Project Announcement: Removal of Magnetically Attached Devices (ReMAD) Effectiveness and Sustainability Assessment – Phase II

Quick and easy removal of unwanted or no longer needed magnetically attached devices (MADs) has been and continues to be an issue in the commercial world as well as in DoD. A workable solution currently does not exist.

ReMAD Phase II – The work of Phase I demonstrated a Proof of Concept solution through experimentation using MAD-emulating devices, which become detached using appropriately applied magnetic fields. It provides the basis for continuation of the project’s technical investigations and milestones into Phase II, where the goal and final deliverable will be an alpha prototype electromagnet unit/module capable of detaching MAD-emulators with real-life specifications under laboratory conditions.

The ability to repel/detach unwanted or no longer needed MADs will be an invaluable and welcome technology offering great benefits of enhanced safety to the public in general by avoiding injury during the detachment process of strong magnetically-attached components.

Those interested in participating in this initiative should contact Bill Chenevert, bchenevert@ncms.org or (734) 995-7989 by August 14th, 2017. We encourage participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs).