A year ago, we wrote about Lockheed Martin’s "spooky radar," a theoretical technology that uses quantum entanglement and Einstein’s concept of "spooky action at a distance" for a radar with radically advanced capabilities. The radar concept, thought up by scientists at Lockheed’s Skunk Works, became public when Lockheed filed a patent application in Europe. Well, this week, Lockheed was granted a patent in the United States for its spooky radar, which "can simultaneously achieve the low attenuation/high range associated with a long wave length and the high resolution associated with a short wave length."
An entangled quantum particle generator generates a signal including a plurality of entangled particles. The wavelength of the signal is the sum of the wavelengths of the entangled particles. A signal processor determines a characteristic of the target based on information derived from at least some of the entangled particles in the return signal. The frequency of the signal is selected to propagate the signal through a medium and the frequencies of the entangled particles are selected to provide sufficient data in the return signal to resolve the characteristic of the target.