Monday, December 30, 2013

From the Drone Survival Guide

Via Ol' Remus

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art-link-symbol-small-rev01.jpg  Most drones are equipped with night vision, and/or infrared vision camera's, so-called FLIR sensors. These can see human heat signatures from far away, day or night. However there are ways to hide from drones.
•  Day camouflage: Hide in the shadows of buildings or trees. Use thick forests as natural camouflage or use camouflage nets.
•  Night camouflage: hide inside buildings or under protection of trees or foliage. Do not use flashlights or vehicle spot lights, even at long distances. Drones can easily spot this during night missions.
•  Heat camouflage: Emergency blankets (so-called space blankets) made of Mylar can block infrared rays. Wearing a space blanket as a poncho at night will hide your heat signature from infrared detection. Also in summer when the temperature is between 36°C and 40°C (97°F to 104°F), infrared camera's cannot distinguish between body and its surroundings.
•  Wait for bad weather. Drones cannot operate in high winds, smoke, rainstorms or heavy weather conditions.
•  No wireless communication. Using mobile phones or GPS based communication will possibly compromise your location.
•  Spreading reflective pieces of glass or mirrored material on a car on a roof will confuse the drone's camera.
•  Decoys. Use mannequins or human-sized dolls to mislead the drone's reconnaissance.

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