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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
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.
Prior Art [8th of 7, Oct 06 2010]
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||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.
||Not an entirely new idea ... <link>
||[8th] the paradummy is prior art for the annotation
above yours. My idea has nothing to do with a full
size dummy soldier.
||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.
||I think I may be working alongside a fair number of these.