Chinese scientists have determined that 6G communication could be useful in detecting submarines, which could be crucial for security and defense, according to the South China Morning Post.
The research was conducted by experts from China’s National University of Defense Technology in the Yellow Sea. The results of this experiment have been published in the peer-reviewed journal ‘Journal of Radars.
The experiment was based on using a manipulator with a sensor sensitive to the terahertz range. A sound emitter was submerged in the sea to simulate the noise generated by the power plant of a submarine. An important finding was that under clear weather conditions, such a sensor is capable of detecting ripples on the sea surface ranging from 10 to 100 nanometers in height.
Scientists believe that similar sensors can be integrated into unmanned aerial vehicles capable of patrolling sea areas and collecting important data. With the help of such drones, it will be possible to detect and identify submarines, as well as determine their speed and direction of movement.