Removal of Magnetically Attached Devices (ReMAD) Effectiveness and Sustainability Assessment

NCMS Project #: 140822

Problem:  New technologies need to be developed that address the issue of unwanted devices from being magnetically attached to vehicles, equipment, delivery trucks, construction equipment, taxis, limousines, building door entrances and other areas. Such unwanted devices could cause extensive property damage, enable unauthorized/forced entry, provide unwanted tracking/surveillance, or may deliver unwanted payloads resulting in human injury or death.

Benefit: The ability to repeal/detach unwanted MADs will be an invaluable and welcome technology offering great benefits to the commercial industry, the public and DoD warfighter readiness. Assuming Phase I successfully identifies and demonstrates through experimentation that a MAD detachment technology exists, it is expected the project will be able to move to the next phase (or phases) ultimately leading to multiple commercial applications.

Solution/Approach: The objective of this project is to complete an expert analysis of current magnetic technologies needed for removing magnetically attached devices from steel panels and the sustainment issues related to integrating these technologies on legacy vehicles.

On the basis of a successful first experiment, a full project description will be developed to rationalize the details of design, construction, testing, implementation and potential commercialization of the detachment system. A table top system will be designed and fabricated under this phase to further refine the computational models to be used to further develop the technology on a larger scale.

Impact on Warfighter:

  • Health and safety
  • Reduced repair costs
  • Secure and protected facilities and vehicles

DOD Participation:

  • Joint Improvised Threat Defeat Agency (JIDA)
  • The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL)

Industry Participation:

  • Florida State University
  • NCMS

Benefit Area(s):

  • Cost savings
  • Maintenance avoidance and reliability
  • Safety
  • Improved readiness

Focus Area:

  • Energy, environmental, health, and safety

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