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01-24-2013, 01:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Mystlyfe View Post
Bending IR absolutely matters. The IR is radiating from the heat source. The heat source is beneath the blanket. The IR refracts back towards the heat source when it hits the blanket. The IR never reaches the scope.
I was going to talk about "refracting backwards".

The problem is that I really don't know how the hell they orient the NIM cloak structure, and have serious issues wrapping my head around negative n.
Originally Posted by Mystlyfe View Post
If the blanket isn't thermally insulated, then the heat source may heat the blanket and cause it to radiate as well. That would obviously be visible to the scope. But that's an easy problem to fix.
This definitely slipped my mind - thanks.

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