(Letter image courtesy of electronic weapons activist
Margo Cherney, http://www.angelfire.com/or/mctrl/index.html
who made the FOIA request for details on this project.)
Awarding Agency: Department of Defense
SBIR Contract Number:
Science & Engineering Assoc, Inc.
6100 Uptown Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Telephone Number: 505-884-2300
An innovative and revolutionary technology is described that offers a means of low-probability-of-intercept Radio frequency (RF) communications. The feasibility of the concept has been established using both a low intensity laboratory system and a high power RF transmitter. Numerous military applications exist in areas of search and rescue, security and special operations.
See also: http://www.seabase.com
UPDATE TO BRIAN KOHN'S STUDIES: Program:SBIR Agency:AF Field Office:AL TOPIC Number:AF93-026 Control Number:93AL -185 Contract Number:F41624-93-C-9013 Phase:1 Awarded In:93 Award Amount:$37,806 Award Start Date:17MAY93 Award Completion Date:17DEC93 Proposal Title:Communicating Via the Microwave Auditory Effect Principal Investigator Name:Brian Kohn Principal Investigator Phone:505-884-2300 Firm SCIENCE & ENGINEERING ASSOC., INC.SEA Plaza, 6100 Uptown Blvd, NE, SUITE 700 Albuquerque, NM 87110 Woman Owned: N Minority Owned: N Number of Employees: 95 Keywords: MICROWAVE HEARING RF HEARING BONE CONDUCTION THERMOELASTIC COCHLEAR MICROPHONICS Abstract: In this research program, we plan to investigate a revolutionary new form of communication based on the microwave auditory effect. This proposed communication idea satisfies the requirements for an innovative, natural interface requiring no learning or training for efficient operation and effective communications. The purpose of the program proposed here is to extend the results of a recent feasibility study, performed for the Armstrong Laboratory/OEDR. The study found that voice communications, via the microwave auditory effect, are highly feasible. In Phase I of this SBIR, we propose to investigate the range of potential applications for this radically different form of voice communication and recommend hardware and systems concepts suitable for laboratory and brassboard demonstrations to be built under Phase II.