DIVERSION DEVICE/INCAPACITANT

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$49,801.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
12911
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Schwartz Electro-optics Inc
3404 N Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL, 32765
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Madhu Acharekar
(407) 298-1802
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A DIVERSION DEVICE/INCAPACITANT BASED ON A CHEMICAL PUMP SOLID STATE LASER TO FLASH-BLIND AN OPPONENT WITHOUT INJURING NEARBY INNOCENT PERSONNEL WILL BE STUDIED IN THIS PROGRAM. THE RECENT DATA COLLECTED AT SCHWARTZ ELECTRO-OPTICS (SEO) INDICATES THE FEASIBILITY OF A CHEMICAL PUMPED SOLID STATE LASER. THE DEVICE EMITS HIGH POWER PHOTON BULLETS THAT WOULD BE IDEAL EQUIPMENT TO TEMPORARILY STUN THE OPPONENT. SEO PROPOSES A PHASE I STUDY PROGRAM TO DEVELOP A LOW COST/LOW MASS, HIGH ENERGY, PULSED LASER FOR THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS APPLICATIONS. THE DEVICE WILL PROVIDE A LASER BEAM DIVERGENCE CONTROL SO THAT AN INDIVIDUAL IN A GROUP OR THE ENTIRE GROUP OF OPPONENTS CAN BE STUNNED WITH A SINGLE SHOT.

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