Dolphins Inspire New Radar

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Scientists at the University of Southhampton have created a twin introverted pulse radar based on dolphin hunting techniques.

    Scientists from the University of Southampton got a little dolphin inspiration to develop their new twin introverted pulse radar, or TWIPR, to look for hidden surveillance and explosive devices.  Dolphins blow bubble nets around schools of fish to cluster them together, and use sonar to distinguish the fish from the bubbles.  Inspired by this ability to differentiate, the new radar distinguishes the true “targets” from the “clutter”; basically between electronic circuitry commonly found in espionage equipment from other metallic items like pipe and nails.