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Reactive Personnel Protection System and Method

Abstract: 

A counter-terrorism, reactive personnel protection system which detects the presence of a destructive object as it approaches a designated personnel target along an intersecting path. Before impact, an air bag is rapidly inflated and interposed between the destructive object and the target so as to provide a protective barrier. The air bag is constructed from polyethylene material or other anti-ballistic materials, and serves to halt or redirect the detected destructive force of the object and thereby protect the designated target from attack.

Patent Number: 
6,412,391
Date Of Issue: 
07/02/2002
Inventors: 

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