We present a readily portable, memory-efficient performance test system (PTS) for Tasers. The proposed PTS has been de-velopped for the most widely used Conducted Energy Weapons (CEW), Taser X26. The PTS is designed in accordance with the CEW Test Procedure, recently adopted and published by a group of experts. This work is an advancement of our earlier work where we developed a performance calibration system for the Taser X26 in 2010. The objective of the proposed PTS is to check whether the electrical specifications of the Taser X26, listed in the CEW test procedure, fall within the manufacturers limits for satisfactory electrical performance or not. Additionally data above and beyond that necessary for performance validation is generated for further study of failure modes and biomedical effects. A new data file format is proposed to create a consistent structure for a data repository and data mining in future research. The CEW is electrically connected to a calibrated dummy resistive network of 600 ohms and fired for 5 seconds while the output voltage is captured with a sampling rate of 10 MS/s at 12 bit resolution. In comparison with our earlier PTS, this one is faster, of higher resolution and higher accuracy, mobile, and memory-efficient.

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Keywords Calibration, Conducted Energy Weapons, Electrical Stimulation, Electrophysiological Standards
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1109/CCECE.2011.6030601
Conference 2011 Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, CCECE 2011
Citation
Rahmati, P. (Peyman), Dawson, D. (David), & Adler, A. (2011). Towards a portable, memory-efficient test system for Conducted Energy Weapons. Presented at the 2011 Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, CCECE 2011. doi:10.1109/CCECE.2011.6030601