High Intensity Laser with Fiber Optic Multidirectional Strobe

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-06-C-0135
Agency Tracking Number: A022-2702
Amount: $729,996.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2002
Solicitation Topic Code: A02-010
Solicitation Number: 2002.2
Small Business Information
2520 W. 237th Street, Torrance, CA, 90505
DUNS: 033449757
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Vladimir Rubtsov
 Senior Scientist
 (310) 530-7130
Business Contact
 Reuben Sandler
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (310) 530-7130
Email: rsandler@intopsys.com
Research Institution
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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