"This effort was funded by the US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice (NIJ). NIJ's purpose in funding this effort was to explore an innovative approach to the solution of 'a handgun that operates in a normal manner for authorized law enforcement users, but disables itself when in the possession of an unauthorized user.' The goal of this project was to examine and develop a technical design of a smart gun system based on Company's proprietary technology 'Frequency Based Coding' (FBC) that would meet or exceed the requirements set in two Sandia National Laboratories reports on smart gun technologies. This report presents an electronic design that adapts the proprietary FBC technology so it can be used as an add-on part of a smart gun system which is addressed in details in the technical section of this report."
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