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Weapons and Non-permitted Device Detector (WANDD)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $464,907)

This project will develop a hand-held weapon detection wand that adds acoustic technology to existing metal detection to: Enhance detection of non-metallic hidden objects at close range on the body; Enhance the probability of detection while reducing false calls for metallic hidden objects on a body by integrating two different detection physics approaches into one device; Produce a portable, lab prototype device that demonstrates the enhancements that will come from the final commercial version of the WANDD; and Begin the initial commercialization process for the WANDD technology ultimately producing a low-cost device that fits the needs of corrections and other law enforcment officers.


Date Created: September 12, 2006