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Pyrotechnic whistle technology enhancements to law enforcement applications
Author(s): Joseph A. Domanico; Terry E. Thomas
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Paper Abstract

In the past several years, there has been increasing interest in acoustic technology for less-than-lethal applications. Pyrotechnic whistles have been under study at the Edgewood Research, Development and engineering Center for several years for similar applications. Improvements in safety and handling, combined with increased levels of acoustic output, make the properly designed pyrotechnic whistle a valuable addition (read augmentation) to some current device designs. Either alone or in combination with other distraction effects, such as multiple concussion, strobing pyrotechnic, or microstarts, the pyrotechnic whistle family of devices provide a high level of target reaction with a minimum of collateral damage. This paper will summarize the recent research and development efforts in pyrotechnic whistle compositions, and the capabilities for the application of pyrotechnic whistles for typical law enforcement applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 December 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3575, Enforcement and Security Technologies, (28 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.335018
Show Author Affiliations
Joseph A. Domanico, U.S. Army Edgewood Research, Development, and Engineering Ctr. (United States)
Terry E. Thomas, U.S. Army Edgewood Research, Development, and Engineering Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3575:
Enforcement and Security Technologies
A. Trent DePersia; John J. Pennella, Editor(s)

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