate individuals buried as deep as 30 feet (about 9 meters) in crushed materials, hidden behind 20 feet (about 6 meters) of solid concrete, and from a distance of 100 feet (about 30 meters) in open spaces.

Developed in conjunction with Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate, FINDER is based on remote-sensing radar technology developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., to monitor the location of spacecraft JPL manages for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington.

"FINDER is bringing NASA technology that explores other planets to the effort to save lives on ours," said Mason Peck, chief technologist for NASA and principal advisor on technology policy and programs. "This is a prime example of intergovernmental collaboration and expertise that has a direct benefit to the American taxpayer."

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/jpl/news/fin...30925.html
09-26-2013, 09:50 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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Oh don't worry about it. Their intentions are most noble, they're only trying to help.


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09-26-2013, 09:52 PM #3
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Oh yeah. I keep forgetting about that.
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09-26-2013, 09:56 PM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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What's another meter when you've dug down 9? I'd go 35' - 40' min. 13.gif It'll come in handy to find survivalists, not that it would ever be used for nefarious purposes.
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Better hope it's dry where your UG bunker is.

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09-26-2013, 10:02 PM #5
yankees skier
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Could easily be adapted as a gunsight or targeting system I bet. coffeetime.gif

I can see it now: "set to Tea Party mode, Captain"

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09-26-2013, 10:10 PM #6
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(09-26-2013, 10:02 PM)yankees Wrote:  Could easily be adapted as a gunsight or targeting system I bet. coffeetime.gif

I can see it now: "set to Tea Party mode, Captain"

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Yep, won't take long to get the hardware miniaturized to fit a quad rail.



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