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Z-Wave Directed Energy for Neutralizing IEDs

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-11-C-0008
Agency Tracking Number: A102-045-1078
Amount: $69,931.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A10-045
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2011
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-02-08
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
6300 Gateway Dr.
Cypress, CA -
United States
DUNS: 614108918
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Ben Thien
 Principal Investigator
 (714) 224-4410
Business Contact
 Parviz Parhami
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (714) 224-4410
Research Institution

We have proposed the development of a novel, low frequency, directed energy concept for neutralizing IEDs at a safe distance in front of moving vehicles. The concept is based on launching an"Energetic RF Zenneck-mode Surface Waves"(Z-waves), which unlike conventional RF free field propagation, its intensity falls off at a 1/r rate, and is capable of penetrating ground and shielded enclosures. The Z-wave generator promises to be a robust piece of equipment capable of long term continuous operation in rough terrain. In addition to direct neutralization of IEDs, Z-waves can potentially disrupt nearby communication devices used to trigger IEDs.

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