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Award/Contract
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Abstract

H-SB05.2-002
UNCOOPERATIVE VEHICLE STOPPING USING NON-LETHAL METHODS

NBCHC060015 0521112
(FY05.2 Phase I)
Non-Lethal, Precision Directed Energy for Stopping Uncooperative Vehicles.

Physics, Materials, and Applied Mathematics Research, L.L.C.
1665 E. 18th Street, suite 112
Tucson, AZ 85719-6808

02/01/2006
to
08/15/2006
$99,996.00

This Phase I proposal is intended to leverage a comparatively developed and new technology that is being funded by the Army. This technology can precisely target a vehicle with the precision of a designator laser and apply a voltage and/or electrical signal, capable of disabling electronics at a distance. It can effectively be considered a non-contact direct-injection electrical system, as well as an ideally-coupled radiative electrical system. The technology has been successfully tested on electronic equipment and is currently being scaled up. We propose this same method to stop uncooperative vehicles with minimal risk to vehicle occupants, law enforcement officers, and the general public. Our Phase I objective is to perform the necessary design and analysis to demonstrate the feasibility of implementing this technique to stop vehicles using patrol-car-based systems as well as with devices that can be deployed from air platforms such as helicopters. All of the pertinent practical considerations will be accounted for.

H-SB05.2-002
UNCOOPERATIVE VEHICLE STOPPING USING NON-LETHAL METHODS

NBCHC060024 0521187
(FY05.2 Phase I)
Non-Lethal Vehicle Stopping Technology

Engineering Science Analysis Corporation
6105 S. Ash Ave.
Suite A3
Tempe, AZ 85283-5626

12/15/2005
to
06/30/2006
$100,000.00

Engineering Science Analysis Corporation (ESA) proposes a new stopping technology that is compact, scalable, and easily deployable. None of the current mechanical vehicle stopping technologies meet the requirements for small, portable highly effective vehicle-stopping devices. Any stopping technology must consider the kinetic energy of the vehicle being stopped. This means a large large truck can potentially exhibit more than 10 times the energy of a small passenger car. A stopping device must work over this broad range of kinetic energies. We propose a device that is a significant improvement over the current ensnaring technology in that it is not as sensitive to the kinetic energy of the entire moving vehicle. Our innovation is a small, lightweight, inexpensive device that can be readily deployed by ground-based personnel or from helicopters. Our innovation does not rely on stopping the vehicle by completely ensnaring it, rather, our device is capable of stopping a vehicle by ensnaring the smaller, lower kinetic energy, rotating components beneath the vehicle and rendering them immobile thus immobilizing the entire vehicle.

H-SB05.2-002
UNCOOPERATIVE VEHICLE STOPPING USING NON-LETHAL METHODS

NBCHC070055 0522002
(FY05.2 Phase II)
Non Lethal Vehicle Stopping Technology

Engineering Science Analysis Corporation
6105 S. Ash Ave.
Suite A3
Tempe, AZ 85283-5626

03/07/2007
to
01/06/2010
$750,000.00

Engineering Science Analysis Corporation (ESA) has developed a new stopping technology that is compact, scalable, and easily deployable. None of the current mechanical vehicle stopping technologies meet the requirements for small, portable highly effective vehicle-stopping devices. Mechanical stopping technologies must consider the kinetic energy of the vehicle being stopped. This means a large large truck can potentially exhibit more than 10 times the energy of a small passenger car and a stopping device must work over this broad range of kinetic energies. Our research has indicated that current vehicle stopping technologies place the user in danger during deployment. ESA has developed a device that is a significant improvement over current technologies in that it is not as sensitive to the kinetic energy of the entire moving vehicle and is deployable from a safe distance. Our innovation is a portable, lightweight, inexpensive device that can be readily deployed and remotely activated by ground-based personnel or from helicopters. Our innovation does rely on stopping the vehicle by completely ensnaring it or flattening the tires rather, our device stops the vehicle by ensnaring the smaller, lower kinetic energy, rotating components in the undercarriage and rendering them immobile thus immobilizing the entire vehicle.