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Proposal Number: 0512004
Proposal Title: Untethered Electro-Muscular Disruption Round
Topic Number: H-SB05.1-005
Phase: Phase II
Topic Title: INNOVATIVE LESS-LETHAL DEVICES FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT
Organization: Mide Technology Corporation
Address: 200 Boston Avenue Suite 1000
Medford, MA 02155-4242  
Abstract: Mide is proposing to develop and demonstrate an untethered electro-muscular disruption non-lethal stun round for civil law enforcement officers and the military. The innovative device will provide individual threat control at increased range (15 - 50 meters) over existing weapons and it will be compatible with 12-gauge shotguns. The device combines the proven effectiveness, legal and social acceptability of the current tethered EMD devices with the ease of use, practicality, and extended range of shotgun shells. Utility of the innovation is probably best realized in crowd control situations or riots having high levels of aggression. The major benefits of the innovation is that the untethered round avoids all the problems associated with tethered wires, snagging and breaking of the wires, resistive losses and inaccurate delivery of the barbs. While Phase I established a feasible preliminary design, Phase II will further optimize the design and validate though engineering tests the performance of the round. Real scale round will be fired to ensure accuracy and safety. Additional physiological performance tests will also be performed as needed. If funded, the effort will provide a timely non-lethal round that will help to safe lives and protect our people and security forces.
Award/Contract Number: NBCHC070002
Period of Performance: 02/27/2007 - 02/26/2009
Award/Contract Value: $953,017.00
Award/Obligated Amount: $375,000.00