Low Collateral Damage Electromagnetic Pulse Non-Lethal Weapon

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 28758
Amount: $69,950.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1995
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Tpl, Inc.
3768 Hawkins, Ne, Albuqerque, NM, 87109
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Thomas J. Schilling
 (505) 345-5668
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Low collateral damage/less than lethal weapons systems would make a valuable contribution to both the military and civilian law enforcement agencies. A non-lethal weapon has a use in the expanded operations of the Army which include peacekeeping missions, riot control, and assistance to nations in need. TPL is proposing to develop concepts and design methodologies for several electromagnetic pulse generators capable of disorienting personnel, disabling targeted equipment, disarming munitions, and interrupting enemy communications. These devices have a unique tunable characteristic making them applicable in a variety of situations. Experimental work will include the testing of high performance optical load cells capable of generating EMP and flash binding personnel. In addition to developing concepts for the EMP devices, TPL will address operational scenarios and conduct the development of a preliminary lethality model for the weapons and their application. The team TPL has assembled for this project include experts in magnetic flux compression, weapons lethality, detonation physics, systems engineering and molecularly engineered materials. TPL has been active in the R&D, design, test, and evaluations of conventional and non-lethal/low collateral damage weapons through the SBIR program.

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