Chinese scientists have revealed that next-generation terahertz technology could be used for hypersonic vehicle detection and tracking, an advancement that can help lead to the new 6G communication applications for hypersonic missiles. China evolves new technology. The new 6G technology is described in the Journal of the National University of Defense Technology on Tuesday. This
Chinese scientists have revealed that next-generation terahertz technology could be used for hypersonic vehicle detection and tracking, an advancement that can help lead to the new 6G communication applications for hypersonic missiles.
China evolves new technology.
The new 6G technology is described in the Journal of the National University of Defense Technology on Tuesday. This can help solve blackout problems that occur in an attempt to establish communications with missiles or space vehicles travelling at five times the speed of sound or faster.
According to scientists, when a near-space hypersonic vehicle — either a spacecraft or a missile —travels through the atmosphere at speeds much faster than the speed of sound, the friction between its surface and the surrounding air forms a plasma sheath.
According to them, “the layer of hot, ionized gas around the vehicle could lead to a communication blackout that may last up to 10 minutes — a problem known as the “black barrier.”
“Plasma sheath formed during the reentry of the near-space hypersonic vehicle will interfere with the electromagnetic wave detection,” the scientists explain in the study. In the new research, Yao Jianquan from the School of Precision Instruments and Opto-electronics Engineering in China’s Tianjin University and other scientists built a laser device that could help produce a continuous beam of electromagnetic waves in the terahertz band.
The frequency range between microwave and infrared would also be used for next-generation 6G technology, which is expected to revolutionize communications.
These communications systems get updated almost every decade and are also known as a generation or simply “G.”
In the new study, the researchers have built a model of a typical near-space vehicle and also modelled the distribution of the plasma sheath under different flight conditions during the re-entry process.
It must be noted that the US National Science Foundation had earlier released a report as far back as 2016, ranking China as the top producer of science and engineering articles.
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