Amended FOI re:UK/US use of weapons I previously gave the misnomer 'Voice of God 'weapon systems

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Paul Gaffney

Dear Sir or Madam,

I have read that that the US forces has experimented with the use of such weapons (...microwave weapons,etc)in Afghanistan/Iraq .I am writing to enquire
1)if this is true,
2)whether UK forces have used them, and further
3))if the use of such weapons is legal or if the opposite is trued and such being the should be investigated and referred to instiution such as the International Criminal Court.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Gaffney LLB BA

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"HENNESSY, Mike to me
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Dear Mr Gaffney,

The Chairman of the Committee, James Arbuthnot MP, has asked me to respond to your e-mail of 14 October concerning microwave weapons.

The Committee will shortly be undertaking its inquiry into defence equipment: Members will be free to raise whatever issues they wish to, and I am sure that if any share your concerns that inquiry will provide them with the opportunity to ask the MoD relevant questions.

Yours Sincerely,

Mike Hennessy

Michael Hennessy
Clerk
Defence Committee
House of Commons
London SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 3280"

Paul GaffneyLLB BA

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Tomorrow's the thirteenth.You should have replied by then.......

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Paul Gaffney

Dear Sir or Madam,

Today is the thirteenth.The time alloted by the Freedom of Information act is up.I believe I have annotated the original FOI with some details you may find of interest.

Yours faithfully,

Paul GaffneyLLB BA

Paul Gaffney

Dear Ministry of Defence,
please raed the following

Technological Simulation of Hallucination
John J. McMurtrey, M. S. a and Edward A. Moore, M. D. b
Copyright 2005, 6 Jan. 2008
ABSTRACT
Background: Psychiatrists frequently evaluate complaints of remote sound
transmission. Aim: Evidence for technologies capable of remote sound or voice
transmission isolated to individuals is surveyed along with target tracking capacity that
can maintain apparent psychosis. Method: Examination of government reports,
engineering databases, the patent database post 1976, PubMed, and the Internet for
available pertinent authentic sources. Results: Ultrasound and radio frequency voice
transmission are described as methods to remotely isolate voice to individuals. Accounts
of ultrasound and radio frequency energy forms used on people also exist. Conclusion:
Evidence indicates development of technologies capable of remotely isolating sound and
voice to an individual. Covert misuse of such technologies would result in simulated
hallucination, which has no diagnostic recognition.
“Such a device has obvious applications in covert operations designed to drive a target
crazy with ‘voices’ or deliver undetectable instructions to a programmed assassin.”
--Robert O. Becker regarding microwave hearing voice transmission, who was twice
Nobel Prize nominated for biological electromagnetic fields research. 1
a Corresponding author. Email- [email address] Address: 903 N. Calvert St., Baltimore MD
21202.
b Affiliated with University of Texas at San Antonio, College of Engineering. Emailedmoorester@
gmail.com Address: 403 Terrell Rd., San Antonio, Texas 78209.
INTRODUCTION c
Medical professionals regard the perception of voice or sound, which cannot be
heard by others nearby as hallucination excepting only tinnitus, and deem such
phenomena as psychotic manifestations on persistent, disturbing complaint. Though
‘hearing voices’ can involve numerous diagnoses, 2 this symptom is often considered
characteristic in schizophrenia with 47-98% prevalence, 3 but the symptom has reported
prevalence in dissociative identity disorder (DID) of 30-64%, 4 and in bipolar disorder of
7-48%. 5 Patients frequently believe that such voices are externally transmitted to them. 6
Apparently unrecognized by the psychiatric community, two technologies have the
described capacity to remotely transmit voice or sound in an individually isolated
manner. Considering that misuse of such technologies could simulate hallucination and
confuse diagnosis, the available body of evidence for such capacity is reviewed.
Herein is substantiated:
1. Development of remote ultrasound and radio frequency technologies
for transmitting sound or voice, which can be isolated to an individual.
2. Human tracking technologies.
3. Reports and published anecdotes of ultrasound and radio frequency
energy use against people.
c Abbreviations: ATC = American Technology Corporation. ABR = Auditory Brainstem Response. DID =
Dissociative Identity Disorder. FOIA = Freedom of Information Act. Hz = cycles per second, and is an
eponym honorific abbreviation for Heinrich Rudolph Hertz. LRAD = Long Range Acoustic Device. MHz
= Mega-Hertz denoting one million cycles per second.
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METHODS
Literature examination by relevant terminology was performed on PubMed,
National Technical Information Service, Google search, US and European patent office
databases, as well as Compendex, the Wilson Web, and Inspec. Ultrasound and
microwave bioeffects references were also cross examined for relevance per article.
Inclusion/exclusion criteria are pertinence and authenticity.
Time series bibliometry of citations from the most recent radio frequency hearing
review was plotted in histogram with differentiation of known military support (Figure 1,
presently only papers in 1967, and 1975 are unexamined, now indicated no military
support.) The significance of difference in total publication rate was assessed by t-test d
of means for baseline publication prior to 1972 either as considered from the 1956
citation of advertisement with microwave hearing mention or the 1961 more definitive
Frey substantiation compared with the 1973-1980 apparent publication upslope.
Regression was plotted for the baseline with no upward trend, and per the concerns of
single case time series analysis, 7 the 1973-1980 upslope data were adjusted by per datum
d t – test equation:
_ _
__x_-_y____
__________
/ sx
2 sy
2
. \/ nx + ny
Where:
(The back slash-forward slash and underline combination above represent the
square root of the denominator terms.)
_ _
x and y are the mean of the respective populations compared.
sx and sy are the standard deviations of the respective populations.
nx and ny are the numbers of samples in the population.
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subtraction of the mean from Frey 1961 through 1972 publication baseline for the
presented p value (all t-tests are highly significant.)
ULTRASOUND VOICE TRANSMISSION
The loud, steady production of two different tones results in a third tone equal to
the frequency difference between the original tones. The sounds so created are known as
the tones of Tartini 8 who was an 18th century violinist, and result from air non-linearity
that causes sound to scatter itself. The effect also occurs in water for sonar generators
called parametric arrays, with the short ultrasound wavelength permitting high directional
projection. Acoustic tones produced in air by ultrasound beams were first reported in
1962, 9 followed by several abstract reports 10 11 12 and then had more complete
publication. 13 Voice modulated on an ultrasound beam is caused to peal off by another
ultrasound beam in loudspeakers for directionally projecting audio sound, 14 15 16 17 with
mathematical prediction compared to experimental results. 18 19 Basic methods for such
speakers are described in the Audio Engineering Handbook. 20 Recently reported are
improvements in emitters, 21 and directivity. 22 Though utilized as a term in many reports,
‘loudspeaker’ has somewhat misleading connotations for these speakers, since virtual
point sound sources are generated within the ultrasound beams 23 without scattering
outside the beam intersection. 23 A recipient perceives this sound projection technique
as originating within the head without directional orientation as described from
demonstrations for an audio engineering society, 24 an engineering news article, 25 and
Popular Science 26 as well as non-lethal weapon applications patents.
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An ultrasound voice transmission patent clearly focuses on non-lethal weapon use
against crowds or as directed at an individual. 27 Communication that is understood as an
inner voice can have powerful emotional reactions in people, “since most cultures
attribute inner voices either as a sign of madness, or as messages from spirits or demons.”
23 Another ultrasound voice transmission patent describes sound production particularly
within cavities such as the ear canal. 28 An individual readily understands communication
by the device across a noisy crowded room without discernment by others nearby. Sound
can also be made to appear as originating from mid-air or from surfaces by reflection.
American Technology Corporation (ATC) licensed this latter patent, and
commercially sells their HyperSonic Sound® system, which has a technical treatment
available 29 and a professional meeting presentation. 30 This company also has an
acoustic non-lethal weapon called the Long Range Acoustic Device (LRADTM) that is
deployed to the Navy, Coast Guard, Army, Marine Corps, military prison camps, and the
US Border Patrol 31 32 as well as ground troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. 33 An 80 %
efficacy in deterring wayward Persian Gulf vessels by the LRAD has science news
report. 34 The device is also deployed to police departments, 24 35 36 on cruise ships, 23
and at petroleum instillations, 37 while a version of the device is available for automatic
operation in conjunction with remote sensor security systems. 38 A similar ultrasound
method capable of limiting sound to one person, Audio Spotlight® has peer reviewed
publication, 23 and is marketed. Audio Spotlight press releases indicate exhibition at
Boston’s Museum of Science, 39 the General Motors display at Disney’s Epcot Center, 40
the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, and other public venues. 41 Press
accounts detail transmission of sound to persons unaware of such use 42 by both
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developers, along with some description of more disturbing sound exposure, 43 which can
include pain even with ear plugs decreasing the noise. 23 A non-lethal weapons program
director confirms the lack of sound perception by other people nearby on ultrasound
voice transmission. 44 Though ultrasound can pass through walls, 45 46 the encoded sound
from ultrasound speakers reflects audibly upon striking hard flat surfaces.
MICROWAVE HEARING
Radar technicians had microwave hearing effect anecdotes in World War II 47 48
and the late 1940’s. 49 Allan H. Frey was the first to substantially characterize the
microwave hearing effect in a series of articles beginning in 1961, 50 51 52 yet much earlier
less defined observations in open literature by Cazzamalli of ‘radio frequency
hallucination’ 53 may well be the same effect. Subjects can hear appropriately pulsed
microwaves at least up to thousands of feet from the transmitter. 24 Peak pulse power
largely determines loudness, though with some dependence on pulse width. 24
Microwaves are the higher frequency portion of the radio frequency spectrum.
Frequency is denoted in Hz, which is an abbreviated eponym to honor radio pioneer
Heinrich Rudolph Hertz, but Hz just means cycles per second. Frequencies relevant to
microwave hearing are in Mega-Hertz (MHz) units or one million cycles per second, and
Giga-Hertz (GHz) units or one billion cycles per second. Though most hearing effect
literature refers to microwave hearing, radio frequency hearing is an appropriate term,
since the phenomenon extends below the 300 MHz microwave definition cutoff
frequency 24 to include 2.4 MHz magnetic resonance imaging radio frequency
generators. 54
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Microwave hearing is the most accepted of low power microwave effects, because
of direct perception by many microwave workers with well replicated animal definition,
24 and numerous reviews of the phenomenon. 24 24 55 56 57 58 The sound produced is
perceived within or near the head. 24 Microwave hearing results from rapid
thermoelastic expansion causing sound waves within the head. 24 The cochlea is
involved, but not the middle ear. 25 The thermoelastic effect elicits sound within
substances with only certain materials or conditions able to emit air conducted sound. 59
Lin extends the range of microwave hearing to frequencies into the ‘tens of gigahertz.’ 24
A review of microwave bioeffects describes “receiverless” and “wireless” voice
transmission discovery in 1973 by Sharp and Grove, 60 e who were then at the Walter
Reed Army Institute of Research according to a different microwave hearing report
submission date. 61 The method was simple: negative deflections from recorded spoken
numbers were processed to cause triggering of microwave pulses. Upon illumination by
such verbally modulated energy, the words were understood remotely.
An Army Mobility Equipment Research and Development Command report states
microwave speech transmission with applications for “camouflage, decoy, and deception
operations” as a main rationale for a microwave exposure brain blood flow study, which
affirms “by proper choice of pulse characteristics, intelligible speech may be created.” 62
Between the inclusive dates given for these affirmations of microwave hearing voice
transmission development, the total simple sound radio frequency investigation
publication rate increased 3.7 fold, even with per datum subtraction of any possible mean
baseline trend (t-test p < 0.02) for normal statistics on the bibliometric time series of
e Both these researchers had then recently done classified work on the weapons implications of the Moscow
American Embassy irradiation according to Project Bizarre FOIA releases, see
http://www.dod.mil/pubs/foi/reading_room....
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citations from the most recent radio frequency hearing review. 25 The Oskar, 1980
affirmation was published the year after the raw data historical peak of publications for
total and military supported simple sound radio frequency hearing reports, where for 45
years of investigation, half of citations cluster for publication date in the decade after
1973 as given for Dr. Sharp’s account of voice transmission discovery with the interval
having double the number of articles with military support compared to other periods,
and apparent clustering towards the dates of interest (Figure 1). The rapid drop in simple
sound microwave hearing publication coincides with evidence of Air Force interest in
defining radio frequency “forced disruptive phenomenon . . . to interrupt, degrade or
direct human central nervous system functioning.” 63 The Air Force mentions radio
frequency acoustic phenomenon, 25 but within the simple sound literature with expected
interest as forced disruptive phenomenon are notations of vibration, 64 buffeting of the
head as well as a “pins and needles” sensation, 24 and petit to grand mal seizures with
unconsciousness for 4-5 minutes 65 at altered f pulse parameters.
Microwave Auditory Effects and Applications describes applications of remote
voice transmission as “obviously not limited to therapeutic medicine.” 66 A Defense
Intelligence Agency review of Communist literature affirms microwave sound and
indicates voice transmission. The report states: “Sounds and possibly even words which
appear to be originating intracranially (within the head) can be induced by signal
modulation at very low average power densities.” 67 Among weapon implications are
“great potential for development into a system for disorientating or disrupting the
behavior patterns of military or diplomatic personnel.” 25
f At presumably higher pulse parameters, but only fully specified in the last reference.
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The Brunkan Patent “Hearing system” is a device for verbal microwave hearing. 68
The invention details microwave speech transmission with a parabolic antenna remotely
illuminating the head. Complex sound and voice are built up by patterns of bursts with a
single burst composed of tightly grouped evenly spaced pulses. The microwave
spectrum granted by the patent is from 100 to 10,000 MHz with pulse width from 10
nanoseconds to 1 microsecond, and bursts of such pulses lasting from 500 nanoseconds to
100 microseconds (a nanosecond is 10 -9 or one billionth of a second; a microsecond is 10
-6 or one millionth of a second.) The 1000 MHz preferred operation is the optimal tissue
penetration frequency. 69 A similar German patent for remote antenna microwave voice
transmission is also based on microwave bursts. 70 A non-remote microwave voice
transmission patent based on microwave bursts is designed so that the burst frequency
matches the sound frequency. 71
Microwave hearing literature confirms an ability to reproduce sound
characteristics, and aspects of these patents. Though loudness is modulated by pulse
power, 24 72 closely spaced pulses also increase sound intensity, 73 74 or lower the
perception threshold. 24 The tonal quality of a pulse train corresponds to pulsation
frequency, 25 75 76 and longer pulse widths produce lower frequency sound. 24
Microwave pulse width differentially influences cat cochlear nucleus auditory units that
are responsive to different tones 77 over sound frequencies from 931 Hz to 25.5 kHz. 78
Twin pulse separation responses 25 have at least some analogy to human pitch
discrimination parameters. 79
Two separate devices with non-remote transducers show efficacy in peer
reviewed publication either by independent analysis of operation, 80 81 or the developers
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demonstrating improved speech discrimination. 82 83 Although this latter report’s title
features electrotherapy, radio frequency hearing just previously was considered as
electrophonic hearing 84 and a radio frequency method is stated, while equipment
description is referred to an Air Force study. 85 This 1964 study is the first English radio
frequency voice transmission report with improved word discrimination for the hearing
impaired.
A 1993 classified non-lethal weapon conference demonstration of a microwave
voice transmission device of Lockheed-Sanders manufacture is reported by Nexus
Magazine. 86 Quoted descriptors are ‘voice synthesis’ or ‘synthetic telepathy.’ 26 This
same year a US Department of Defense contract was awarded entitled “Communicating
Via the Microwave Auditory Effect.” Communication initial results are: “The feasibility
of the concept has been established” using both low and high power systems. 87 A
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for information on the project met with
denial on the part of the US Air Force, on the grounds that disclosure “could reasonably
be expected to cause damage to national security.” 88 Though the Air Force denied FOIA
disclosure, an Air Force report elaborates such a contract’s purpose for “the possibility of
covert suggestion and psychological direction” by “high fidelity speech” from microwave
hearing enabling a capacity “to ‘talk’ to selected adversaries in a fashion that would be
most disturbing to them.” 89 90
This Air Force discussion framed as ‘possibility’ is belied by publication during
he same year as patent application for a pulse amplitude modulation method for
implementation of such capability 91 by Air Force employees 92 93 with rights assigned to
the Air Force. FOIA releases related to the patent list “a psychological warfare
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communication tool” under government use, 94 state experimental demonstration of
intelligible speech transmission, 95 and provide some description of initial experiments. 96
This first patent was followed by another related patent, 97 neither of which evidence
knowledge of previous development or citation of the obviously relevant Brunkan 25
patent.
Under voice to skull devices, a microwave voice transmission non-lethal weapon
is referenced in the thesaurus of the Center for Army Lessons Learned, which is a
military instruction website. 98 The US Navy has awarded a contract for the development
of an aversive non-lethal weapon termed MEDUSA, and based on the microwave
auditory effect that is to be able to focus on a single individual. 99 However, no voice
transmission is indicated for the Navy system. 26
When electromagnetic signatures of spoken words are applied to the head at very
low field levels (1 microTorr), word choice is reported significantly affected for related
words along the same emotional dimensions as the applied word. 100 Though inspired by
microwave hearing, this report is not of direct auditory perception, but of subliminal
word choice influence. The authors suggest that such an influence, even though weak
could shift the direction of group decisions in large populations, and have previously
elaborated the possibility for more general electromagnetic influence on populations. 101
TARGET TRACKING TECHNOLOGY
Diagnostic confusion with major psychotic states would require target tracking for
the maintenance of isolated hearing effects on people. Common technology utilizes the
radio frequency hearing spectrum, which encompasses cell phone, 102 103 TV, and radar
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frequencies. 104 Since the ability to direct radiation is related to wavelength, which
becomes shorter with increasing frequency, g microwaves are directive in a manner
similar to light 105 except with structural penetrating ability. A variety of methods assist
radiation localization for collimation or focusing including masers, 106 and antennas that
are parabolic, have lens materials, 107 or are arranged in phased array. 108 Phased array
antennae can be of small configuration with the formation and direction of radar beams
without physical motion by precise phasing of current between array elements for
constructive and destructive interference. 26
Jane’s Radar and Electronic Warfare Systems lists 13 target tracking systems
specifying such capability on personnel at ranges from 4-20 km, which are utilized by
countries around the world. 109 Automated target tracking involves a track initiation
processor acquiring a target, while a data association filter maintains a tracking lock on
the target 110 with this process utilized to continuously direct a radar beam at a target for
tracking position. 111 Even a quarter century ago, specifications for weapons fire control
designs whereby aiming was entirely determined by radar tracking were commonly
evident with numerous radars dedicated to one weapon. 112 Radars devoted to tracking
isolated targets are presently prominent enough to merit a few paragraphs in a recent
science and technology encyclopedia. 113 Other components can be directed by radar
tracking, such as a camera at a human target for commercial security surveillance. 114
One patent describes human target tracking with automatic aiming of electromagnetically
induced pain, now a declassified capability, 26 115 and even remote assessment of
physiologic stress. 116
g By the relation: wavelength times frequency equals the speed of light.
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Movement excursions less than a frequency’s wavelength alter the phase of a
target echo waveform as compared to the transmitted frequency. Since waveform phase
relates to distance in wavelength, this allows radar assessment of life by breathing and
heartbeat measurement from body surface excursions, which is reviewed respecting
medical or rescue use, 117 and hypovolemic states are discriminated. 118 Surroundings
without motion do not return echoes with waveform out of phase from the transmitted
signal in contrast to living subjects, so that vital organ cycle detection is utilized in
through wall radar discernment of humans developed for security purposes. 119 The
capacity is evaluated as a covert polygraph for lie detection. 120 121 One system 122 for
radar visualization of humans through walls utilizing just range radar with a moving
target indication method, has a 5 inch resolution, 123 and is approved for sale by the US
Federal Communications Commission. 124
Patents for rescue 125 and security systems 126 with radar detecting vital organ
motion describe the ability to distinguish individuals through obstruction by frequency
analysis, which forms a type of “electronic fingerprint.” Besides vital organ oscillation
from phase change contributions to the human radar signature, another method is based
on the Doppler effect, whereby motion adds or subtracts energy to a radar echo so that
the return signal frequency is changed in proportion to velocity. Doppler effects produce
individual variance of human signals 127 with gait 128 and heartbeat 129 considered as
biometric identifiers. Humans have good radar reflectance, 27 and body parts can be
resolved by through wall imaging. 130 Human motion generated Doppler frequencies are
regarded as a frequency spectrogram resulting from moving centers of body and
appendage radar scattering, where just thigh height would provide reasonably accurate
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discrimination between males or females based on relevant biometric distribution
(expected accuracy for sex; male – 84%, female – 91%). 131 Stationary surroundings only
return echoes at the transmitted frequency, so the Doppler effect usefully identifies
moving targets inside structures. Other information available to radar is the human radar
cross section, which is about one square meter, 132 but is proportional to a target’s weight,
133 and varies with the subject’s orientation with respect to the radar antenna even from
front versus back such that differences in radar cross section relate to body position. 134
Further general target recognition methods are based on polarization characteristics, and
the frequency amplitude response. 135
Target illumination tracking systems have at least microsecond response times.
Such responses require no wide scan area to lock illumination upon a person at
achievable speeds. Less than 1/100th of an inch in a microsecond is traversed at 90 miles
per hour.
Battlefield human tracking specifications are not expected to consider urban
obstruction. Radar capability through obstruction is apparent from the optimization and
adaptation of military radar to commercial through-the-wall surveillance development, 136
with open literature surveys or overviews available. 137 138 139 Most materials negligibly
attenuate radar at the lower microwave frequencies. High frequencies in the millimeter
wavelengths (95 GHz = 3 mm) can provide detailed imaging of humans, but are not
suitable for brick and concrete. 27 Though lacking in more detail, some human image
can be obtained at frequencies as low as 10 GHz, which also has good building material
penetration. 27
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Raytheon’s Motion and Ranging System is battery operated, briefcase sized, has a
100 foot range, 140 provides two dimensional tracking, and can report range to motion of
30 targets. 141 142 Another system characterizes through wall capability as at “any
distance.” 143 A portable, battery operated radar report states detection of individuals
through 3 walls. 144 Other literature reports detection of personnel through several
intervening walls, 27 or through a single brick wall 15 inches 145 and ½ meter wide (about
5 brick courses). 27 Since through-wall surveillance systems evident in the open
literature are subject to commercial regulatory, pricing, portability, and imaging
constraints, they cannot be regarded as the capability limit especially regarding radars for
less economically constrained security markets or without portable design.
ACCOUNTS OF MICROWAVE AND ULTRASOUND USE AGAINST HUMANS
Ultrasound behavioral influence technology use in Northern Ireland is cited. 146
The device could focus on one person, though voice transmission is unconfirmed. The
Americans employed the system in Vietnam, which is termed the squawk box, while a
news report characterizes psychological effects as ‘spooky,’ annoying, and intolerable. 147
British police inventories list the specific device, though a spokesman denied use. 148
The Long Range Acoustic Device has published descriptions of utilization for clearing
occupants from a building to execute a search warrant, repelling a pirate attack from a
cruise ship, and ‘drawing out snipers’ for destruction, 23 besides acknowledged use as a
‘hailing’ device with the demonstrations and developer ‘pranks’ noted above.
The most documented citizen microwave irradiation was of peace protesters at
Greenham Common American Air Force Base in Berkshire England, who prompted
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investigation of unusual symptoms 149 that fit well with electromagnetic exposure
syndrome. 28 Radiation measurements exhibited microwaves with symptom experience
up to a hundred times the background level, and rose sharply on protests nearer the base.
28 That some of the women ‘heard voices’ has report. 150
Though the source is otherwise postulated, radio frequency field measurement is
reported in the vicinity of an Australian DID case, 151 which is a disorder with indicated
precedent for intelligence service interest and use. 152 The radiation intensity ranged from
7 mV in an adjacent room to 35 mV next to the head. Other published anecdotal cases
affirm microwave field measurement without strength publication. 153 154 155 A security
company advertises investigations of electromagnetic harassment including microwave
voice transmission with field measurement. 156
DISCUSSION
Ultrasound voice transmission technology is well confirmed by peer reviewed
literature, deployed in military 23 24 24 or police situations, 24 24 24 publicly
demonstrated in museum exhibits, 24 24 24 and for sale to the public. 157 158 Microwave
hearing literature defines pulse parameters that elicit audition, which would be considered
hallucination by psychiatrists on complaint of covert simple sound transmission, and
provides a foundation for radio frequency voice transmission citations. Peer reviewed
literature 25 25 and a government report 25 confirm non-remote voice transmission
systems. There are four patents for remote radio frequency voice transmission, 25 25 two
of which were developed by the US Defense Department. 26 26 Successful independent
development of such methods is indicated twice: Original successful Army experiments
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25 followed by increased historical density of total and military supported simple sound
investigations that peak the year before publication (Figure 1) of a bioeffects study citing
speech transmission as rationale, 25 and alternative news report of device demonstration.
26 Later, the Air Force had their own initial experiments 26 that with more development
became patents, 26 26 and successful demonstration is stated. 26 Duplicated effort is
usual to classified programs. Though there is only some publication of microwave field
strength around victims 28 28 or measurement anecdotes, 28 28 28 with some
publications of remote radio frequency voice transmission use being in media of variable
reliability, such reports are supported by descriptions of non-lethal weapon applications
25 26 and designation as a weapons capability. 26 26 26 The fact is that these accounts
or any remote harassment complaints have no adequate investigation because medical
texts and professors teach that such claims are symptoms of mental illness, despite
abundant indications that voice transmission and human tracking has long enabled
feasibility for continuously isolating sound or voice to individuals. It must be appreciated
that engineering development is often proprietary and less published than open science,
especially in areas with covert application. Implementing microwave hearing voice
transmission would apparently involve little more than programming a radar tracking
beam for the necessary characteristics.
The logic in the prediction by Brzezinski h of a more controlled and directed
society dominated by a power elite willing to use the latest modern techniques for
influencing behavior without hindrance by liberal democratic values is compelling. 159
Since prevalent expertise assumes that voice transmission perception by any possible
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National Security Advisor to President Carter.
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victim only has basis as a psychotic symptom without reality, serious complaints have
such disregard that the ability to bear witness in journalistic or police investigation and
court proceeding is readily compromised. Potential targets are multiple, and may include
anyone worth manipulation: domestic adversaries; witnesses of improprieties; security
risks, which may only comprise classified disclosures; those prone to committing
advantageous felonies; and even those psychologically similar to other targets for
development or training purposes. Covert voice transmission technology is most
applicable within the same language and culture. Security agencies have little legal
accountability, particularly with utilization of unrecognized technology. Legality is
readily circumvented by executive orders, (particularly declaring an emergency
situation), which can be sealed with the prerogative only accountable to co-equal
government branches.
Though complaint of ‘hearing voices’ is routinely diagnosed as psychotic, 160
psychoanalytical acknowledgement of such technological capacity and the need for new
diagnostic criteria does exist. 161 The current standard of care severely discredits anyone
claiming such an affliction. Longstanding complaints by numerous individuals about
remote voice transmission to the medical community 23 are too correspondent with the
technological development herein documented to further ignore. The rationale for civil
rights abrogation based on the presumption that such symptoms have no plausible
external etiology requires justification by rational investigation that is absent from
medical literature. Without adequate investigation, final diagnoses cannot be regarded as
conclusive but must be viewed as presumptive. Undermining such presumption are some
hallucination brain response reports that support microwave hearing as a simulated
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hallucination mechanism by indicating involvement of the initial hearing pathway, which
is a promising criterion for differential diagnosis. 162
Microwave hearing is actually heard through the cochlea of the inner ear causing
activation of associated brain nuclei resulting in the Auditory Brainstem Response
(ABR). 163 164 165 The ABR is a validated hearing evaluation technique for unresponsive
patients. 166 The ABR could be altered for patient indication of voice
transmission/hallucination instead of audible tone presentation. An ABR is not expected
to occur from endogenous hallucination that has inner speech mis-identification as the
current leading theory.
Radio frequency field measurement in the vicinity of complainants, especially
with attention to directional cranial localization is appropriate with any field elevation
further characterized. Investigation of electrophysiological deficits correspondent
between microwave bioeffects and schizophrenia 167 compared with and without
electromagnetic shielding might provide differentiation with existing magnetic resonance
imaging, and magnetoencephalography facilities shielded from commercial signals, but
radar effectiveness must be proven. At least the burst-pulse microwave voice
transmission patents are pulsed at such high frequencies that an additional ultrasound
component is expected, 25 similar to microwave thermoacoustically induced ultrasound
tomography. 168 Even recordings claiming an ability to capture harassment sounds 25
have support in that condenser microphones are responsive to the thermoacoustic effect
though as induced by a laser. 169
Considering the number of patients who complain of remote influence and actual
authentic indications of such technology, due investigative diligence is required to avoid
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the appearance of ethical negligence in remuneration for unsubstantiated opinion that
violates basic human rights. The ambiguity of diagnostic supposition is supported by
extensive correlations of microwave bioeffects with reported schizophrenia symptoms
other than ’voices,’ which includes: short-term and spatial memory deficit, time
estimation changes, deficits in sequencing, coordination deficit, numerous
electrophysiological changes, startle decrease, neurotransmitter changes, hormone
alterations, immune alterations, mitochondria deficits, lipid phosphorylation decrease,
lipid peroxidation, deleterious histological change in disease reduced brain areas,
activation of hallucination involved brain areas, and ocular disease. 28 Even the most
apparently bizarre of Schneiderian symptoms may have basis in that recent EEG analysis
studies confirm and extend the feasibility of thought reading, which was reported initially
by a 1975 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency study, and there are references to
‘remote EEG’ microwave methods. 170
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Figure 1. Histogram of article quantity per year for Elder and Chou, 2003 25 radio frequency auditory
response review citations. Simple sound radio frequency hearing publications increase on and after the
date given (1973) for Dr. Sharp’s account of successful microwave hearing voice transmission for total and
military supported investigations. Maximal quantities for each category occur the year before the Oskar,
1980 Army Mobility Equipment Research and Development Command study affirms microwave hearing
speech transmission as a study rationale. Acknowledgement of military support in prior or post periods are
half the rate that occurs for investigations dated from 1973 through 1983, wherein 45 % of these studies
acknowledge military support. Though some military supported reports originated from naval laboratories,
the primary military funding source was the Office of Naval Research with only one study having
additional Army funding contribution, and another study solely Air Force funded. Note the relative lack of
publications during the O’Loughlin and Loree patent period of development (1996-2001).
Acknowledgements: Thanks are given to John Allman for financially supporting an
initial draft and Alfredo Julio Nieto Centeno for encouraging donations. Thanks are also
given to God for inspiration, Sharon Weinberger for the Air Force patent FOIA releases,
as well as the suggestions of Dr. Paul Canner and Dr. Allen Barker.
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