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Engine Stopping Using Intelligent Waveform Modulation

Award Information

Award #
2005-DE-BX-K029
Funding Category
Competitive
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2005
Total funding (to date)
$1,126,472
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $340,505)

Fiore will test commercial motor vehicles to determine their susceptibility to radio frequency (RF) radiation. The information derived from the testing will be useful for determining the RF waveforms that have the greatest potential effectiveness in safely immobilizing motor vehicles. Fiore will conduct laboratory and field testing of motor vehicles that are subjected to modulated narrow band (NB) and ultra-wide-band (UWB) radio frequency (RF) radiation. Fiore will investigate the capability of AM- and pulse-width-modulated waveforms to systematically produce adverse effects on motor vehicle engine functionality. Fiore will also perform the conceptual design of NB and UWB RF sources. The findings that are obtained by Fiore through the conduct of this research project may have a significant impact on the effort to identify optimal RF waveforms that can systematically disrupt motor vehicle engine functioning.

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This project was awarded to develop a vehicle susceptibility database with possible further development of a Radio Frequency source to stop vehicles. This supplement will fund the first half of a two-year Phase II effort involving the design and construction of a suitable microwave source, integration of the source into a pursuit vehicle, and conducting laboratory and open-road tests to evaluate system effectiveness. nca/ncf

This study is currently in Phase II. The results of project will provide a new tool for for use by state and local criminal justice agencies. This effort was funded to explore the concept of stopping internal combustion engines using modulation of a microwave carrier signal and developing a prototype for the purpose of safely stopping vehicles fleeing police. This work has the potential to produce an immensely useful device that could save human lives, reduce property damage, and prevent multi-million dollar lawsuits. The Phase I effort has been judged as sufficiently successful to warrant proceeding to a two-year Phase II effort involving the design and construction of a suitable microwave source, integration of the source into a pursuit vehicle, and conducting laboratory and open-road tests to evaluate system effectiveness. This technology will provide law enforcement the ability to stop vehicles at a standoff distance. This will be exceptionally useful in stopping terrorists using vehicles to cause human, property, and economical damage by stopping vehicles carrying explosives or hazardous materials before they can reach their targets.

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This study is currently in Phase II. One of the most dangerous tasks facing state, local and rural law enforcement is pursuing and stopping stolen and fleeing vehicles. The results of this project will provide a new tool for use by local, as well as other criminal justice agencies in stopping fleeing vehicles. This effort was funded to explore the concept of stopping internal combustion engines using modulation of a microwave carrier signal and developing a prototype for the purpose of safely stopping vehicles fleeing police. This work has the potential to produce an immensely useful device that could save human lives, reduce property damage, and prevent multi-million dollar lawsuits. The Phase I effort has been judged as sufficiently successful to warrant proceeding to a two-year Phase II effort involving the design and construction of a suitable microwave source, integration of the source into a pursuit vehicle, and conducting laboratory and open-road tests to evaluate system effectiveness.

This technology will provide law enforcement the ability to stop vehicles at a standoff distance. This ability will be exceptionally useful in stopping terrorists using vehicles to cause human, property, and economical damage by stopping vehicles carrying explosives or hazardous materials before they can reach their targets.
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Date Created: September 20, 2005