Radio Frequency Bioeffects Viewed for Non-Lethal Weapons

The effects of radio frequency (RF) microwave (MW) radiation on the human nervous system and their potential for use in non-lethal weaponry were discussed in a new summary report (pdf) prepared for the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

“Although the Department of Defense is one of the world’s largest developers and users of RF/MW-emitting systems for radar, communication and anti-electronic weaponry purposes, the use of RF/MW radiation as a non-lethal weapon per se has not yet been realized,” according to the authors.

“Most likely this is because the effects of exposure of biological systems to RF/MW fields at levels that do not produce thermal effects are largely unknown,” the unclassified report states.

“The overall objective of the research funded by this grant was to begin laying the foundation upon which RF/WM technology can be developed that would have an application for non-lethal weaponry uses, such as stunning/immobilizing the enemy.”

See “Interdisciplinary Research Project to Explore the Potential for Developing Non-Lethal Weapons Based on Radiofrequency/Microwave Bioeffects” by Gale L. Craviso and Indira Chatterjee, University of Nevada, January 31, 2006 (1.3 MB PDF).

Update: DefenseTech has more here and here.

17 Responses to “Radio Frequency Bioeffects Viewed for Non-Lethal Weapons”

  1. Neil Davison April 4, 2006 at 4:45 AM #

    Some further information about this research is available in Bradford NLW Project, Research Report No. 8, pp. 37-8.
    See: http://www.bradford.ac.uk/acad/nlw/

  2. Jim April 6, 2006 at 2:38 AM #

    It’s about time DOD thought about such a thing. It has been reported in the past in some cases, I’m thinking of South America, or Africa, that UFOs have used such a weapon on people, where they rip off their clothing because they get hot.

  3. Marie April 6, 2006 at 3:16 AM #

    You have not even mentioned the harmful affects of H A R P. There is no one to speak for the creatures of the Sea, or to be able to prove that
    H A R P is affecting the weather patterns.

  4. paul lesho April 6, 2006 at 4:36 AM #

    You,maybe; Would not beleave what they are doing out here in the woods in western washington& Oregon.They have remote controlled infered aereol spycraft that can see through metal.they allso use microwave transmissions or deffently have on me any way out in the woods @ camp Rilea or. When I was hit with it it made a fizzing noise in my head. I looked around and saw a humvee with what looked like a sattlelight dish on it pointing at me. there is alot more but I”LL stop at this point:you”re RIGHT!

  5. Angela Davies April 6, 2006 at 9:47 AM #

    SHAME ON ALL OF YOU

  6. brewster April 6, 2006 at 3:44 PM #

    VERY interesting

  7. George Todd April 6, 2006 at 4:19 PM #

    Has there ever been a military application for Horizontal Drilling. The Telecommunication/Utility Companies use it regularly.

  8. JAMES McCAULEY April 6, 2006 at 7:30 PM #

    very intresting articele phaser set on stun.what are danger on microwave energies,to the human body & brain?& what do these devices look,like anything like the star trek devices,or something like the INVADER WEAPONS WITH THE VIESCREEN ON TOP OF THE GUN,THIS WAS SHOWN IN THE INVADERS!JAMES,OUT.

  9. JAMES McCAULEY April 6, 2006 at 7:30 PM #

    very intresting articele phaser set on stun.what are danger on microwave energies,to the human body & brain?& what do these devices look,like anything like the star trek devices,or something like the INVADER WEAPONS WITH THE VIESCREEN ON TOP OF THE GUN,THIS WAS SHOWN IN THE INVADERS!JAMES,OUT.

  10. JAMES McCAULEY April 6, 2006 at 7:30 PM #

    very intresting articele phaser set on stun.what are danger on microwave energies,to the human body & brain?& what do these devices look,like anything like the star trek devices,or something like the INVADER WEAPONS WITH THE VIESCREEN ON TOP OF THE GUN,THIS WAS SHOWN IN THE INVADERS!JAMES,OUT.

  11. JAMES McCAULEY April 6, 2006 at 7:30 PM #

    very intresting articele phaser set on stun.what are danger on microwave energies,to the human body & brain?& what do these devices look,like anything like the star trek devices,or something like the INVADER WEAPONS WITH THE VIESCREEN ON TOP OF THE GUN,THIS WAS SHOWN IN THE INVADERS!JAMES,OUT.

  12. Elizabeth Lockhart April 7, 2006 at 9:38 AM #

    Interesting stuff on CtoC = Thanks. Much has been my personal expr – I just want to know who “they” are. ETs? FBI? NSA? CIA? Why would they want to use me? I’ll keep digging. Love ya

  13. Rauni Kilde MD (Finland) April 18, 2006 at 9:32 AM #

    Why are you spreading so much disinfo in the US about RF/MW nonlehtal weapons-at use TODAY in so many coutries.European union has 1999 suggested a global ban and even state of Michigan law since 1.1.04 gives severe punishments for the use of it.Scientific disinfo is distasteful for whatever reason why do we have scientists?

  14. Andrew Drazdik Jr November 19, 2007 at 4:06 PM #

    I witnessed the RF testing center in San Diego California for Sony Electronics. I am not sure that the cathode ray tube is completly safe unless this type of FCC, Underwriters Limited (UL) testing is completed. Even so remember RCA and Zeinth, which were American companies, sold the intellectual property rights to Japanese companies. Is Japan going to become responsble to Underwriters Limited for the safety of the United States of America populace with RF technology?

    In the worst case scenario their population density would make more efficient targets, espeically Tokyo, if a counterstrike was necessary with nuclear RF radiation via Air Force or US Navy weapons.

  15. Chuck Samsinak August 8, 2008 at 5:31 AM #

    It isnt even possible to reply rationally to so much irrationality (humvee aiming a sat dish at me and my brain was a fizzin=stop taking drugs=the fizzing is because you are a psycho, but of course it is easier to believe in cia nsa etc. conspiracy theories what did you say your name is Fox Mulder ) just the other day I saw a police cruiser…and I just know he was aiming a radar device at me….my guess is that they were sent after me by the CIA but who knows? Maybe they were really from Andromexia 7 which is a planet in the 6th dimensional galaxy and they are sending radar and electronomicrospectralinfiltration rays at the Earth so that they can control President Barrack Clintona(everything is really just black and white) oh god I cant go on, people believe everything and anything that is bad or evil but it has no relative value in the world ….people are dying of diseases(of course made by the cia) and are dying of hunger …the planet is being destroyed etc. …… and people, it isnt because of UFOs ,the CIA,USA,NSA,BBC,CNN,KGB, it is because people. If you all think there is some kind of conspiracy then do something about it……otherwise get a life and work on being a little less naive and a little better person ….what ever happened to the good old encyclopaedia…
    oh … and I remember that RCA had a cute little dog and great radios and programs and Zenith had pretty super TVs!!!!

  16. T.A. October 28, 2008 at 1:00 PM #

    Chuck S. can laugh all he wants, and his laughter is either utter ignorance or the guilty laugh of someone who KNOWS our government is anonymously harassing thousands of its own citizens. Or if not our government, then some other mega-sized organization capable of amassing the resources needed to mess with ordinary people 24-7. THOUSANDS of us are telling our story online, and our stories are remarkably similar and all involve the likely use of electronic devices to harass us. I am under the care of a psychiatrist who has stated quite clearly that I am not schizophrenic or psychotic, but rather an utterly sane person being anonymously harassed. Visit my blog and open your eyes. Sick people are let loose in the land.

  17. Andrew Drazdik Jr January 18, 2011 at 9:26 PM #

    Non-Leathal Weapons beside RF have to be monitored as mentioned. The more interesting research with antenna designs, and the smith chart analysis of frequency could offer a whole new field of secrecy intelligence with cell phones, radio, and atmospheric measurements using RF frequencies. As with all technology as a weapon the leathality is determined by the ethics of end user, and morality of the society which condones it.