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Proposal Number: 0522006
Proposal Title: Microwave Vehicle Stopping
Topic Number: H-SB05.2-002
Phase: Phase II
Topic Title: UNCOOPERATIVE VEHICLE STOPPING USING NON-LETHAL METHODS
Organization: Cybernet Systems Corporation
Address: 3741 Plaza Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108-1655  
Abstract: Cybernet Systems is developing a novel, non-lethal method for disabling an uncooperative vehicle called the MVS, or Microwave Vehicle Stopper. Our system transmits modulated microwave energy to the target vehicle that is tailored to disrupt the computation functions of the vehicle engine controller, safely slowing and stopping the vehicle. Inducing a car to stall without permanent damage is generally termed "vehicle upset". Our goal is to defuse a potentially dangerous car-chase by disabling power to the vehicle while leaving braking and steering unaffected. This system will provide law enforcement with a non-lethal tool for stopping vehicles in the safest possible manner.Our proposed Phase II effort is an extension of the successful Phase I project. We clearly showed feasibility of using microwaves to upset vehicles in Phase I, and in Phase II we will refine the modulation schemes, validate the modulation patterns on multiple test vehicles, and will develop hardware prototypes. Functional Phase II systems will allow us to demonstrate the technology to user groups (law enforcement), police offices and government personnel. Ongoing interaction between Cybernet and users of the MVS (such as local police) is a particularly important strategy for developing a commercially viable product.
Award/Contract Number: D07PC75296 (formerly NBCHC070094)
Period of Performance: 04/25/2007 - 04/24/2010
Award/Contract Value: $749,956.00
Award/Obligated Amount: $749,956.00