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Re: Holes In The Cloud Deck - Maccabee

From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul>
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2007 23:08:30 -0500
Fwd Date: Mon, 08 Jan 2007 11:16:19 -0500
Subject: Re: Holes In The Cloud Deck - Maccabee


>From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2007 16:13:15 -0000
>Subject: Re: Holes In The Cloud Deck>


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>A different angle, if we're looking at technology, is the
>following patent for a cloud-punching laser device for military
>surveillance. CO2 lasers of the type mentioned work in the
>infrared:

>http://www.freepatentsonline.com/4411487.html

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>"A device for seeing through an aerosol cloud cover comprising a
>high power laser source which produces a laser output that is
>directed ... through said aerosol cloud cover to produce a hole
>therein, and means... for viewing objects camouflaged by said
>cloud cover.

>2. A device as set forth in claim 1, wherein said high power
>laser is a pulsed CO2 laser and the output from said laser having
>a hole at its center with the laser output being projected on
>said mirror and around said hole in said mirror.

>3. A device as set forth in claim 1, wherein said viewing means
>is a thermal imaging device of the infrared type.

>4. A device as set forth in claims 2 or 3, wherein said laser
>has an output of about 5,000 to about 10,000 joules per pulse."

>I suppose in an O'Hare type situation a downward-directed maser
>beam beneath an ascending object might keep a relatively
>well-defined cloud hole open for some time after it had passed
>though. The directionality and various possible pulse v. cw
>characteristics of such a coherent emission would obviously make
>a big difference to any calculation of power generated from pwer
>density "on target".

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I wouldn't want to be "in the beam" that could quickly evaporate a
30-40 (or larger?) foot diameter hole in a moderately thick cloud.




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