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Development of an Authorized-User-Only Handgun

Award Information

Awardee
Award #
2000-RD-CX-K001
Location
Awardee County
HAMPDEN
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2000
Total funding (to date)
$3,082,477

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2000, $300,000)

Project summary for 2000-RD-CX-K001
This project will provide for further advance in the research and development of Smith & Wesson's Smart Gun prototype using biometrics and an electronic firing system to disable the firearm from use by an unauthorized user. Initial funding will support an analysis of the existing electronic fire/combination lock system and a review and optimization of the existing design for manufacturability and assembly. This supplementary funding will be used to begin to examine the development/test of a nonintegrated fingerprint authorization system, creation of a prototype to explore smart component integration, and a continuation of biometrics technology research to meet law enforcement needs.

Project summary for 2000-RD-CX-K001
This project will provide for further advance in the research and development of Smith & Wesson's Smart Gun prototype using biometrics and an electronic firing system to disable the firearm from use by an unauthorized user. Initial funding will support an analysis of the existing electronic fire/combination lock system and a review and optimization of the existing design for manufacturability and assembly. This supplementary funding will be used to begin to examine the development/test of a nonintegrated fingerprint authorization system, creation of a prototype to explore smart component integration, and a continuation of biometrics technology research to meet law enforcement needs.

Date Created: May 11, 2000