UFO detection is generally accomplished with radar systems, but radar systems are expensive and heavy, more suited for static locations or specially designed mobile carriers. A suite of other instruments can be used in place of radar to detect a UFO. In addition to detection, the same instruments are used to monitor, collect, and store data on the UFO and other information during the event. This data is crucial for research, so a multitude of instruments will be included in the detection apparatus, including:
- Geiger counter
- Motion detection
- RF receiver
Detection (and monitoring) makes use of equipment and applications that are already available, making it an essential minimum for UFO study. Fortunately, the electronics required are lightweight and relatively inexpensive. Detection ability is limited by the quality of the equipment, so an investment in quality should be a priority.
The combination of Attraction and Detection in the ADI methodology creates a new experiment for UFO study. Deployment of standard detection and monitoring equipment is the direction any field research team takes, but the inclusion of an opportunity to attract a UFO has the potential to increase the value of detection equipment. Instrumental attraction of UFOs should be a developmental research goal in the global UFO community. The production of genuine sightings would benefit our understanding of UFOs, as does the collection of high quality data. So, the conjunction of an Attraction apparatus to initiate or encourage a UFO event, and a Detection apparatus to identify and collect various useful data during the UFO event, creates a dual function unit. If the attraction apparatus doesn’t yield any sightings, the detection equipment is still valid if any sightings unrelated to the attraction apparatus occur. The experiment should not be considered a failure if it doesn’t produce data. If the attraction apparatus does yield sightings, the detection and monitoring equipment is even more valuable, because it is in combination with an apparatus that can provide sightings to detect and monitor.
Attraction Apparatus Detection Apparatus
Use of such an apparatus provides numerous platforms for testing. If a study involved experiments at high altitudes, balloons can be used. If experiments are in space, then rockets and satellites are suitable for instrumental study. Simpler approaches might include a mobile detection station on a car, or attraction equipment on a tower. A curious experiment would be to incorporate instrumentation into coastal buoys, and place them at hotspots and vary their distances from the shore. Another application might be a backpack unit, to be taken through rural areas on foot. As well, drones and airplanes have high potential in attraction-detection experiments.
This kind of objective scientific study provides us with a foundation of experimentation to build on later in the future, potentially with new data. What is currently missing in ufology is the ability to observe a UFO, or perhaps even interact with it. Most, if not all research is done after a UFO sighting has taken place. A new methodology is in development that aims to change that.
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