Accession Number:

AD1037054

Title:

Thermal and Behavioral Effects of Exposure to 30 kW, 95-GHz Millimeter Wave Energy

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,01 Oct 2006,01 May 2017

Corporate Author:

711 Human Performance Wing JBSA Fort Sam Houston United States

Report Date:

2017-05-04

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

The present research quantified the behavioral effects of a millimeter exposure system developed by the Raytheon Company knowns the Silent Guardian SG system. This system employs a 95-GHz beam that is approximately one-third the area of that found in a similar 95-GHz exposure device, the Active Denial System. Experiment 1 determined the power density necessary to achieve pain intolerability in 90 of the human subject population. In Experiment 2, the SG system operator attempted to disrupt subjects from performing various behavioral tasks including a throwing balls, b sighting a simulated weapon either while standing erect in the open or while crouching behind a barrier, and c burying a simulated improvised explosive device.

Subject Categories:

  • Defense Systems
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE