Sunday, 5 February 2012

Wizard Bullets? No thats laser baby...

From the epic minds of 2 Sandia researchers Red Jones, Brian Kast, and their colleagues......

A patented design for a self-guided bullet that is very much a real life aimbot and is described as a dart-like, self-guided bullet for small-calibre, smooth bore firearms that could hit laser-designated targets at distances of more than a mile.

barrel roll? Now you're just showing off....

Sandia is now seeking a private investment to complete testing of the prototype and bring the aimbot to the marketplace to make fat bank for both concerned. Researchers have had initial success testing the design in simulations and in field tests built from commercially available parts thus far.





The four-inch-long bullet includes an optical sensor in the nose to detect a laser beam on a target. The sensor sends information to guidance and control electronics that use an algorithm in an eight-bit central processing unit to command electromagnetic actuators. These actuators steer tiny fins that guide the bullet to the target, which in turn accepts the bullet thankfully. Plastic sabots provide a gas seal in the cartridge and protect the delicate fins until they drop off after the bullet emerges from the firearm’s barrel.

Researchers also filmed high-speed video of the bullet radically pitching as it exited the barrel. The bullet pitches less as it flies down range, a phenomenon known to long-range firearms experts as “going to sleep.” Because the bullet’s motions settle the longer it is in flight, accuracy improves at longer ranges. “Nobody had ever seen that, but we’ve got high-speed video photography that shows that it’s true,” Jones said.

Potential customers for the bullet include the military, American and Israeli law enforcement, super villains but not super heroes and of course Americans.

24 comments:

  1. Can it do a 180 to hit someone behind a wall? Cuz that would be the saddest person in the world.

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  2. That's really cool actually, science ftw!

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  3. Hey we're finding new ways to killing each other effectively, ain't that kinda sad. This news brings just as much awe and despair for me to the human race. Let's just hope we live long enough to see through this.

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  4. The technology is amazing, the purpose is sad.

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  5. Yeah agree with Pesos amazing what they can do, if only they'd do something that didn't involve killing people

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  6. I don't want to be on the opposite end of that gun. D:

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  7. Me neither.. but i want one of these :D

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  8. oh wow that looks intense :o i do not want to be on the receiving end of that!

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  9. Kinda agree with the whole killing thing, but let's face it, if the military (Our military that is hehe) does get hold of them . . . 'Yippee ki yay' :)

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  10. I am anti-war and killing. Hopefully this will get thrown in a box somewhere as a great advance in science and never actually used.

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  11. It's impressive, but you can also describe mass genocide by the Nazi regime as 'impressive' - doesn't mean it's a good thing.

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  12. Great, I hate aim bot in its current CS:S form. Now i've gotta deal with it in real life?

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  13. So you use the same frequency laser as them and...

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  14. p.s. i tagged you in my latest post :)

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  15. the things they come up with

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  16. it'll never replace the sniper

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