Solid-State Active Denial Technology: Non-Lethal Weapon System

The Solid State Active Denial Technology (SS-ADT) is a non-lethal weapon system which disrupts hostile activities without causing permanent physical harm or collateral damage. The U.S. Army Armaments Research Development and Engineering Center is leveraging Joint Service investments to develop the technology. SS-ADT is a directed energy weapon that uses radio frequency millimeter waves at 95 GHz traveling at the speed of light to create a brief intolerable heating sensation on the person's skin at tactically useful ranges. The heating sensation propels individuals to instinctively move to escape the energy.