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Proposal Number: 0511135
Proposal Title: Less-Lethal Eye Safe Handheld LED-Based Incapacitator for Law Enforcement
Topic Number: H-SB05.1-005
Phase: Phase I
Topic Title: INNOVATIVE LESS-LETHAL DEVICES FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT
Organization: Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc.
Address: 2520 W. 237th Street
Torrance, CA 90505-5217  
Abstract: Intelligent Optical Systems (IOS) has developed and demonstrated a prototype dazzler that utilizes an array of super-bright Light Emitting Diode (LED) clusters to produce disorientation and strong flashblindness with afterimages. In this project, IOS proposes to develop a significantly improved device that can operate at distances up to 50 feet at the maximum permissible eye-safe level. Two new innovations will be incorporated into the device: (1) a rangefinding technology that will permit rapid adjustment of the radiant power to the maximum eye-safe level, in real time, at any of the operational target distances; and (2) a novel scanner that will allow the device to cover an area much larger than the beam size, while still providing a flash frequency and exposure level as effective as the single beam over the entire area. Control electronics and a preprogrammed chip will be used to allow operation at randomly varying frequencies within the band of maximum effectiveness, and to utilize several colors of light to enhance disorientation.
Award/Contract Number: NBCHC050104
Period of Performance: 06/01/2005 - 12/15/2005
Award/Contract Value: $99,999.00
Award/Obligated Amount: $99,999.00