February 29, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

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Elon Musk’s satellites to amateur radio, China’s new spy tech tracks all

Chinese scientists have allegedly developed a new “game-changing” military surveillance technology that now means enemy assets have “nowhere to hide,” reports the South China Morning Post (SCMP). The technology is claimed to achieve seamless, wide bandwidth, real-time monitoring, and analysis across the electromagnetic spectrum. It can also pick up ranges from amateur radio broadcasts to more sophisticated devices like Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites.

According to researchers, this technology could enable the Chinese military to detect and track enemy signals with unparalleled speed, instantly decipher the physical characteristics of these signals, and effectively suppress them. Moreover, this can be done without disrupting their communications, ensuring the smooth flow of their signals.

Similar efforts to enhance electronic warfare capabilities have been made in the US arsenal, specifically in the areas of signal intelligence (SIGINT), electronic support (ES), and electronic attack (EA). The US has invested in advanced technologies to improve its capability to monitor, analyze, and respond to electromagnetic signals.

The project lead scientist, Yang Kai, and his team from the School of Information and Electronics at the Beijing Institute of Technology published details of a revolutionary technology in a peer-reviewed paper in the Chinese academic journal Radio Communications Technology on January 17.

Read more – Interesting Engineering: https://bit.ly/49ozKqi