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Modulated Microwave Vehicle Stopping

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: NBCHC060041
Agency Tracking Number: #0521244
Amount: $99,459.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
727 Airport Blvd
Ann Arbor, MI 90501
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Joseph Tesar
 Director of Research and Development
 (734) 668-2567
Business Contact
 David Denomme
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (734) 668-2567
Research Institution

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.

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