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Modulated Microwave Vehicle Stopping

Award Information

Department of Homeland Security
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
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Solicitation Year:
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Small Business Information
Cybernet Systems Corporation
3885 Research Park Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48108-2247
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Modulated Microwave Vehicle Stopping
Agency: DHS
Contract: NBCHC060041
Award Amount: $99,459.00


Stopping vehicles, which are potential car bomb threats or are simply fleeing a crime scene at high speed allows military and law enforcement personnel added effectiveness. Furthermore, the current option of high-speed pursuit adds almost as much danger as might be avoided if the assailant is subdued. For this reason, many local police forces operating on a purely civilian mandate have stopped authorizing such high-speed pursuit for less serious crimes for the public safety.This solicitation calls for a means for stopping uncooperative vehicles (those that do not intentionally which to stop upon police or military request), which can be exercised safely from pursuit aircraft or automobile. We propose to develop a system that does this by transmitting modulated microwave energy to the target vehicle that is tailored to disrupt the computation functions of the vehicle engine controller, thus stopping the vehicle.

Principal Investigator:

Joseph S. Tesar
Director of Research and Development

Business Contact:

David L. Denomme
Contracts Manager
Small Business Information at Submission:

Cybernet Systems Corporation
727 Airport Blvd Ann Arbor, MI 90501

EIN/Tax ID: 430924383
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No