Testing Date: 22 June 03
Date: 29 June 2003
Veil is a liquid
chemical compound designed to reduce the targeting range of police
laser guns when applied to target reflective surfaces of vehicles.
Police officers are trained to aim laser guns at license plates or
headlights to obtain a speed reading. Seldom is targeting done
past 1,000 feet as legal restrictions have been placed on
targeting ranges of laser guns (see: New Jersey Superior Court
ruling 1998, Judge Reginald Stanton).1
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Police laser guns use a 904 nanometer wavelength of monochromatic
infrared light transmitted at specific pulse rates. Laser guns
compute speed by knowing distance. Distance is known by the time
it takes for one pulse to travel to a specific target and reflect
back to the laser's guns computer. The computer remembers the time
each pulse leaves the gun and is looking for this specific pulse
to return. The color of a target vehicle is a great determinate in
the lasers gun's ability to target. Black absorbs all colors,
while white reflects all colors. Targeting a white vehicle is very
easy for a laser gun even without headlights or a front license
Test Parameters: As
with all field evaluations conducted by Speed Measurement
Laboratories Inc. (SML) of products, laser guns are only operated
by certified police officers. This practice eliminates any claim
of impartiality and insures testing credibility. Members of the El
Paso Police Department and EI Paso ISD Police Department conducted
the test of Veil.
The testing was supervised by SML's Dave Adams. Dave is a E.E.
with twenty-five years experience with laser at White Sands
Missile Testing Range.
Two different colored vehicles
were used, i.e. a light grey Mustang and a black Mitsubishi
Galant. Both vehicles were similar in size and shape and the
distance of the headlights from the front license plate was
similar for both vehicles. Officers operated a Kustom Pro III
laser gun from Kustom Signals, Inc. Distance cones were placed at
1320 feet (400 meters) and 1000 feet (300 meters) . As a
baseline for testing the effectiveness of Veil, both test vehicles
were targeted by the laser gun at both cones. Both test vehicles
had front license plates. A second baseline was established by
removing the front license plates and retargeting with the laser
gun. In both cases the laser gun had no problem in reporting the
exact speed and targeting distance of each vehicle.
Veil was applied to all front
reflective surfaces of both vehicles. When applied to the black
test vehicle the Veil was effective in reducing the targeting
range of the laser gun to 731 feet at the 1/4 mile cone of 1320
feet (400 meters), almost a 50% reduction in targeting range when
aimed at the treated headlight. Due to the light color of the
Mustang, Veil did not reduce targeting range when the treated
headlight was targeted at 1320 feet (400 meters).
Seventeen states do not use a
front license plate. A baseline was established on both vehicles
removing the front license plate and targeting the vehicle with a
license plate cover attached from both distance cones. The laser
gun had no problem here. However, when Veil was applied to the
license plate cover and no license plate attached, Veil reduced
the laser gun's targeting range from 1320 feet (400 meters) to
725.5 feet (220 meters) on the black test vehicle, almost a 50%
reduction in the laser gun's targeting ability. Now the license
plate was reattached to the front bracket behind the treated
license plate cover. In this instance, Veil reduced the laser
gun's ability to report a speed reading from the untreated 1,000
foot (300 meters) cone to 767 feet (232 meters). Veil had no
effect in target reduction in the light grey test vehicle from
1,000 feet (300 meters).
should be used in conjunction with good laser
radar detectors. Field studies
consistently report detectors will report a laser targeting easily
at 1,000 feet. However, when the radar laser detector notifies the
driver of laser's presence, it is too late as there is no advanced
warning. This notification means the driver just received a
ticket. As the results show, Veil was effective in reducing a
laser gun's ability to target the dark colored vehicle up to 50%.
This reduction in laser targeting range acquisition afforded by
Veil would give a driver with a quality radar / laser detector
time to adjust speed until the vehicle came into the effective
range of the laser gun. Veil works best on darker vehicles due to
the coloration's ability to absorb infrared laser emissions. Even
active laser jammers have difficulty in cloaking a white vehicle
from laser guns. Light colored vehicles, due to their high
reflectivity, are easy prey for laser guns.
All testing parameters were
conducted in conjunction with accepted police training and field
application practices of using laser guns for speed enforcement.
Results Attested To This
Fors, B.S., M.S.
Speed Measurement Laboratories,
Federal Communications Commission Licensee
Radiolocation KNNN392, IE Business WPJQ839 Certified Radar/Laser
Certification-Veil claims to reduce the targeting range of
laser guns on dark colored vehicles. Based on SML's field
evaluation, this claim was verified. Veil does not claim to jam
police laser guns, only to reduce targeting range. Performance
Certification is issued to products that perform as advertised.
SML does not endorse, nor condone use of products evaluated.
Based on advertising claims of
Veil, Performance Certification is hereby awarded.
established the 1000 foot test of the laser gun procedure upon a
NJ ruling: New Jersey Court ruling 1998, Judge Reginal Stanton.
However, not all states in the USA follow this ruling of maximum
laser gun usage of 1000 feet and no international country uses
1000 feet as a maximum distance to use a laser gun. In fact
many international countries use 1500 feet to 2000 feet distances
for laser gun usage. We believe it is important to state
European and Asian laser targeting frequently takes place in
excess of 1500 feet (455 meters), therefore Veil would be quite
effective at preventing laser gun speed acquisition at those
officers will not likely use pre-established targeting distances
in the USA, such as cones, to constrain their targeting procedure.
As such, initial targeting distances may be greater in actuality.
individual states , troopers, and state/county/city police may not
be aware nor recognize New Jersey's ruling. Therefore, it is
reasonable to state that laser guns, in general, are used at a
variety of distances in the USA as well as in international
countries and if Veil defeated the laser gun at 1000 feet, then it
would also defeat a laser gun from 1000 to 2000 feet. At
these distances, a lighter colored vehicle would also be protected
from laser gun speed acquisition.
Veil protection has been found to be ideal on darker colored
vehicles as close as 700 feet from the laser gun, we would point
out that Veil also reduces a laser guns maximum targeting distance
on light colored vehicles as well. When Veil corporation
retests next year with Speed Measurement Labs, we will revise the
format to account for testing distances of 1500-2000 feet to
support international laser gun usage.
Glen ● Forth
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