Panther Ridge Research initially designed a Laser Receiver Controller system for the blasting industry where non-electric shock tubing could be used as the lead for initiating the blast-hole pattern of the material to be blasted (known as the overburden). Presently, the system is being modified for the explosive ordnance disposal and unexploded ordnance technician. This tool was designed “by a tech for a tech,” and it is anticipated it will save operators many grueling hours of setting up the disposal sites, as well as cleanup after operations are completed.
Barthold, Frederick L.
"LRC System Allows Remote Disposal,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 9
, Article 48.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol9/iss2/48