MEDUSA (weapon)

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MEDUSA (Mob Excess Deterrent Using Silent Audio) is a directed-energy non-lethal weapon designed by WaveBand Corporation in 2003-2004 for temporary personnel incapacitation.[1] The weapon is based on the microwave auditory effect resulting in a strong sound sensation in the human head when it is subject to certain kinds of pulsed/modulated microwave radiation. The developers claimed that through the combination of pulse parameters and pulse power, it is possible to raise the auditory sensation to a “discomfort” level, deterring personnel from entering a protected perimeter or, if necessary, temporarily incapacitating particular individuals.[1] In 2005, Sierra Nevada Corporation acquired WaveBand Corporation.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Navy SBIR/STTR Search Database". NavySBIRProgram.com. 2004.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "ACQUISITION OF WAVEBAND CORPORATION (WB) BY SIERRA NEVADA CORPORATION (SNC)". SNCorp.com. 2005-05-01. Archived from the original on 2012-11-27.