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Topic Information Award/Contract Number Proposal Information Company Performance
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Award/Contract
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Abstract

H-SB05.1-002
IMPROVED SPECTROSCOPIC GAMMA RAY DETECTORS

NBCHC070018 0512007
(FY05.1 Phase II)
IMPROVED SPECTROSCOPIC GAMMA RAY DETECTORS

Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street
Watertown, MA 02472-4699

02/01/2007
to
01/31/2009
$749,999.00

Spread of the weapons of mass destruction such as nuclear weapons is a serious threat in the world today. Prevention of the spread of radioactive materials and nuclear weapons has reached a state of heightened urgency in recent years, especially since the events of September 11, 2001 and its aftermath. Gamma ray spectrometers are an important tool in homeland defense and monitoring to check the spread of special nuclear materials (such as highly enriched uranium and weapons grade plutonium) and nuclear weapons. An important challenge in homeland security monitoring is not only to detect hidden radioactive materials but also to distinguish them from routinely used radiopharmaceuticals as well as naturally radioactive materials. The goal of the proposed effort is to investigate promising new scintillators for homeland security applications.

H-SB05.1-005
INNOVATIVE LESS-LETHAL DEVICES FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT

NBCHC070002 0512004
(FY05.1 Phase II)
Untethered Electro-Muscular Disruption Round

Mide Technology Corporation
200 Boston Avenue Suite 1000
Medford, MA 02155-4242

02/27/2007
to
02/26/2009
$953,017.00

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.