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soldier decoy

Throw speakers and frighten enemies with them
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This small device would imitate the sounds of a person trying to be quiet. It would be surrounded by foam so it could be thrown. It could also make a sound above human hearing range or send a radio signal for integration into the augmented reality devices already made. (it would show up in friendly troops glasses as a decoy)

It would also be capable of shining very dim light on nearby walls at night to make it look like a person is there.
Voice, Oct 03 2010

Paradummy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradummy
Prior Art [8th of 7, Oct 06 2010]


       This could be a pretty good idea. I wonder if you could have a hand grenade type affair from which one of these blows up inflated by a gas cartridge. Then for sound have a series of charges that pop every few minutes to simulate gunfire.   

       I wouldn't think you'd need to spend much effort making it look like a soldier, just have a human size mass in a faux ghillie suit with the occassional pop of a charge and puff of smoke to divert the enemy's attention.   

       More for a diversion than to scare anybody, this might come in handy I'd think, if for no other reason than to draw the enemy's fire to help locate them.
doctorremulac3, Oct 06 2010

       Not an entirely new idea ... <link>   

       Widely known to exist.
8th of 7, Oct 06 2010

       [8th] the paradummy is prior art for the annotation above yours. My idea has nothing to do with a full size dummy soldier.
Voice, Oct 06 2010

       The paradummies were nothing like full-size. In many cases they weren't even that realistic, certainly nothing as complicated as portrayed in "The Longest Day" movie.
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Oct 06 2010

       I think I may be working alongside a fair number of these.
bungston, Oct 06 2010


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