The plasma gun sound created in the US - VIDEO PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 16 August 2015 09:00
The US military is developing a new type of weapon that causes the enemy to retreat. This non-lethal weapon that uses a very loud sound. The developer of the Laser-Induced Plasma Effect (LIPE) is a division of the Department of Defense Joint Non-Lethal weapons Program (JNLWP). weapon works by plasma - a substance that is not in one of the three physical states: gaseous, liquid and solid. In a state of high doses of plasma energy pull electrons from atomic nuclei, creating ions. The result is a material that has both electrical and magnetic properties, and may take the form of light. weapons LIPE involves firing an extremely short flashes of high-energy directed. The flash lasts only one nanosecond (one billionth of a second). energy creates a blue plasma ball. Other emissions from energy lasers run the ball, creating a sound volume of 130 dB, which is comparable to the noise of overflying next fighter. We have demonstrated the technology work in the laboratory at a distance less than 100 meters. The next step will be to increase the range of lesions, - said the representative JNLWP Resource Defense One. The total cost of the study is estimated at $ 3 million. The project also involved the company's Physical Optics and GEOST. It is worth noting that this is not the first experience of JNLWP plasma weapons. In 2002, a project was launched Pulsed energy Projectile, aimed at creating a sound emitter capable knock down the living end. It is scheduled for release in 2007. However, since information about it has ceased to appear in the media. Meanwhile, in 2004 the US Navy began testing anti-missile weapon called plasma Plasma Point Defense. Since then, about him and nothing had been heard. Sound power current plasma systems can reach 90-100 dB. We are trying to exceed the level of 130 dB, - said in a statement JNLWP. It is reported that in recent years, laser technology was sufficiently developed to achieve this level of sound. JNLWP plans to test prototypes LIPE-guns over the next few months. The final results of the evaluation of the program will be announced in May 2016.