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Small Arms Long-Range Human Electro-Muscular Incapacitation (HEMI) Munition

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-19-P-6612
Agency Tracking Number: N183-140-0027
Amount: $124,765.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N183-140
Solicitation Number: 2018.3
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-03-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-01-14
Small Business Information
1596 S Sherman Street, Denver, CO, 80210
DUNS: 081039035
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Craig Gallimore
 (703) 447-4871
 cgallimore@harkind.com
Business Contact
 Angela Gallimore
Phone: (860) 874-8893
Email: agallimore@harkind.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Conducted Energy Weapons, like the TASER X-26, currently have insufficient effective operational range and duration of incapacitation effect to meet Warfighter needs. These limitations unnecessarily put Warfighters in close proximity to potentially dangerous persons and limit the time the Warfighter has to safely neutralize the threat. We are proposing a fuzed, extended range, long-duration, human electro-muscular incapacitation (HEMI) munition which can be deployed from a 12 gauge small-arms weapon in the DOD inventory. A 12-gauge munition will have improved aerodynamic stability, flatter trajectory, and better accuracy than larger munitions, such as 40 millimeter. Additionally, higher muzzle velocities can be used, thereby increasing effective range, by employing an electrode propulsion system to propel the electrodes forward of the munition towards the target, while simultaneously reducing munition velocity prior to impact, aiding in reduction of blunt impact injury. Blunt impact injury is further reduced through utilization of a deformable nose, whose material properties are tailored to the application. Recent developments in small-scale, high voltage, solid state devices make packaging of a high voltage pulse forming network into a 12-gauge form-factor feasible. Utilizing nanosecond electrical pulses further improves this capability by requiring reduced charge delivery to the target, as compared to TASER CEW's.

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