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Development of a Performance Calibration System for X-26 Tasers
 

Summary: Development of a Performance Calibration System
for X-26 Tasers
David Dawson, Yasheng Maimaitijiang, Andy Adler
Systems and Computer Engineering
Carleton University
Ottawa, Canada
adler@sce.carleton.ca
Abstract-- Conducted Energy Weapons (specifically the Taser)
are being increasingly used by police in several countries, and
have also been subject to significant media concern over the level
of emissions and applicable safety standards. One issue has been
the variability in electrical output between weapons, and of
individual weapons over time. In order to address this issue, we
present work to: 1) establish consensus on the appropriate
electrical parameters to characterize a weapon's biomedical
effects, and 2) the development and design of a portable test
system to measure these parameters. A weapon is electrically
connected to a calibrated dummy resistive load of 600 ohms and
fired for 5s while the output voltage is measured and the
parameters are subsequently calculated. This test system has

  

Source: Adler, Andy - Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences