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Modern combat aircraft have major parts of the
used as antenna for more surface area. I propose
attach to the outside of these aircraft, under the
plates of phased array antenna operating
The plate would consist of many
each pixel able to connect to or
disconnect from its neighbor by the control of a
computer. The central computer would decide the
efficient set of conducting surface area to connect
current purpose: Different lengths, widths, depths,
locations would yield better results for different
Efficient sending and receiving on an almost limitless
range of bandwidths would be possible.
would also be possible to use the signals from these
to learn where around the aircraft the signal is
Bonus 2:The spread of a signal could be
easily detected and multiple sources easily
Bonus 3: many tiny antenna for
Bonus 4: large antenna for jamming
sending signals a long way.
Bonus 5: Signals could
sent from just the front or just the back of the
confuse incoming missiles.
Bonus 6: By sending
information to an offboard supercomputer genetic
algorithms could be used to design the perfect
configuration for a particular purpose at a particular
Bonus 7: Easy spoofing of radar returns
A primitive version is discussed
[Voice, May 30 2014]
||Excellent. I was going to comment on the fact that
there are no annotations, but...
||Interesting. A Field-Programmable Antenna Array.