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System and method for disrupting suspect objects

United States Patent

July 9, 2013
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A system and method for disrupting at least one component of a suspect object is provided. The system includes a source for passing radiation through the suspect object, a screen for receiving the radiation passing through the suspect object and generating at least one image therefrom, a weapon having a discharge deployable therefrom, and a targeting unit. The targeting unit displays the image(s) of the suspect object and aims the weapon at a disruption point on the displayed image such that the weapon may be positioned to deploy the discharge at the disruption point whereby the suspect object is disabled.
Gladwell; T. Scott (Albuquerque, NM), Garretson; Justin R. (Albuquerque, NM), Hobart; Clinton G. (Albuquerque, NM), Monda; Mark J. (St. Louis, MO)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
12/ 912,151
October 26, 2010
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was developed under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 between Sandia Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in the invention.