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PIPS Fellow Conducts Attitudinal Research at Fort Sam Houston Air Force Lab

Benjamin BuchBenjamin Buch, PIPS Fellow 2011-2012, received a grant from the Directed Energy Professional Society (DEPS) to conduct a survey project on attitudes towards advanced weaponry. 

As part of the grant, Buch is completing his survey research based at the Air Force Research Lab at Fort Sam Houston Texas for the summer.  He will present his findings at the annual DEPS conference in late November.

During his fellowship at PIPS, Buch studied the Active Denial System (ADS), a non-lethal weapons technology that uses millimeter-wave directed energy to arrest and deter potential adversaries, which was developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory and the Department of Defense's Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate. 

See Buch's ADS policy brief.

Read the full ADS report