Untethered Electro-Muscular Disruption Device

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: NBCHC050106
Agency Tracking Number: 0511108
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: H-SB05.1-005
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Mide Technology Corporation
200 Boston Avenue, Suite 1000, Medford, MA, 02155
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Marthinus Van Schoor
 (781) 306-0609
 tienie@mide.com
Business Contact
 Petra Botha
Phone: (781) 306-0609
Email: pbotha@mide.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Mid¿, along with ballistics and firearms expert Ed Hartwell, proposes development of the ¿Piezer¿ (pee-ay¿-zer) ¿ an untethered electro-muscular disruption non-lethal stun weapon based on piezoelectric technology for civil law enforcement officers and the military. The innovative new device would provide individual threat control at increased range (40 50 meters) over existing weapons and compatibility with 12 gauge shotguns. Piezoelectrics enable efficient high voltage generation in a small package, and can be designed to deliver high-energy stun pulses. The Piezer device combines the proven effectiveness, legal and social acceptability of the Taser¿ with the ease of use, practicality, and extended range of shotgun shells. Utility of the Piezer is probably best realized in crowd control situations or riots having high levels of aggression. These situations meet the requirement that an additional lethal weapon must be trained on an individual or group before a non-lethal weapon can be used. This rule is common to domestic law enforcement groups.

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