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Old 2009-03-10
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Talking Re-test

TSi+WRX,

Yes the Escort head, is in the middle with two blinder heads on each side. Even as close as they are, the escort heads do not effect the Blinder heads and Vice versa.

We tested the Blinder but it was in its 30 second test mode, which means it was not ready to jam until after 30 seconds. The customer didn't have alot of time and was on a tight schedule. We did not get to test the Blinder rears On camera, However we got one test run with just the blinder heads on, and got one punch-through at 535 feet. After that it was JTG on the tail lights and center.

I will try to have this customer come back out so we can test your theory of night shooting with both on. The Blinder and escort work real well together. Thanks for the feed back TSi+WRX. I wish you could come out to atlanta to test with us. It would be good to have another hobbyist who enjoys what we do.



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Originally Posted by TSi+WRX View Post
Question:

Time-point 0:29 through 0:32 - Cameraman/narrator indicated that the ZR4 rear head in the middle, above the plate, was flanked by two Blinder heads. Was the rear Blinder setup tested? If so, results?

Comment:

Please have the customer re-test his setup:

(1) At night, frontal aspect, with both Blinders and ZR4s on.

(2) At night, rear aspect, with both Blinders and ZR4s on.

Try to get as many different LIDARs as possible.....

My fear is that with both the ZR4 as well as the Blinder heads being unconventional in design (with IR-transparent portions not limited to just their frontal "lens"), that cross-talk from light-scatter (emitted light from the jamming pulses) may be a concern, particularly in darker surroundings.

The wide separation of the forward heads may mitigate or even outright eliminate this effect, but it is not a possibility that should be disregarded, given the catastrophic but unfortunately totally unpredictably unpredictable nature of such crosstalk events.

The rear setup would be a great concern to me, if I were the vehicle owner, as the proximity of the heads, along with the way such scatter can be so easily reflected by the nearby body-panels (proven now in more than a handful of installations, where multiple jammers are active, simultaneously).

The problem is unfortunately only exacerbated by the fact that both the ZR4 as well as the J16 variant of the Blinder are such excellent receivers, as demonstrated by their abilities to counteract the TruSpeed.

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