Quantum radar detects stealth aircraft
Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Matthew 25:40
Our translation of an article from Russkaya Gazeta with a Commentary by Vince Dhimos. Comments in square brackets are also by Vince Dhimos.
The Israelis are afraid that their stealth F-35s might be visible to radar employed by Russia as part of their new tiered air defences in Syria, although Russia has not said a word about their radar, except to say that they can see the F-35s. The Russians have performed miracles before, such as using electronic warfare wonder weapons to disable US aircraft used to kill Syrians, and they themselves have never told the world about these secret jamming devices – which are now part of the layered air defences in Syria. It was the head of US Special Operations who let the cat out of the bag at a high-meeting of the military where he complained that his AC-130 gunships were almost inoperable due to “the most aggressive electronic warfare environment on the planet.” So since the Russians are so close-mouthed about their wonder weapons, people are starting to wonder if they are secretly using quantum radar in Syria – something they have been working on for years (details below).
Quantum physics is kind of like religion. No one can fully explain its mechanism, but if you believe in it, you can work miracles to solve problems facing humankind. The article in translation below relates to a Chinese quantum radar system that can be used to see aircraft said to be radar invisible. The Chinese have developed it to the point that it can detect and image objects in the sky 100 kilometres away. I suspect that if the Russians have also reached this level of development, they won’t tell us, at least not until the war in Syria is over and the US has pulled out.
The mysterious field of quantum optics is based on the impossible: a particle (called an entangled photon) left in a radar system will undergo changes mirroring the same changes in a particle (another entangled photon) far away – as far as 100 km. It’s a phenomenon that Einstein called “spooky action.” Einstein predicted this based on his thought research but said it was unlikely to occur in the real world.
He was wrong. Scientists have now observed this spooky phenomenon in real experiments in which “ghost images” are created. It has applications in medicine such as the imaging of internal parts of the body not visible to ordinary light.
China has shown the world's first quantum radar
Nov. 8th, 2018
At the aerospace show in Zhuhai, the state-owned company China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC) demonstrated a prototype of a proprietary quantum radar system.
“Work in this area has been conducted for many years by our 14th research institute. In 2015, the prototype radar was tested for the first time,” a CETC representatives told Aviation Week. In their opinion, quantum radar will be able to easily detect unobtrusive targets and will be immune to electronic jamming systems.
In short, the radar works like this. The beam of light is divided in half, part of the photons is sent into space to search for targets, the other remains in the emitter as a reference. The photon reflected by the target returns to the radar, connects with its pair and is processed by the computing system. All other electromagnetic particles that have fallen into the receiver: daylight, enemy-set interference, false targets, etc. ”do not have a reference pair and are therefore discarded. In addition to noise immunity, quantum radar allows you to see not the target mark, but its image, which makes it possible to classify an object and choose the best tool for its interception.
[Makes not sense to you? Quantum physics actually makes no sense to anyone. Einstein predicted that a change in a particle far away from another could cause an identical change in the other. He called it “spooky action” and said that in the real world, it probably could not happen, regardless of his theory. But it turns out that it does in fact happen. The result, applied in medicine, for example, is sometimes called “ghost imaging.” There is nothing to understand. It is like religion. Believing is sufficient. Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Matthew 25:40]
Work on quantum emitters is being carried out in Russia - on the basis of the Institute of Long-Range Radar.
Radar will have eyes
A group of specialists based on the Research Institute of Long-Range Radar is developing a radically new X-band radar station operating on the basis of radiophoton technologies.
The work is led by the head of the working group of the scientific and technical council of the Military-Industrial Commission on radiophotonics, Alexey Nikolaevich Shulunov. The first steps that can be considered successful have been made. It seems that a new era is opening up in conventional radar, which now seems like science fiction.
Probably, everyone who has graduated from at least high school knows what radar is. But not even a very large circle of specialists knows what photonic radar is. To simplify, the new technology allows one to combine the incompatible - radio waves and light. In this case, an electron flux must be converted into a photon flux and vice versa. The task, which yesterday was beyond reality, can be solved in the near future. What will come of it?
For example, the basis of systems for radar missile defence systems and the tracking of space objects is huge radar complexes. The equipment is housed in multi-storey buildings. The use of photonic technologies will allow all control and data processing systems to fit in much smaller dimensions - literally in several rooms. At the same time, the technical capabilities of radar for detecting even small objects at a distance of thousands of kilometres will only increase. Moreover, due to the use of photon technologies on the radar screen, the target will show up not as a blip, but as an image – something that is unattainable with conventional radar. That is, the operator, instead of the usual dot of light, will see what is actually flying — an airplane, a rocket, a flock of birds or a meteorite — it is worth repeating, even thousands of kilometres from the radar.
Now all radar systems – military and civilian – operate in a strictly defined frequency range, which complicates the technical design and leads to a varied radar nomenclature. Photon radar will achieve the highest degree of unification. This radar can instantly tune in a very wide spectrum of operating frequencies – from the metre to the millimetre range.
It has long been no secret that so-called stealth aircraft are clearly visible in the metre spectrum, but their coordinates are most accurately provided by centimetre and millimetre-range stations. Therefore, in the air defence systems, metre stations with very large antennas and more compact centimetre-range antennas function simultaneously. But the photon radar, scanning space in the long frequency range, will detect the same “invisibility” without any problems and, by instantly changing to a broadband signal and a high frequency, they can determine the exact coordinates of the target in altitude and distance.
This is just radar. Revolutionary changes will occur in electronic warfare, in the transmission of information and its protection, in computing technology and much more. It is easier to say what radiophotonics will not affect.
In essence, a fundamentally new branch of the high-tech industry will be created. The problem is extremely difficult, and therefore many leading research centres of the country, university science departments, and a number of industrial enterprises are involved in its solution. According to Shulunov, the work is carried out in close connection with the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Economic Development, the Ministry of Science and Education. Recently, the president of Russia has taken control of these.
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