Non-lethal area denial device

  • US 5,936,183 A
  • Filed: 12/16/1997
  • Issued: 08/10/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/16/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A non-lethal anti-personnel device for sensing nearby personnel and automatically firing a plurality of electrical discharge darts at such personnel for temporarily disabling the personnel;

  • the device comprising;

    a housing having a plurality of firing bays, each such bay having at least one dart for selectively being fired in a predetermined direction;

    a plurality of high-voltage transformers, each such transformer being electrically connected to at least one dart by a wire to which the dart remains connected after firing; and

    means for sensing nearby personnel and activating said firing bays for firing said darts and applying a high-voltage discharge to disable the nearby personnel.

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