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Detecting prey with high-frequency signals
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- Title Detecting prey with high-frequency signals
- Released 12/10/2005 4:15 pm
- Copyright (c) Merlin D. Tuttle, Bat Conservation International, www.batcon.org
The Brazilian Tadarida bat has given name to the new security scanner Tadar built by Farran Technology. Tadar can ‘see’ all its objects, not just metallic items, by the use of millimetre-waves to detect and identify suspicious objects hidden under clothing or to see through cloud and fog, in the same way that the Tadarida bat uses high-frequency signals to navigate and locate insect prey in the dark. The Tadar system is based on advanced microwave technology that Farran has developed for space systems.