Active Camo MJOLNIR???

Not open for further replies.
This kinda went off topic...anyways i think the clear armor idea may work how ever, since you only painted the inside and the out side remains untouched. If light were to hit it wouldn't it act like a mirror and jsut shine like the sun?
I heard about that tech a few years back but just now found footage. Basically, it is a whole bunch of tiny micro cameras, only 1 pixel in size, next to a pixel. The camera takes the color it sees most of and transfers it to the pixel opposite it. Not sure how they did the block/ball, but thats how the jacket is done.

now thats pretty cool. not completely invisible, obviously, but, if you were to stand still, and in a spot of shadow, I think youd be near undetectable. Ya know, except for heat signatures and whatnot.
Actually, I believe it does work for heat signatures because the heat sigs pick up the infrared light, which this is supposed to filter out through the jacket.

As far as completely invisible, it is perfect to the halo active camo.

the jacket is a real technology, I have seen it in person. It was at some conference for technology companies working for the government. The guy was walking around, leading people to his booth. It was pretty cool.
interesting but if you can line armor with that material and undersuit make it the color we want when we dont want to look camo, your set except for the visor which shouldn't be that big of a problem
Not really cameras persay, more like light amplifiers. A straight fibre optic strand would not produce a bright enough image, the amplifiers are like lenses that can give it a little more punch. So it is basically a single pixel camera.

FinAeros said:
Ah, yeah, that would work.

They also could, conceivably, have lensed the ends of the fiber optics.

did I say that? I need to get better at describing things :hyper:
Last edited by a moderator:
The video was pretty interesting, but i doubt anyone of us has enough money to make an armor set out of it.
Anywho, I wasn't really thinking of actually trying to make you invisible when you put it on, i just thought the effect would look cool. Plus you would probably get a lot of compliments about how awesome it looked.
Either way, i'm not going to be able to make an armor set anytime soon, so if any of you people wanted to do it, be my guest. I just want some pictures of it when your done.
Basically, it is a whole bunch of tiny micro cameras, only 1 pixel in size, next to a pixel. The camera takes the color it sees most of and transfers it to the pixel opposite it. Not sure how they did the block/ball, but thats how the jacket is done.
I'm pretty certain that jacket just works with pixel tracking and a digital projector, no fancy tiny cameras anywhere just one, that feeds an image to a computer, it works like a blue screen stage, there was an article in new scientist about this a while back.
Real invisibility is being worked on at the moment though, there are researchers who can make objects invisible by bending light around them, they cant do visible light yet, but it will only be a matter of time. I saw that Japanese one a while back, and to be honest I cant see any real combat application for it because all it is, is a guy with a white jacket getting the background projected onto him, it wouldn't work at night because it requires ambient contrast, so the soldier would look like a tv screen with a gun, not very invisible. Granted the military could have/develop some cool system involving rgb lasers with complex tracking software, "painting" dynamic camouflage on soldiers but, for troops it would be a bit pointless, as the lasers would have to be behind the advancing enemy for them to see the illusion and would have to have a clear line of sight to soldier that it was camouflaging. If you can put a laser behind the enemy, why not put soldiers there instead, shoot the baddies and take their flag? That being said, a friend of mines cousin, was on the team of researchers in Melbourne that "teleported" light from one point to another instantaneously, without it travelling. If somehow that light could be persuaded to contain colour information, perhaps a camouflage of sorts could be teleported onto a soldiers body. I doubt that will happen anytime soon though, there is a big difference between a single photon in a lab and billions of them on a battle field, trying to form a meaningful image.

Here's a little blurb about that project
Researchers from Tokyo University in Japan have developed an early prototype of adaptive camouflage. Their approach is simple: A video camera on the back of a white rain jacket collects an image that is projected onto the front of the jacket as if it were a movie screen. The jacket is made of a retroreflective material that clearly shows the projected image. Although casually glancing at the jacket reveals a ghostly image of whatever is behind it, this approach is little more than a parlor trick; it requires a separate projector and only works from front-on (see photo above, courtesy of Tachi Laboratory/Tokyo University).
Last edited by a moderator:
Not open for further replies.