Focus Area: Ballistic and Blast Threat Assessment
Description: Develop a new clay box backing system integrated with sensors/devices within and behind ballistic clay buildup representative of the female torso. The system will capture, in addition to the static data, the dynamic data related to ballistic impacts to include clay deformation, pressure, and acceleration.
Project Cost: $798,890
Project Duration: 20 months
Operational Impact: The new prototypes will provide ballistic test results with new and more accurate static and dynamic measurements. It has potential to lead to a better understanding of the injury mechanism for ballistic impact behind armor blunt force trauma when compared to simply measuring the backface deformation.
Deliverable: 120 prototype systems
Performer: Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)
End Users: National Institute of Justice
Transition: Systems will transition to end users for operational evaluation and will be available for procurement by federal agencies.