Accession Number : AD0164783

Title :   Method and System for Personnel Control with Blinding Illumination.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Tyroler,Jesse F.

Report Date : 08 MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The invention relates to a method and system for controlling unruly crowds of people by non-violent means, by using blinding illumination. The illumination includes a continuous low intensity light together with a high-intensity flashing light to temporarily, blind the human eye. Under these conditions, police equipped with optical filter means, e.g. goggles, which selectively cut out, and thereby protect their eyes against, the 'blinding' flashing light, can enter the crowd and remove individual agitators.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Illumination, *Riot control, Searchlights, Floodlights, Optical filters, Goggles, High intensity, Low intensity

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE