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Proposal Number: 0521187
Proposal Title: Non-Lethal Vehicle Stopping Technology
Topic Number: H-SB05.2-002
Phase: Phase I
Topic Title: UNCOOPERATIVE VEHICLE STOPPING USING NON-LETHAL METHODS
Organization: Engineering Science Analysis Corporation
Address: 6105 S. Ash Ave.
Suite A3
Tempe, AZ 85283-5626  
Abstract: 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.
Award/Contract Number: NBCHC060024
Period of Performance: 12/15/2005 - 06/30/2006
Award/Contract Value: $100,000.00
Award/Obligated Amount: $100,000.00