«

»

Print this Post

Drone/Thermal Evasion Cloak Update

Drone/Thermal Evasion Cloak Update

Drone/Thermal Evasion Cloak Update

A short while ago I posted a teaser photo from a project we are working here at the Tin Hat Ranch, the Drone/Thermal Evasion Cloak.  As you may or may not know, drones use thermal imaging to “see”.  Thermal imaging works in much the same way you can feel heat radiating off of a camp fire.  If you point your hand towards a camp fire the nerves in your hand feel the heat, point it away and it no longer feels heat.  Thermal Imagers, or TI’s, have thousands of tiny nerves that can “feel” the temperature of a scene.  They then process the differences in temperature on each of these “nerves” and make a picture.  One of the most difficult things to do is hide from a drone using thermal imaging, until now, maybe.

We are nearing the final testing phases of creating a cloak that can significantly conceal a person from thermal imaging for a significant amount of time.  Nothing is truly stealthy or fully camouflaged.  An F-22 or B-2 is not invisible to radar, on the contrary, it is visible, but they only give off a signature as if they are small birds.  The best ghille suite is only effective if a person knows how to use it.  The same will be true of our cloak, but it WILL give you a fighting chance.  The camera used in these photos claims detection of a human being out to 500 yards.  In the above photo we are 20 yards from the target.  While not impossible to spot, it would be difficult even at this close range, even with no other concealment.  Here is the person:

Spot the human1

 

 

Here is what a person looks like, wearing street clothing, standing in nearly the same spot:

Human1

Here is another example.  This is what the target looks like, sitting on the lawn without the cloak:

50 yards

 

And cloaked:

50 yards cloaked

 

I will add this, there are some issues, but when understood it will work.  Kind of like expecting Multicam to work when standing in the middle of an empty parking lot.  We are trying to make it work in an empty parking lot.

More updates to come.

Permanent link to this article: http://tinhatranch.com/dronethermal-evasion-cloak-update/

4 pings

  1. Drone Cloak Update: Decision Time - TinHatRanch

    […] you may or may not know, the Tin Hat Ranch has been working on a commercial cloak.  We are about to go to press with the production prototype drone cloak, but we have a decision to […]

  2. How to Hide from Drones/Thermal Imaging - TinHatRanch

    […] forums where people are searching for an answer as to how one can hide from thermal imaging.   We are even working on a method ourselves (sign up to our newsletter on the right side of the page, we will let you know when it becomes […]

  3. Pics and Info: How to Hide from Drones | Pakalert Press

    […] forums where people are searching for an answer as to how one can hide from thermal imaging.   We are even working on a method ourselves.  While I would like to be the first to develop a product […]

Comments have been disabled.