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High Intensity Laser with Fiber Optic Multidirectional Strobe

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Department of Defense
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
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2006 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc.
2520 W. 237th Street Torrance, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: High Intensity Laser with Fiber Optic Multidirectional Strobe
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-06-C-0135
Award Amount: $378,882.00


Current global and domestic threat environments present US military forces, law enforcement and security personnel with non-lethal crowd control challenges. During Phase I, Intelligent Optical Systems, (IOS) demonstrated the feasibility of developing a non-lethal, but powerful and flexible crowd control weapon. The proposed weapon is a portable, non-lethal, multidirectional strobe light for military and law enforcement applications. The device provides high intensity light pulses, strobing with 1.6m/Wcm2 average power density over multiple 87.5 cm spots at a distance of 1.7m. This proposed dazzling device uses a novel fiber optic scanner that sequentially produces powerful light flashes adjusted in real time to brain frequencies 7-15Hz in multiple directions, allowing the operator to control subjects by temporarily disorienting them, but not blinding them. In Phase II, IOS will develop a powerful, fully functional multidirectional light source, with adjustable safety zones, that will operate within maximum permissible exposure guidelines. IOS will further develop and optimize the prototype strobe utilizing in-house developed lasers and commercial multi-color light sources. We will evaluate the effectiveness of the strobe by conducting detailed studies of physiological and psychological effects, conduct comparative in-field tests, and pursue commercialization of the most efficient device.

Principal Investigator:

Vladimir Rubtsov
Senior Scientist

Business Contact:

Reuben Sandler
Chief Executive Officer
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2520 W. 237th Street Torrance, CA 90505

EIN/Tax ID: 954680779
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No