Non-Lethal Vehicle Stopping Technology

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NBCHC060024
Award Id:
72141
Agency Tracking Number:
#0521187
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
6105 S. Ash Ave, Suite A3, Tempe, AZ, 85283
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
MartinMartinez
President
(480) 460-3727
Business Contact:
MartinMartinez
President
(480) 460-3727
Martin.Martinez@ESACORP.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Engineering Science Analysis Corporation (ESA) proposes a new stopping technology that is compact, scalable, and easily deployable. None of the current mechanical vehicle stopping technologies meet the requirements for small, portable highly effective vehicle-stopping devices. Any stopping technology must consider the kinetic energy of the vehicle being stopped. This means a large large truck can potentially exhibit more than 10 times the energy of a small passenger car. A stopping device must work over this broad range of kinetic energies. We propose a device that is a significant improvement over the current ensnaring technology in that it is not as sensitive to the kinetic energy of the entire moving vehicle. Our innovation is a small, lightweight, inexpensive device that can be readily deployed by ground-based personnel or from helicopters. Our innovation does not rely on stopping the vehicle by completely ensnaring it, rather, our device is capable of stopping a vehicle by ensnaring the smaller, lower kinetic energy, rotating components beneath the vehicle and rendering them immobile thus immobilizing the entire vehicle.

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