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Reactive Personnel Protection System

Abstract: 

A counter-terrorism, reactive personnel protection system which detects the presence of a concussive shock wave or ballistic projectile as it approaches a designated personnel target. Before impact, an air bag is rapidly inflated and interposed between the destructive force and the target so as to provide a protective barrier. The air bag is constructed from ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene material, and serves to halt or redirect the detected destructive force and thereby protect the designated target from attack.

Patent Number: 
6,029,558
Date Of Issue: 
03/20/2007
Inventors: 

David J. Stevens; Kirk A. Marchand; Thomas J. Warnagiris