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Sunday, April 15, 2007

Black Dome – the Army’s secret UFO program

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While we contend that the Navy has been the most diligent military organization (in the United States) investigating flying saucers or UFOs , other military constructs have not been laggard in the pursuit of the UFO enigma.

The Air Force, obviously, has been involved, ineptly, as has the Army, not so ineptly.

The Electronics Technology and Devices Laboratory, U.S. Army Laboratory Command (LABCOM), Department of the Army, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey has been, and continues to be, the place where UFOs (and other esoteric phenomena) are studied for military applications.

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One classified program, and maybe the primary Army UFO program, was (and is?) Black dome which, in conjunction with the Sylvania corporation, has tried to establish quantum parameters for building and/or communicating with flying saucers – UFOs.

Here are extracts, pulled from Army archives, that deal with some of the studies that took place (and are taking place) inside the Army confines, secretly and overtly:

“Quantum transport for Bloch electrons in a spatially homogeneous arbitrarily time-dependent electric field is presented. Using a vector potential to describe the electric field, a natural basis (the accelerated Bloch states) for describing Bloch dynamics is employed to revisit the Kohn and Luttinger theory of electron transport in the presence of randomly distributed impurities. This basis, which treats the intraband effects of the field exactly, is also used to extend a recent treatment of quantum transport of Bloch electrons obeying nondegenerate statistics, interacting with phonons, to the multiband case. In particular, for the above-mentioned problems the quantum transport equations are derived from the Liouville equation for the single-particle density matrix with use of the accelerated Bloch states as a basis; results explicitly manifest all possible quantum effects to lowest nonzero order in the scattering strength, such as intraband and interband scattering, interband Zener tunneling, and nonlinear transient transport in a homogeneous electric field of arbitrary time dependence and strength. We find, for either impurity or phonon scattering, that, in addition to the usual intercollisional field effect, the collision integral involves products of field- and time-dependent matrix elements of the scattering interaction at different times instead of the usual ‘‘golden-rule’’ result, the latter being obtained only in the limit in which the field dependence of the matrix elements is neglected.”

And:

“The isolation usually encountered in optics between the part of a field that is of interest and its source motivates the consideration of a radiation mode weakly coupled to a quantum-mechanical source. After the introduction of some refinements into the quantum mechanics of a damped radiation mode, the field is expressed as the sum of two parts, one due to the source (the source field) and the other due to the loss mechanism (the "vacuum" field). The characteristic function for the field is calculated up to second order in perturbation theory. This function is then compared with the characteristic function for the field in the presence of a classical source. A method is exhibited by which a classical source can be found such that the two characteristic functions are identical when averaged over a half cycle. In particular, the two sources yield the same expectation values for the instantaneous amplitude and energy of the field. The description of the equivalent classical source must be given in statistical terms, in general, and requires only a knowledge of and , where S(0) is the dipole-moment operator of the quantum-mechanical source unperturbed by the mode under consideration (but otherwise arbitrarily complex, with the possibility of strong coupling to other modes). The theory is illustrated by a consideration of several simple sources—a two-level system, a harmonic oscillator, and a blackbody—for which equivalent classical sources are found. The two-time correlation functions for the field obtained with the two types of sources are compared and are shown to be the same up to first order in ?t, where t is the difference between the two times and ? is the inverse of the field relaxation time; the physical meaning of the second-order difference in the correlation functions is discussed. A limiting process, in which both the coupling to the source and the damping become small, is suggested as a method of adapting the results to free fields, but it is pointed out that for discussion of a single mode, a free field is physically less satisfactory than a damped field. It is concluded that, within a reasonable approximation scheme, the source field may be described classically (the "vacuum" field furnishing all the necessary quantum-mechanical properties of the total field).”

“The theory of Brillouin scattering is extended to incorporate birefringence. The necessary modifications to the Bragg laws are derived by the methods of physical optics. An integral equation method is used to calculate intensities of the first-order lines scattered by longitudinal and transverse acoustic waves in an infinite slab of birefringent crystal. This calculation also differs from those of previous authors in taking full account of internal reflection. Depletion of the incident beam is accounted for. No restriction is made to acoustic propagation parallel to the crystal faces. The intensity formulas for various cases of acoustic mode and incident optical polarization are found to differ in geometrical structure, and the differences can alter the intensities substantially.”

And this…

“A millimeter- or submillimeter-wave combiner using a quasi-optical open resonator to effectively combine the power output of several solid-state oscillators to a single-frequency is described. The combiner makes use of a symmetrical concave spherical resonator with dielectric wedge launchers as energy couplers. To demonstrate feasibility of this concept, experiments were carried out by using two InP Gunn oscillators at 60 GHz, and a combining efficiency of 54 percent has been achieved.”

What the Army has found, or developed, is grist for UFO investigators who think there’s been a government or military cover-up of UFO related information.

We’ve provided specifics of the Black Dome project at our private UFO web-site, which is open and available to bona fide UFO investigators.

6 Comments:

  • What is the "groups" official stance on UFOs ie.. your platform??

    This article seems to stand in contrast to previous debunking work by this site.

    Also is the group simply selling a product on another site or something? If not it seems illogical to restrict access to information you claim bolsters your argument. Since UFOs are by definitions unknowns it seems odd to say the least to restrict access to "bonified" UFO researchers. Who determines that status?

    Thanks.

    Mark R.
    California

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Monday, April 16, 2007  

  • Mark R...

    We don't disbelieve in UFOs, obviously.

    We do think, however, that the "investigations" of the phenomenon (or phenomena) have been lax, to say the least.

    Noting that the Army (or Navy) has engaged in (and still is engaging in) UFO activities is only stating the reality of the military interest in the things.

    We're trying to deconstruct UFOs and the people who are fanatic about them.

    This means, for us, that bona fide researchers and investigators have to have an open mind, be judicious, and not take material from us or others and distort it.

    There are mendacious persons in the UFO community. We wish to avoid them.

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Monday, April 16, 2007  

  • So, you seem to be saying "Black Dome" is a US Army code name for a project involving communication technologies and/or techniques to somehow communicate with UFOs? Is that correct?

    How did you arrive at that connection or conclusion?

    I note that the first quote in this post referring to “Quantum transport for Bloch electrons in a spatially homogeneous arbitrarily time-dependent electric field" seems to come from http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1987PhRvB..35.9644K
    and was published in "Physical Review B (Condensed Matter), Volume 35, Issue 18, June 15, 1987, pp.9644-9658" and that while one of the authors of this paper was associated with Ft. Monmouth's Electronics Technology and Devices Laboratory, the other is a professor of physics from Brooklyn College of the City University system of New York.

    How does a 20 year old, unclassified physics paper in a public physics journal relate to the alleged "Black Dome" project?

    While "Black Dome" is apparently a legitimate, unclassified code name for a classified electronics project Sylvania worked on for the US Army, how does this relate to either the physics papers excerpted from or alleged communications with UFOs?

    Please connect the dots for me, as it is not clear from your posting how these things are related or even connected in any way in lieu of further information.

    The implication of your post is that they are connected, but there is no supporting documentation.

    By Anonymous Dr. X, at Monday, April 23, 2007  

  • Dr. X:

    The papers are examples of the kind of work in quantum realizations that were going on and are going on for the Army; the one you cite for the Army research center at Fort Monmouth.

    Surely you've read the material, online, at other sites, that show the secret activities at Monmouth?

    You're supposed to connect the dots.

    We merely bring forward information that tends to support our quirky hypotheses.

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Monday, April 23, 2007  

  • Ah, no, ontologically speaking (not in the metaphysical sense, but from the computer science or philosophical definition), when you present a claim, such as "The Electronics Technology and Devices Laboratory, U.S. Army Laboratory Command (LABCOM), Department of the Army, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey has been, and continues to be, the place where UFOs (and other esoteric phenomena) are studied for military applications", and then cite excerpts from a couple public domain physics papers published many years ago, it is in actual fact _your_ obligation to connect the dots, to support your claims, and show readers the connection between the papers excerpted quotes and their relationship, if any, to "Black Dome".

    Without showing or saying _how_ "Black Dome" is related to these excerpts, or more importantly, why you claim "Black Dome" is a ufo-related project or program of some sort, your post remains an unsubstantiated contention without any facts or proof.

    You have not documented your "quirky hypotheses", and so they are not substantiated in any way so far. This is simple Logic 101 stuff.

    And no, I haven't "read the material, online, at other sites, that show the secret activities at Monmouth?" Perhaps you can post some pointers to where this data is with a few relevant url's.

    Now don't be coy! ;'}

    By Anonymous Dr. X, at Monday, April 23, 2007  

  • Nope, Dr. X:

    If you want to debunk the debunkers (us), then you have to do the legwork, just as those in science who have to test hypotheses of other scientists.

    You have it backwards and wrong, as is always the case with ufologists, especially those with limited insights who look for ideas they can attach themselves to, so they might be numero uno, to someone, somewhere.

    The papers cited show that the Army engages in quantum experimentation, and Black Dome is one project where that takes place, which we contend is UFO related.

    You disprove it, if you can.

    (And don't continue to try and take us down your not very creative path.)

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Monday, April 23, 2007  

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