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Grid-based precision aim system and method for disrupting suspect objects

United States Patent

June 10, 2014
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A system and method for disrupting at least one component of a suspect object is provided. The system has a source for passing radiation through the suspect object, a grid board positionable adjacent the suspect object (the grid board having a plurality of grid areas, the radiation from the source passing through the grid board), a screen for receiving the radiation passing through the suspect object and generating at least one image, a weapon for deploying a discharge, and a targeting unit for displaying the image of the suspect object and aiming the weapon according to a disruption point on the displayed image and deploying the discharge into the suspect object to disable the suspect object.
Gladwell; Thomas Scott (Albuquerque, NM), Garretson; Justin (Albuquerque, NM), Hobart; Clinton G. (Albuquerque, NM), Monda; Mark J. (St. Louis, MO)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
12/ 977,349
December 23, 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.