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Divert and Alert: Mitigating and Warning of Traffic Threats to Police Stopped Along the Roadside

Award Information

Award #
2011-IJ-CX-K016
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2011
Total funding (to date)
$1,500,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $500,000)

The applicant proposes to develop a combined sensor and alerting device that will mount on the roof of a patrol car. The device will use an optical scanner and computer to identify vehicles that are approaching on a collision course. It will then use a laser to project visual cues into the path of the oncoming vehicle alerting its driver that they are on a collision course with a stopped patrol car. If the oncoming vehicle ignores the laser alert, an audible alarm will be sounded alerting the dismounted officer of the danger.

ca/ncf

This award provides supplemental funding for award 2011-IJ-CX-K016. This award was competitively made in response to a proposal submitted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to an NIJ FY2011 solicitation "Officer Traffic Safety Research and Technology Development for Criminal Justice Applications". This project was only partially funded with the initial award. The goal of this effort is to reduce the number of officers struck by vehicles while working in traffic. The applicant proposes to develop a combined sensor and alerting device that will mount on the roof of a patrol car. The device will use an optical scanner and computer to identify vehicles that are approaching on a collision course. It will then use a laser to project visual cues into the path of the oncoming vehicle alerting its driver that they are on a collision course with a stopped patrol car. If the oncoming vehicle ignores the laser alert, an audible alarm will be sounded alerting the dismounted officer of the danger. ca/ncf

This award provides supplemental funding for award 2011-IJ-CX-K016. This award was competitively made in response to a proposal submitted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to an NIJ FY2011 solicitation "Officer Traffic Safety Research and Technology Development for Criminal Justice Applications". The project was funded to develop a device to alert officers on foot by the roadside of oncoming vehicles. The purpose of this supplement is to provide the third and final increment of funding approved for this award to complete the proposed project. nca/ncf

Date Created: September 8, 2011