Skip to comments.Stealth Hoodie Hides Wearer From Drones
Posted on 01/18/2013 5:43:20 PM PST by BenLurkin
Surveillance cameras are ubiquitous, especially in the U.K.. and in the United States, Congress has already approved the use of drones for domestic surveillance. ...
New York-based artist Adam Harvey doesnt like it one bit. So hes taken it upon himself to design anti-surveillance clothing to foil government snoopers.
An Invisibility Cloak For Heat
Harvey has been looking at the effects of such surveillance on culture for some time. Last year he designed a kind of face makeup called CVDazzle to avert face-recognition software.
In the spirit of fooling cameras and messing with surveillance Harvey has now come out in a set of hoodies and scarves that block thermal radiation from the infrared scanners drones use. Wearing the fabric would make that part of the body look black to a drone, so the image would appear like disembodied legs. He also designed a pouch for cell phones that shields them from trackers by blocking the radio signals the phone emits. For those airport X-ray machines, he has a shirt with a printed design that blocks the radiation from ones heart.
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I have heard of guys using an umbrella to hide their infrared signal from FLIR.
Once upon a time, that is.
Print a copy of the Constitution on top of a hat. The Govt will avert it’s eyes quickly.
Better than invisibility. No chance of them seeing you when they REFUSE to look.
I watched an Apache FLIR video from A-Stan where a Tolly-Bon walked into the hot smoke and hot ground of a grassfire- and utterly disappeared. His buds that ran up a hillside, got smoked, one after another with the 30. The Apache gunner gave up on the Invisible Man, and went after the runners.
His designs seem to be no more than a political statement and provide no true protection from surveillance.
To truly hide your image from IR surveillance would require a complete body covering. Such a covering would likely kill the person wearing it do to over heating of the body.
To hide the bodys waste heat the clothing must reflect the heat back to the body.
If you look at the photos accompanying the article you will notice that the hoodie only covers the head and shoulders. The rest of the body is uncovered and free to shed body heat.
At night, I put a flashing IR led on my shoulder so it appears that I'm part of whatever 'task force' happens to be around through night vision.
It's not like this stuff is rocket science. Cooks can do it.
When Adam Harvey makes these hoodies with Thinsulate liners and Mossy Oak patterns he’ll be a billionaire.
The arms race continues.
I want one while it’s still legal, just to be on the safe side.
I was pretty impressed with that screen gizmo that Tom Cruise had in MI3, so I built one. I put the screen on the back of my car. I figured I could drive as fast as I wanted to drive. I went zipping by a speed trap. Well, I couldn’t afford all that gee whiz technology that Tom Cruise had. I had an old slide projector with some vacation slides, so I projected that onto the screen at the back of the car. It worked pretty good for awhile, but the policeman figured me out when he saw the slide of me peeing in Old Faithful. Dad told me to do it. The Rangers threatened to feed me to a bear.
Ive often wondered if a ‘space blanket’ lining of a gillie suit would block all IR, or perhaps a ‘shake and bake’ type enclosure like I used to carry on wildland fires.
Nothing will totally block IR.
But you may reduce it to the point that most IR cameras will not detect it above the background.
Why wait for designer, these are here already/
Whatever man can make, man can break.