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Development of a Smart Gun Prototype Using Handgrip Recognition

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2001, $299,510)

PROJECT SUMMARY FOR 2001-IJ-CX-K010 This funding will allow Mosermation to research, design and develop a prototype biometric grip recognition smart gun which will be tested to assess its capabilities and to predict whether the end product will have the performance characteristics required by law enforcement. A prototype will be designed using mostly commercially available components, and it will be configured to allow realistic testing of the handgrip sensor method to determine the discrimination performance. The gun will be trained to recognize and be tested on a reasonably large non-homogenous group of persons. The discrimination accuracy will be analyzed from the data to determine the recognition reliability of the authorized users, the rejection reliability of the others, and the tradeoffs between them. The technology and performance improvements that can be achieved with further development will be assessed.
Date Created: August 29, 2001