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AbstractModern flashbangs used for military or law enforcement purposes are explosive by nature, and are therefore potentially harmful to not only the assailant and the user, but also to the environment in which the device is used. Many current electronic flashbangs on the market attempt to replicate traditional flashbangs in terms of size and appearance, but may not be powerful enough to be incapacitating while remaining unharmful in the long-term. Most current products have several other undesirable features. For example, they are not rechargeable, have a limited light output (in both power and effective area), may not have noise making capabilities, may not be able to be remotely detonated, and may not be rugged enough for long term reusability. The BRITE is intended to be a reusable and safe version of a flashbang grenade. Emitting a flashing light and a loud noise, the BRITE is to be thrown into an average lit, indoor setting to disorient any assailants so that they may be apprehended in a safe and swift manner. The optical and audio output of the BRITE will be safe for the assailant and the user with no permanent harm caused while remaining unpleasant. Due to the throwable nature of the device, it will be small and rugged with the field of view of the optical output such that the target will be disoriented no matter how the device lands, as well as remotely operable.
Degree ProgramOptical Sciences and Engineering