EPIC (Electromagnetic Personnel Interdiction Control)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-05-C-6509
Agency Tracking Number: N032-0874
Amount: $749,843.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: N03-163
Solicitation Number: 2003.2
Small Business Information
19221 IH-45 South; Ste. 530, Conroe, TX, 77385
DUNS: 782566418
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kevin Champaigne
 Program Director
 (281) 292-9903
 champaigne@invocon.com
Business Contact
 Mary Pate
Title: Vice President/General Co
Phone: (281) 292-9903
Email: pate@invocon.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Marine Corps has indicated a need for a new technology that could form the basis of non-lethal and non-destructive weapons. The purpose of these weapons would be to render an adversary either incapable or unwilling to resist installation of captive restraints. This incapacitation must last for a period of time needed to subdue the individual and by means of restraint installation preclude any further hostile action. This requirement dictates that when the weapon is used to subdue an enemy, no permanent damage of any kind to the target will be tolerated. In addition, the requirement states that the weapon must be able to attack targets through walls without damage to the walls or to the target. Invocon, Inc. has completed a Phase 1 and a Phase 1 Option. The EPIC concept was refined and documented as were the anticipated effects on human targets. Research was completed that defined the human physiology that was to be the specific target of the EPIC stimulus as well as estimations of the radiated energies needed to create the desired non-destructive effects. The Phase 2 proposal seeks to verify the initial concept definition and provide unassailable evidence of "cause and effect" of the EPIC stimulus on living animal tissue that sufficiently replicates human anatomy. Further, it seeks to prove that the effects of the EPIC stimulus can be endured by the target with complete assurance that no permanent damage will result.

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