Identify friend or foe (IFF) development using mems devices
Lee, Ryan Han Jun
Date of Issue2017-05-17
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
This project Identifying Friend or Foe (IFF) Development using Microelectromechanical (MEMS) Devices’s overall purpose is to prevent fratricide on the battlefield, by doing experiments to determine different equipment and methods to optimize the range and effectiveness. A basic process of how it works is that the IFF device projects out infrared (IR) light source which travels to the micromirror which then reflects to the user’s IR receiver. If the IR device receives a “reply” it is deemed as a friendly unit. A total of 3 experiments were conducted to determine which performed the best and what factors affected the efficiency of the equipment. The Arduino-Micromirror test proved itself by yielding the best results among all 3 experiments, with a decent theoretical range of 48 meters in the day and a whopping theoretical range of 132 meters during the night.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University