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map5th European Symposium on Non-lethal Weapons

May 11-13, 2009

Venue: Stadthalle Ettlingen, Ettlingen, Germany

organized by Fraunhofer ICT

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5th European Symposium on Non-lethal Weapons

Experts in the field of non-lethal weapons are concerned both with investigating and pursuing a detailed approach to new NLW technologies, and with developing a better contextual understanding of this complex subject from a generalised perspective.

2007, the year of the 4th European Symposium on Non-lethal Weapons was very decisive for NLW. Never since the term NLW was first created had so much motion and activity occurred. Noticeably, NATO installed a Quick Reaction Team, a Topical Group and proposed a new term, “Non-Lethal Capabilities (NLC)”. In Europe, the European Defence Agency (EDA) installed a project team specifically in this area and adopted the term “NLC”.

Now what has changed in principle?

Are there any consequences of the new term, NLC? How will this impact each of the different aspects (legal, medical or operational) involved in NLW?

Chairman of the Symposium
Klaus-Dieter Thiel
Fraunhofer ICT, Germany

Topics

The above questions and more will be discussed at the 2009 Symposium on Non-lethal Weapons, which will also act as a forum to review current and future non-lethal technologies. This 5th Symposium will be a platform enabling participants to meet with each other and with experts from many different nations. All these aspects together can be seen as a catalyst to strengthen and to enlarge the present NLW-community.

In brief, the Symposium includes topics on:

The listed topics should only be considered as guiding principles. Abstract proposals concerned with any other interesting and/or important topic related to NLWs will be welcome.

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Programme Commitee

The European Working Group on Non-Lethal Weapons (EWG-NLW) serves as the Programme Committee:

Helmut Oppenheim
Bundesministerium für Landesverteidigung, Vienna, AT
helmut.oppenheim_bmlv.gv.at

David Humair
armasuisse, Thun, CH
david.humair_armasuisse.ch

Milan Bezdek
VOP-026 Sternberk, s.p. divize VTÚPV Vyskov, CZ
m.bezdek_vtupv.cz

Jorma Jussila,
Keskusrikospoliisi / National Bureau of Investigation, Vantaa, FI
jorma.jussila_poliisi.fi
 
Florence Torrès
DGA, Bagneux, FR
florence-m.torres_dga.defense.gouv.fr

Norbert Eisenreich
Fraunhofer ICT, Pfinztal, GE
norbert.eisenreich_ict.fraunhofer.de

Roberto de Maio
Segredifesa, Rome, IT
roberto.demaio_esercito.difesa.it

Igor Plaksin
University of Coimbra, Coimbra, PT
igor.plaksin_dem.uc.pt

Zier Verheij
TNO Defence, Security and Safety, Delft, NL
zier.verheij_.tno.nl

Victor Selivanov
Baumann University, Moscow, RU
vicsel_list.ru

Ewa Liden
Swedish Defence Research Agency, Tumba, SE
ewa.liden_foi.se

Graham Smith
Home Office Scientific Development Branch,
St. Albans, UK
EWGNLW_homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

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Programme

Venue: Stadthalle Ettlingen

DISCUSSION FORUMS
Monday, May 11
 
13:30 16:00
  Forum I: NLW HUMAN EFFECTS: OVERVIEW
chaired by Alan Ashworth
Air Force Research Laboratory, Brooks AB, USA
 
  Forum II: SOCIAL IMPLICATION
chaired by Sjef Orbons
Netherlands Defence Academy, Breda, NL
 
16:30 19:00
  Forum III: WHAT IS THE TRUTH ABOUT Taser?
chaired by Franz Wolf
WTD 52, Oberjettenberg, D
 
  Forum IV: CRC-MISSIONS OF THE ARMED FORCES AND THE LEGAL CONSEQUENCES OF THE EXTRA-TERRITORIAL APPLICATION ON INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DURING OUT-OF-AREA OPERATIONS
chaired by C. de Cock
International Law Section, Brussels, B
 

These Forums will be organized as parallel sessions, you may decide between Forum I and II and between III and IV. Participation will only be possible for attendees of the Symposium itself. As the number of participants is limited interested persons are asked to register as early as possible (see registration form).

PROGRAMME NLW
Tuesday, May 12
 
08:00 Opening & Instructions
 
Opening by the Chairman
K.-D. Thiel
Fraunhofer ICT, Pfinztal, D
 
Welcome Address
 
Key Note Lecture
 
Session 1
PROGRAMME
Chair: Z. Verheij
TNO Defence, Security and Safety, Delft, NL
 
08:50 V 1 STATUS OF RECENT AND ONGOING NATO SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND STUDIES EFFORTS
K. Hymes
Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate (JNLWD), Quantico, USA
 
09:15 V 2 NON LETHAL CAPABILITIES FOR ESDP OPERATIONS
E. Weissenböck
European Defence Agency, Brussels, B
 
09:40 V 3 STATUS OF UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NON-LETHAL WEAPONS PROGRAM
K. Hymes
Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate (JNLWD), Quantico, USA
 
10:05 V 4 FIT FOR PURPOSE: NON-LETHAL WEAPONS
J. J. M. Paulissen
TNO Defence, Security and Safety, Rijswijk, NL
 
10:30 Coffee Break
 
Session 2
OPERATIONAL ASPECTS
Chair: R. De Maio
MoD Segredifesa, Rome, I
 
11:00 V 5 MILITARY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE EMPLOYMENT OF NON-LETHAL WEAPONS
J. Hoogeveen
BMVg, Bonn, D
 
11:25 V 6 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DoD) JOINT NON-LETHAL EFFECTS (JNLE) CAPABILITIES BASED ASSESSMENT (CBA)
K. Corroon
Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate (JNLWD), Quantico, USA
 
11:50 V 7 PROTECTION FOR MERCHANT VESSELS AGAINST TERRORISM, PIRACY AND ARMED ROBBERY
M. Annati,
TeledifeUTT, Milano, I
 
12:15 V 8 NON-LETHAL WEAPONS FOR PORT PROTECTION: SCENARIOS AND METHODOLOGY
R. T. Kessel, C. Strode, R. D. Hollett
NATO Undersea Research Centre (NURC), La Spezia, I
 
12:40 Lunch Break
 
Session 3
LEGAL ASPECTS
Chair: H. Oppenheim
Bundesministerium für Landesverteidigung, Vienna, A
 
13:40 V 9 THE JOURNEY OF THE MOSQUITO™: A CASE-STUDY ON THE LEGAL AND PUBLIC ACCEPTABILITY OF SONAR DETERRENCE
A. Marks
Kings’ College, London, UK
 
14:05 V 10 NON-LETHAL WEAPONS AND CHEMICAL WEAPONS CONVENTION
A. G. Anastassov
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), The Hague, NL
 
14:30 V 11 NON LETHAL WEAPONS AND DISARMAMENT
F. Krüger-Sprengel
Bonn Office, Bonn, D
 
14:55 V 12 LEGAL REVIEW MECHANISM (ARTICLE 36 GPI) AND THE LAW OF ARMED CONFLICT
C. De Cock
Ministry of Defence, Brussels, B
 
15:20 Coffee Break
 
Session 4
CONDUCTED ENERGY DEVICES
Chair: S. Reindl
WTD 52, Oberjettenberg, D
15:50 V 13 Taser IN THE UK: AN ANALYSIS OF TRENDS AND USE
G. Smith
Home Office Scientific Development Branch, St Albans, UK
 
16:15 V 14 RESEARCH UPDATE OF TASER® ELECTRONIC CONTROL DEVICES
J. Ho
Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, USA
D. M. Dawes
Lompoc Valley Medical Center, Lompoc, USA
 
16:40 V 15 XREP
D. Sherman
Wayne State University, Detroit, USA
 
17:05 V 16 BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF HIGH-VOLTAGE PULSE CURRENT AT MEDICAL-BIOLOGIC TESTS FOR SAFETY OF ELECTROSHOCK DEVICES
S. Lukyanova, O. Grigoriev, A. Koklin, T. Andrianova
Federal Medical and Biophysical Center of Federal Medical-Biological Agency of Russia, Moscow, RUS
 
17:30 End of Day One
 
 
PROGRAMME NLW
Wednesday, May 13
 
08:00 KEYNOTE
THE NEED FOR ADVOCACY: A PROPOSAL
J. B. Alexander
Las Vegas, USA
 
Session 5
TECHNOLOGIES
Chair: G. Smith
HOSDB, St. Albans, UK
 
08:30 V 17 DEVELOPMENT OF A DISTRIBUTED SOUND AND LIGHT SOURCE (DSLA) HAIL AND WARNING DEVICE WITH NON-LETHAL WEAPONS POTENTIAL
T. A. Brungart, A. R. Barnard, T. E. McDevitt, D. M. Jenkins, B. L.Kline, H.  L. Petrie, N. C. Nicholas
Institute for Non-Lethal Defense Technologies (INLDT),
Pennsylvania State University State College, USA
 
08:55 V 18 DETERRING AND DISORIENTING MOBILE OBJECT TO PROTECT AGAINST DIVERS
V. Falcucci
Whitehead Alenia Sistemi Subacquel S.p.A., Livorno, I
 
09:20 V 19 INVESTIGATION OF VORTEX RING LAUNCHERS IN AIR, AND UNDER WATER
J. R. Nedwell
Subacoustech Ltd, Southampton, UK
 
09:45 Coffee Break
 
10:15 V 20 VARIABLE PROPULSION SYSTEMS FOR NON-LETHAL PROJECTILE LAUNCHERS
S. Zettl, J. Neutz, K.-D. Thiel
Fraunhofer ICT, Pfinztal, D
 
10:40 V 21 GALIX 46: A LESS LETHAL AMMUNITION FOR CLOSE COMBAT VEHICLE DISENGAGING – DEVELOPMENT AND QUALIFICATION
E. Galvani
Lacroix Defence & Security, Mazeres, F
 
11:05 V 22 NON LETHAL WEAPONS: THREAT OR OPPORTUNITY?
L. Bancallari
MBDA Italia S.p.A, La Spezia, I
 
11:30 Poster Session
 
13:00 Lunch Break
 
Session 6
EFFECTS
Chair: E. Liden
FOI, Tumba, SE
 
14:00 V 23 MEDICAL AND BIOLOGICAL ISSUES OF NLW DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION
D. P. Levin, V. V. Selivanov
Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Moscow, RUS
 
14:25 V 24 THE MEDICAL ROLE IN USING LESS THAN LETHAL WEAPON – AN ISRAELI APPROACH
I. Ostfeld
Israel Defense Forces, IL
 
14:50 V 25 ASSESSMENT OF THE WOUNDING EFFECTS OF 50MM FIREWORKS TURNED AWAY FROM THEIR ORIGINAL PURPOSE DURING RIOTS
P.-A. Cassar
Centre Technique de la Sécurité Intérieure, Le Chesnay, F
 
15:15 Coffee Break
 
15:45 V 26 TEST METHODS TO EVALUATE TERMINAL EFFECTS OF KINETIC ENERGY NON-LETHAL WEAPON SYSTEMS
D. Bourget
Defence R&D Canada – Valcartier, Quebec, CAN
 
16:10 V 27 STUDIES ON THRESHOLDS FOR BLUNT TRAUMA: RELEVANCE FOR NLW
U. P. Arborelius, D. Rocksén, J. Bursell, D. Gryth, A. Sondén, M. Risling
Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, SE
L.-G. Olsson, J. Davidsson
Chalmers Technical University, Göteborg, SE
 
16:35 V 28 SAFETY OF CIVILIANS IN POLICE AND PEACE-MAKING OPERATIONS WITH THE NON-LETHAL WEAPONS
V. V. Savostyanov
Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy, Moscow, RUS
V. Selivanov
Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Moscow, RUS
 
17:00 Closing Remarks
K.-D. Thiel

Poster Programme

Posters will be presented during the whole Symposium. A special Poster Session will take place on Wednesday, May 13, 11.30 – 13.00 h. During this time authors should be present for discussion at their poster boards in the foyer.

OPERATIONAL ASPECTS
 
P 29 DEVELOPING AND EVALUATING IMPULSE CROWD AND RIOT CONTROL SYSTEMS – PEPPER SPRAY BOLT-ON MODULE TO MEET SOME OF THE CHALLENGES IN PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS
R. Rahimi
Norwegian Defense Research Establishment (FFI), Kjeller, N
 
P 30 HOSDB STANDARD FOR CS AND PAVA SPRAYS FOR OPERATIONAL POLICE USE, REVISION 1
S. Croft
Home Office Scientific Development Branch, St Albans, UK
 
P 31 AN ASSESSMENT OF NON-LETHAL WEAPONS TECHNOLOGY AND TACTICS FOR MARITIME ASSET PROTECTION
C. Strode
NATO Undersea Research Centre (NURC), La Spezia, I
 
LEGAL ASPECTS
 
P 32 NON-LETHAL WEAPONS AND THE PRINCIPLE OF PROPORTIONALITY
P. Behrens
University of Leicester, Leicester, UK
 
CONDUCTED ENERGY DEVICES
 
P 33 MULTI-SHOT REMOTE ELECTRIC SHOCK WEAPON
O. Nemtyshkin, J. Ladjagin
Tolyatti, RUS
 
TECHNOLOGIES
 
P 34 ELECTRO-MAGNETIC NEUROMUSCULAR MOVEMENT INHIBITOR (ENEMI)
E. David, A. Fretz, K. Masur, M. Benedix
ZEPU GmbH, Witten, D
M. Raphelt, S. Wachtl
Diehl BGT Defence GmbH & Co. KG, Röthenbach/Pegnitz, D
 
P 35 RESULTS FROM ACOUSTIC DIRECTED BEAMS GENERATED BY PHASED ARRAYS
E. Walschburger, S. Christoffel, S. Knapp, K.-D. Thiel, N. Eisenreich
Fraunhofer ICT, Pfinztal, D
 
P 36 ADAPTIVE KINETIC LESS-THAN-LETHAL WEAPON USING ELECTRO HYDRAULIC EFFECT
M. V. Silnikov, S. L. Kulakov, K. S. Kulakov, V. I. Lazorkin, A. I. Mikhaylin
“Special Materials” Ltd., St. Petersburg, RUS
 
P 37 RESEARCH OF PULSED WATERJET DYNAMICAL PROCESS AND ATOMIZATION MECHANISM OF MODERN ANTI-RIOTS WATER CANNON
Zhan Renjun, Wang Song
Engineering College of CAPF, Xi'an City, PRC
 
P 38 POSSIBILITY OF VORTEX RING USE FOR NON-LETHAL EFFECT
D. P. Levin, V. V. Selivanov
Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Moscow, RUS
 
P 39 EFFECT OF DRIVER GAS ON COMPRESSIBLE VORTEX RINGS
R. Mariani, K. Kontis
University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
 
P 40 ANALYSING PROPERTIES OF THE ACTIVE DENIAL SYSTEM (ADS)
J. Altmann
Technische Universität Dortmund, D
 
P 41 MICROWAVE PULSED POWER GENERATOR WITH VIRTUAL CATHOD, NUMERICAL MODEL AND EXPERIMENTS
P. Fiala
Brno University of Technology, Brno, CZ
 
P 42 PYROTECHNIC EXPERTISE FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AND NON LETHAL PRODUCTS
M.-C. Frere
Nobelsport SA, Paris, F
 
EFFECTS
 
P 43 EFFECTS OF HIGH POWER MICROWAVES; WORK ON 1.6 GHZ AND 9.15 GHZ FIELDS
M. Risling, E. Malm, M. Angeria
Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, SE
L. Malmgren
University of Lund, Lund, SE
 
P 44 PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURE OF THE SAFETY TESTS FOR NLW ON NON-IONIZING RADIATION TECHNOLOGIES
O. Grigoriev, V. Stepanov, V. Prokofiev
Federal Medical and Biophysical Center of Federal Medical-Biological Agency of Russia, Moscow, RUS
 
P 45 HUMAN EFFECTS OF LESS LETHAL KINETIC ENERGY ROUNDS
C. Bir
Wayne State University, Detroit, USA
 
P 46 TOWARDS OF THE IED’S DESTRUCTORS BASED ON THE DEMOLITION OF CRYSTALLINE EXPLOSIVES BY HIGH VELOCITY MULTIPLE NEEDLES
I. Plaksin, J. Gois, R. Mendes, L. Rodrigues, A. Campos
University of Coimbra, Coimbra, P
 
PUBLIC ACCEPTANCE
 
P 47 NON-LETHAL CAPABILITIES AND CONCEPTS NEED SOME FRESH AIR
D. Humair
armasuisse, Bern, CH