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EPIC (Electromagnetic Personnel Interdiction Control)

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Invocon, Inc.
19221 IH-45 South; Ste. 530 Conroe, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: EPIC (Electromagnetic Personnel Interdiction Control)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: M67854-04-C-1013
Award Amount: $69,977.00


The Marine Corps has a requirement for a non-destructive stun weapon that would render a hostile war fighter ineffective for a period of time. There is significant political and military interest in such a capability. In addition, the ability to remotelyincapacitate a human being without permanent damage would be a landmark event in the field of civil law enforcement. The desirability of waging bloodless war to counter threats to national security is virtually limitless since both military and civilauthority could determine a priori when and if loss of human life is necessary. IVC proposes to investigate the use of beamed RF energy to excite and interrupt the normal process of human hearing and equilibrium. The focus will be in two areas. (1)Interruption of the mechanical transduction process by which sound and position (relative to gravity) are converted to messages that are processed by the brain. (2) Interruption of the chemical engine which sustains the proper operation of the nerve cellsthat respond to the mechanical transduction mechanisms referenced in item (1). Interruption of either or both of these processes has been clinically shown to produce complete disorientation and confusion. Second order effects would be extreme motionsickness.

Principal Investigator:

Kevin Champaigne
Program Director

Business Contact:

Mary Pate
Vice President/General Co
Small Business Information at Submission:

19221 IH-45 South; Ste. 530 Conroe, TX 77385

EIN/Tax ID: 760315372
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No