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Identifying cultural factors affecting the use of non-lethal weapons

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67513
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-072-1290
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Anacapa Sciences, Inc.
301 East Carrillo Street 2FL P. O. Box 519 Santa Barbara, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Identifying cultural factors affecting the use of non-lethal weapons
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-05-C-6550
Award Amount: $707,831.00
 

Abstract:

This project will produce a new assessment and decision-support tool that will assist US military leaders in their decisions regarding the development and use of non-lethal weapons. This tool will provide commanders with an ability to anticipate psychological and behavioral reactions to the use of a variety of non-lethal weapons influenced by a variety of cultural and situational factors. No similar tool, procedure, or method currently exists to assist leaders with these issues. Detailed data on psychological and behavioral reactions to the use of non-lethal weapons and differences in those reactions across cultures also do not exist and will be collected during this project. These valuable data will help not only in the development of the assessment tool but will also be extremely useful for training, modeling, and simulation of non-lethal weapon tactics, techniques, and procedures. Military personnel and civilian law enforcement personnel with experience using a variety of non-lethal weapons will serve as consultants and evaluators of the data and the assessment tool to ensure the validity and usability of the final product. Modifications of the military tool may also made available to US and foreign law enforcement, allied military, and private security agencies that use non-lethal weapons.

Principal Investigator:

Michael D. Silver
Senior Scientist
8059666157
msilver@anacapasciences.com

Business Contact:

Steven Rogers
Vice President
8059666157
sprogers@anacapasciences.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ANACAPA SCIENCES, INC.
301 East Carrillo Street 2FL, P. O. Box Santa Barbara, CA 93102

EIN/Tax ID: 952621814
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No