Recent image of MADAR Display
Updated 13 Nov 2017
PURPOSE & SCOPE
A network of devices that are known to be very
sensitive and reliable for the betrayal of the
presence of some Unidentified Aerial Phenomena.
WHO IS BEHIND MADAR?
The beginnings of the MADAR Project began with Fran
Ridge in 1960 but the idea for MADAR-III came about in
April of 2016. Work on the new Project began in
The idea to build a newer, smaller, and deployable
system came about in early 2016. Others had been working
on such an idea but were having technical issues. By
April of 2016 Fran Ridge had put out a status
report to the MADAR Team mentioning a system that was
already being used extensively in the U. S. and other
parts of the world for radiation that could be devised
and used to log and store geomagnetic and
electromagnetic information. Data could be stored in a
database and displayed on a Map. Within months a
working model was created and about a dozen devices were
WHAT WILL MADAR-III DO?
A small and affordable sensor system and processor
will be in place at many locations in the U.S. and
Canada, and soon in other parts of the world. These
devices transmit data to a dedicated server and
without the need for a computer, although a pc offers
many advantages. The primary purpose of the MADAR-III
DataProbe is to detect a change in the local
geomagnetic field and display live readings on a Map
or "MADAR Screen" and also listed with other devices
by State on a "data screen" known as the "MADAR Full
A beginning threshold
(referred to as "limits") set by the electronics
engineers that can then be adjusted by the operator
based on the local geomagnetic field signature,
determines the sensitivity or when the system will be
Utilizing the latest electronic technology:
The device will read
and store 24/7 the actual compass deflections,
detect a change in the ambient reading, and
activate the system. On the MADAR Screen the
device icon goes into a "red" alert status.
The device also
displays 24/7 and records the ambient and
anomalous readings of the geomagnetic field in
The sensor module will
also display and record ambient and anomalistic
BMP or Barometric Pressure. (This feature when
available will be in the automatic software
All data is stored
both on the device's hard drive and time-stamped
in UTC (Universal Time Code).
If desired, at the
instrumentation site, a modified device can
activate a mode control panel (MCP) or power strip
which powers up other devices, all depending on
the level chosen by the operator. (All models may
soon have this feature built in).
Upon alert status the
device sends out a text message AND email to the
designated operator who has filled out an
application upon startup, which can be modified at
any time by said operator.
The device could
trigger a wireless audio alarm located anywhere on
the site. (Not yet available). Plans are to
have this little item plug into an outlet for
power and transmission.
If the station is
equipped with a geiger counter, the readings are
logged on a recorder activated by the MCP or could
be a plug-in to the device and network. (Latter
not yet available).
If the station has a
police and/or aircraft scanner in operation, a
recorder can record the transmissions upon
activation of the MCP.
Upon alert, the
operator takes a special kit to a nearby
observation point. *
If the operator is
away from the location the text message and TM
alert will at least notify him of an event and
file a basic report memo.
In the event that a UAP sighting takes place in the
region, the operator/team may be able to provide
interesting data in the form of slight changes just
under the triggering threshold. We already have several
sources for the latest sightings to use as support data
and leads for further investigation:
The National UFO
Reporting Center in Seattle, Washington
Mutual UFO Network
The last 24 hours, or even
the last 7 days of data, could be viewed in a graph if
accessed by a local computer to quickly locate reading
highs and lows.
For the operation of the MADAR System it is desired
that most units/devices would be utilized as Base
Units. These “robot” devices would receive and gather
data at all times and without the need for an on-site
Field Units (and possibly “mobile” units) would be
built in the same manner but their use would be
different. Such a modified device could be made to be
used for Field use which would have a display of its
own and a battery pack, but it could also be placed at
the base location for the bulk of the time and
operated as a Base Unit.
The sensor looks at the data 15 times a second but
logs data routinely at 60 sec intervals until
activated by an anomaly. Upon detection the device
goes into alert mode and begins recording data at a
higher rate of 500 millisecond for 30 minutes or
WHAT CAN BE GATHERED
Detection - There are
at least 151 documented incidents of compass
needle/UFO incidents (Herr/Ridge). The module we
selected has several sensors built in and is
well-suited for this operation and gives baseline
and anomalistic readings of azimuth.
Data – The module also
provides baseline and anomalistic EME data in
Event Time is provided with a Universal Time Code
BMP - Baseline and
anomalistic Barometric Pressure measurements would
be valuable IF any correlations were noted. Up
until now there has been little precedent since
the witness(es) in past events have little if any
notification being possible. But recent data
searches have turned up numerous potential BMP
NEEDS IN THE SYSTEM
Device need to be a
simple plug and play.
All devices and models
need to have the same and constantly updated
Software updates need
to be automatic.
Access to the device
and readings should be primarily by website server
AND local computer.
A MAP displaying the
locations and device status available to anyone.
A DATA page or MADAR
Full Data Block showing all device data in single
lines listed by State order: State, City, Device #
("Node Number"), readings, Universal Time Code.
Text files of data for
each sampling device
A lot of
information can be displayed on the DATA page which is
listed by State and by “Node” number rather than
'1,2,3” As an example in which Node numbers are
assigned as devices are created, Indiana could have
three devices numbered 1,22,33, etc.
The map above illustrates the locations of some very
important sightings, the ones near missile sites.
Hopefully these will be the key locations of many
SUGGESTED SKYWATCH OR RAPID DEPLOYMENT KIT
Cell phone and important numbers to call
Strobe Light (for signalling UAP)
K-II type meter
Video or body camera
Polarized sun glasses (for observation of possible
Notepad and Pens
MADAR Order Page
Attn: Francis L. Ridge
5847 Riover Walk Circle
Newburgh, IN 47630