Active Denial Technology Computational Human Effects End-To-End Hypermodel (ADT CHEETEH) (Presentation)

May, 2019
IDA document: D-10677
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: News Releases
Division: Science and Technology Division
Shelley M. Cazares, Jeffrey A. Snyder, James Belanich, John C. Biddle, Allyson M. Buytendyk, Stacy H.M. Teng, Kelly O'Connor See more authors
We developed a computational model to simulate the response of a human target to Active Denial Technology (ADT), including estimates of ADT’s physical, physiological, cognitive, and behavioral effects. The ADT system is a counter-personnel non-lethal weapon for crowd control, convoy protection, and perimeter security. The target is subjected to pulses of focused 95 GHz electromagnetic energy. The energy diffuses approximately 400 microns into the target’s skin, producing no skin damage. However, the target may still perceive a burning sensation strong enough to repel (i.e., compel the target to immediately move away). The ADT system differs from traditional, lethal weaponry.