May 24, 2012 Current Site Visitors ->
Ultralight Problem Solved
Sonic Barrier spots them every time
|American Patrol -- May 24
Smugglers have been using ulralight airplanes to fly drugs across the border.
They use them because they can't be seen by our border radar. The problem is so severe that Obama signed the Ultralight Aircraft Smuggling Prevention Act of 2012, a bill authored by former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
Now a solution is at hand. Earlier this week American Border Patrol ran a test of the Sonic Barrier to see if it could spot ultralights.
As seen in this video, the ultralight flew across the Sonic Barrier sensor line buried on American Border Patrol's border ranch in Arizona. Each and every time it crossed the Sonic Barrier, an alarm was sent out that an aircraft had been detected.
The Sonic Barrier, also known as IDENTISEIS by its creator, Border Technology, Inc. of Arizona, can detect and identify people, aircraft and vehicles that attempt to cross the border illegally. It can be stretched for thousands of miles at a fraction of the cost of the failed virtual fence.
The system is an adaptation of oil exploration technology. It detects and analyses seismic signals similar to the Navy's passive sonar. As the ultralight flew near the Sonic Barrier, its distinctive sound pattern was immediately recognized and an alarm was sent out over the Internet.
"We have a solution to the problem of detecting ultralights," said Glenn Spencer of American Border Patrol, "Now the question is --- can we solve the political problem of getting it implemented?"
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