"Identifying and tracking the individual targets of mosquito size is no longer a scientific fantasy," he said. We are very close to getting this technology out of the lab and using it to save life.
The WHO says mosquito bites spread the disease, killing more than one million people a year.
China has developed a radar system with advanced performance to track missiles and stealth aircraft, the report said. But some scientists believe that this technology can also be used to deal with mosquitoes.
According to the report, the research team got RMB about 82000000 yuan at the end of last year, and used it to build a full-size mosquito detection radar that can be tested on the spot.
Reported that the scientists responsible for the project said that the radar will emit multiple frequency electromagnetic pulse, when it touches mosquitoes, the radio waves coming back will contain mosquito species, sex, speed and direction, and whether it has "meal" and other information.
Scientists in other countries also used civilian radar to track the activities of larger insects such as birds or locust and moth, but it is believed that this is the first attempt to monitor mosquitoes with radar.
The report says the researchers say the radar prototype has reached unprecedented sensitivity because it uses the latest military radar technology. He said that the research team has made progress in the current technology, and this technology also has a prospect of military applications.