High Intensity Laser with Fiber Optic Multidirectional Strobe

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$378,882.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W31P4Q-06-C-0135
Award Id:
62854
Agency Tracking Number:
A022-2702
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2520 W. 237th Street, Torrance, CA, 90505
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
033449757
Principal Investigator:
Vladimir Rubtsov
Senior Scientist
(310) 530-7130
sbirproposals@intopsys.com
Business Contact:
Reuben Sandler
Chief Executive Officer
(310) 530-7130
rsandler@intopsys.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Current global and domestic threat environments present US military forces, law enforcement and security personnel with non-lethal crowd control challenges. During Phase I, Intelligent Optical Systems, (IOS) demonstrated the feasibility of developing a non-lethal, but powerful and flexible crowd control weapon. The proposed weapon is a portable, non-lethal, multidirectional strobe light for military and law enforcement applications. The device provides high intensity light pulses, strobing with 1.6m/Wcm2 average power density over multiple 87.5 cm spots at a distance of 1.7m. This proposed dazzling device uses a novel fiber optic scanner that sequentially produces powerful light flashes adjusted in real time to brain frequencies 7-15Hz in multiple directions, allowing the operator to control subjects by temporarily disorienting them, but not blinding them. In Phase II, IOS will develop a powerful, fully functional multidirectional light source, with adjustable safety zones, that will operate within maximum permissible exposure guidelines. IOS will further develop and optimize the prototype strobe utilizing in-house developed lasers and commercial multi-color light sources. We will evaluate the effectiveness of the strobe by conducting detailed studies of physiological and psychological effects, conduct comparative in-field tests, and pursue commercialization of the most efficient device.

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