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d For Release 2001/04/02 : CIA~~i 01500110021-2 0 CENTER LANE-3 NO FOREIGN DISSEMINATION Proposal for Research .SRI International T?o. ESU 83-147 GEOPHYSICAL FACTORS/ ELF/ RV CORRELATION STUDY (U) Part One--Technical Proposal Prepared for: Prepared by: Approved by: Robert S. Leonard, Director Radio Physics Laboratory David D. Elliott, Vice President Research and Analysis Division Harold E, Puthoff Senior Research Engineer CENTER LANE SPECIAL ACCESS PROGRAM. RESTRICT DISSEMINATION TO THOSE WITH VERIFIED ACCESS. Copy No. ......?~..?..... CLASSIFIED BY: CENTER LANE Security Classification Guide dated This document Consists of 8 pages. 1 March 1983 Declassify on: OADR 941/CL-0012 333 Ravenswood Ave. ? Menlo Park, CA 94025 CENTER LANE-3 NO FOREIGN DISSEMINATION ved For R~~~24~01T/'~~/0~'~~1~4~D= PIING NOTICE Intelligence Sources and Methods Involved ~~R001500110021-2 Approved For Release 2001/~~ 6-007888001500110021-2 SECRET/CENTER LANE-3/NOFORN (S/CL-3/NOFORN) In response to discussions with INSCOM personnel on 7 and 8 September 1983, SRI International submits this proposal to initiate activity concerning a study of potential correlation between Remote Viewing (RV) performance and ambient geophysical/low-frequency electro- magnetic (ELF) activity. (U) To accomplish the proposed program, SRI will provide the facili- ties, materials, SRI staffing, and consultants to perform the tasking out- lined in the following section, included among whom are a number of individuals with expertise in the area of interest. 1 Approved For Release ~~'~~~C~i~~g~~~~~788R001500110021-2 Approved For Release 2001~'`"''^'r~'pQ~-007888001500110021-2 ~_.__. SECRET/CENTER LANE-3/NOFORN 1.1 (S/CL-3/NOFORN) The objective of this effort is to investigate the possible effects of ambient geophysical/low-frequency electromagnetic (ELF) factors on RV performance. a. (S/CL-3/NOFORN) Phase I: Search and summarize the literature on geophysical/ELF effects on biological organisms, especially as they relate to the degradation of human performance skills at a be- havioral level. b. (S/CL-3/NOFORN) Phase II: Examine the statistical correla- tion between RV performance in the historical SRI RV data base and the ambient geophysical/ELF factors. c. (S/CL-3/NOFORN) Phase III: Explore the statistical cor- relation between RV performance and ambient ELF fluctuations--specifically on the basis ,of real-time ELF monitoring. d. (S/CL-3/NOFORN) Phase IV: Provide an evaluation report as to whether. measurement of ambient geophysical/ELF factors can be used as an indicator of expected RV performance, and whether optimum performance windows can be identified. 2.1 (S/CL-3/NOFORN) SRI International will conduct a literature search to collect and summarize up-to-date knowledge in the field of bioelectronics. The literature search will be carried out in the following categories: - Bioactive frequencies for ELF/VLF at the gross anatomical and behavioral levels. - Effects of ELF/VLF frequencies at the biochemical (hormonal, ionic, molecular) level. - Effects of ELF/VLF at the neuronal membrane level. - Natural sources of ELF/VLF. - Man-made sources of ELF/VLF. - Artificial generation of ELF/VLF. CC~"DCT Approved For Release~,@~~~Q4~~~RCLI~~R~P~Q788R001500110021-2 Approved For Release 2001/ P96-007888001500110021-2 SECRET/CENTER LANE-3/NOFORN (S/CL-3/NOFORN) - Propagation characteristics of ELF/VLF. - Detection and measurement of ELF/VLF. This will be accomplished by means of both references to literature on hand, and by computerized keyword searches. 2.2 (S/CL-3/NOFORN) SRI International will perform an analysis to determine whether correlations exist between RV performance in historical data (data from previous experiments) and factors in the ambient geophysical environment.. Data from previous studies conducted under controlled con- ditions will be analyzed by means of epoch, bivariate, and multivariate analysis (when possible) against the following geophysical variables: - Weather (t.emperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, and so forth). - Geomagnetic indices (Ap,Afr' Aa)~ - Solar electromagnetic emissions. - Sunspot number. - Ionospheric conditions. - Solar magnetic field. - Lunar cycles. Further, because it is hypothesized that the mechanism by which geophysical factors could play a role in RV performance is that of changing the ambient ELF environment, SRI International will examine this hypothesis as well. An ELF data base spanning a year and a half (from May 1982 to present) was monitored by a field station in Los Altos, California. Data were taken twice daily. The same analysis techniques used for the geophysical analysis will be applied to the ELF data. Positive results from these tasks could yield a rough index of expected RV performance, given prevailing geophysical factors. 2.3 (S/CL-3/NOFORN) SRI International mill implement a program of real-time ELF monitoring. Little information is available on the variation of the ELF environment from location to location, although it is known that ELF frequencies generated by geophysical means tend to vary simultaneously over the globe. Therefore, local variations may exist that are caused by both man-made sources, and by the geological structure of the area. For this reason, two ELF stations will be set up: one at the SRI premises in the RV laboratory, the other at a field station 17-km distant. Data from the SRI station will be compared with the field station data to determine the variability attributable to location and distance. This comparison may also help determine whether RV performance is influenced by global, local, or both sources of ELF disturbances. Particular attention will be paid to bioactive frequencies found as a result of the literature search in Task I. Statistical correlations will be sought between the RV performance (on an Approved For Release ~:'~~q~~~E~Cr~~LR~,F~~a~~Q788R001500110021-2 Approved For Release 2001/04 - 07888001500110021-2 SECRET/CENTER LANE-3/NOFORN (S/CL-3/NOFORN) appropriate series of trials carried out in the RV chamber) and the ambient ELF fluctuations, in order to determine whether measurement of ambient ELF can be used as an indicator of expected performance, and whether optimum performance windows can be identified. (U) Military security requirements in the performance of this contract will be maintained in accordance with the "CENTER LANE SECURITY PROCEDURES GUIDE," dated 1 March 1983 (S/CL-1/NOFORN/ORCON). The highest classification involved in the performance of this contract is SECRET/CL-4/NO FOREIGN DISSEMINATION/ORIGINATOR CONTROLLED. 4. (U) DELIVERABLES (U) SRI International. will provide the following. 4.1 (U) A progress report (2 copies)--a written evaluation of findings (within 10 days of completion) of Phase I, literature survey. 4.2 (S/CL-3/NOFORN) A progress report (2 copies)--a written evaluation of findings (within 10 days of completion) of Phase II, investigation of the statistical correlation between geophysical/ELF factors and the historical RV data base. 4.3 (S/CL-3/NOFORN) Following Phase III, an investigation of the statistical correlation between ambient ELF fluctuations and RV performance, a final report (3 copies) will be furnished within 30 days, which will include an overall evaluation of the Geophysical Factors /ELF/RV Correlation Study Task. (S/CL-3/NOFORN) Reasonable access to raw~data material will be made to CENTER LANE personnel to ensure a full understanding of statistical methodology used during evaluations. 6. (U) SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (U) Requirements concerning the use of human subjects as outlined in the INSCOM Statement of Work on Identification of Selected Personnel, dated 2 August 1983, will be adhered to. Approved For Release 2~~/~~~,~~-~P~~o~~~8R001500110021-2 Approved For Release 2~'~~Lp~~~F1~61~0788R001500110021-2 Director Radio Physics Laboratory Research and Analysis Division SPECIALI7ED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE Radio-wave propagation: in normal environments; in naturally dis- turbed environments (aurora); in manmade disturbances (nuclear explosions) REPRESENTATIVE RESEARCH ASSIGNMENTS AT SRI (since 1961) Project director of a program to remotely sense nuclear detonations during the U.S. high altitude nuclear test program Led a research effort to improve the U.S. capability to detect foreign nuclear tests by their effect on radio propagation Technical director of a large multicontractor research program to study the effects on radio propagation of an artificially produced ionospheric plasma Technical director on a program to develop special communications techniques OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Instructor, researcher, and graduate student, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska: HF and low VHF radio-wave propagation studies of auroral effects; designed, developed, and tested a prototype of the 41-TiHz auroral radar used in the U.S. IGY program; installed and operated the six Alaskan IGY-auroral radars, and analyzed the data collected during the IGY Teaching assistant, Physics Department, University of Nevada ACADEMIC BACKGROUND B.S. (1952) and M.S. (1953) in physics, University of Nevada; Ph.D. in geophysics (1961), University of Alaska PUBLICATIONS "Observations of Ionospheric Disturbances Following the Alaska Earth- quake," Journal of Geophysical Research (March 1965); 'rSelection of a Model of the Earth's Magnetic Field," Journal of Geophysical Research (December 1962); "Evidence of Low-Frequency Amplitude Fluctuations in Radar Auroral Echoes," Journal of Geophysical Research (April 1962); "Distribution of Radar Auroras over Alaska," Journal of Geophysical Research (March 1962); "A Low Power UHF Radar for Auroral Research ," PIRE (February 1959); plus numerous scientific and technical reports PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS American Geophysical Union Union Radio Scientifique Internationale September 1983 5 UNCLASSIFIED Approved For Release 2001/04/02 :CIA-RDP96-007888001500110021-2 Approved For Release 2~'I~~O~~~C, J r~~6~788R001500110021-2 Senior Research Engineer Radio Physics Laboratory Research and Analysis Division SPECIALI7ED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE Research in "remote viewing" and other psi phenomena (1972-present) Research in lasers, quantum electronics, nonlinear optics Research and development of tunable solid-state lasers, electron beam lasers, microwave tubes OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Research associate, Hansen Laboratories of Physics, and lecturer, Depart- ment of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University; teaching, textbook author, research supervisor of Ph.D. candidates in the area of lasers and nonlinear optics Lieutenant, USNR: in-house research and contract monitoring on DoD (NSA) contracts concerned with the development of ultra high-speed (Gliz) computers, assessment of potential of fiber optics and lasers for use in optical computers Research engineer, Sperry Electronic Tube Division, and Sperry fellow, University of Florida: design and testing of electron-beam focusing systems for use in microwave tubes ACADEMIC BACKGROT]ND B.E.E. (1958) and M.S.E. (1960), University of Florida; Ph.D. in electri- cal engineering, Stanford Tniversity (1967) PUBLICATIONS AND PATENTS Author or coauthor of more than twenty-five papers in professional journals on electron beam and laser research, and, more recently, first major publi- cations of research on psi phenomena in Nature ("Information Transfer Un- der Conditions of Sensory Shielding," Oct. 1974)., in the Proceedings of the IEEE ("A Perceptual Channel for Information Transfer over Kilometer Distances," March 1976) and in The Role of Consciousness in the Physical World: AAAS Selected Symposium 57, Ed. R. Jahn, ("Experimental Psi Research: Implications for Physics", Westview Press, 1981 Coauthor of textbook, Fundamentals of Quantum Electronics (Wiley, New York, 1969) published in English, French, Russian; Coauthor of Mind Reach: Scientists Look at Psychic Ability (Delacorte, New York, 1977); Coeditor of Mind at Large: IEEE Symposia on the Nature of Extrasensory Perception (Praeger, New York, 1979); Patent on high-power tunable infrared laser source (50-250 microns) PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND HONORS American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Physical Society, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Sigma Xi, Department of Defense Certificate of Commendation for Outstanding Perfor- mance, IEEE Franklyn V. Taylor Memorial Award for paper "A Scientific Look at ESP," listed in American Men and Women of Science and in Who's Who in the 1,1est @ 6 UNCLASSIFIED Approved For Release 2001/04/02 :CIA-RDP96-007888001500110021-2 Approved For Release 2gp.11Q,4~Q~ACJ~QP1~,61107888001500110021-2 Senior Research Physicist Radio Physics Laboratory Research and Analysis Division SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE Charged particle and gamma-ray spectroscopy; analogue and high-speed digital electronics; numerical analysis; real-time computer applications for data acquisition and analysis; research in bio-feedback technology and applications, and cardiac blood flow problems; field research in India and laboratory research at Maimonides Medical Center on psycho- energetic phenomena, aerodynamic analysis from fixed wing, powerless soaring aircraft OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Theoretical calculations in radiation transport;, atmospheric physics, and E & M wave scattering at the RAND Corporation Experiments in nuclear reaction mechanism and nuclear structure at the U. of Ca~.ifornia Crocker Nuclear Laboratory Undergraduate physics teaching at the City College of San Francisco Equipment engineer and clinical experience at the Bio-feedback Institute of San Francisco Research consultant on psychokinesis at the Maimonides Aledical Center ACADEMIC BACKGROUND B.S. in physics, University of Rochester (1962); Ph.D. in physics, University of Pittsburgh (1968) PUBLICATIONS Author or coauthor of eleven scientific papers in experimental nuclear physics research; Author or coauthor of numerous scientific papers in psychoenergetic research; Author or coauthor of eleven research abstracts in nuclear physics for professional meetings Author or. coauthor of ten abstracts in psychoenergetic research for professional and meetings PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS American Physical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Parapsycho- logy Association, The American Society for Psychical Research UNCLASSIFIED Approved For Release 2001/04/02 :CIA-RDP96-007888001500110021-2