Saturday, December 08, 2007

Next Generation Stealth Technology As UFOs (Greg Bishop)

Based on a recent comment by reader "euphemystic" on another post, I started looking up information on aircraft stealth technology and Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLEDs.)

OLEDs are a new type of LED displays that are actually printed on a thin, flexible polymer medium. This type of display is already used in some cel phones and rumored to be coming on the new ipod nano. Sony has just released an 11-inch OLED video monitor that is 3 millimeters thick.

There seems to be no reason why this material could not have been adapted to use for visual stealth applications. By "visual stealth," I am implying the forbidden-as-wacko-if-you-mention-it word "invisibility."

1 comment:

dad2059 said...

Not as whacko as one would think. Individual soldier invisibility tech ala "Predator" movie type has been in the public domain for a couple of years now. It was even brought up in a Discovery Channel doc series, 2057 this past year.

Paint on invisibility is just a natural progression of this.