Boeing Has Patented a Halo-Like Bubble Shield to Protect Vehicles From Explosions

By: | March 24th, 2015

A while back, I wrote about DARPA exploring the idea of creating a real life, rocket resistant, Halo-like bubble shield.

Today, Popular Science is reporting that it is Boeing who has won the patent for a similar protective force field capable of shielding vehicles and people from explosions.

While it won’t stop bullets, the bubble shield works by first detecting explosions in the vicinity of a vehicle, then swiftly heating up air or water that’s in between the vehicle and the blast in order to create a protective plasma shield.

This force field of sorts is denser than normal air and helps to keep vehicles out of harm’s way.

All I know is, as a Halo enthusiast, I can’t wait to see the first video of this technology in action.

It better not disappoint!

Boeing’s Diagrams of the Bubble Shield:

Full Patent:

Method and system for shockwave attenuation via electromagnetic arc

Marshall Smith

Technology, engineering, and design enthusiast.

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