New Material to Significantly Reduce or Eliminate Behind Armor Blunt Trauma (BABT)
Focus Area: Individual Protection and Survivability
Description: Develop and test a new material that can be easily integrated with current NIJ certified soft body armor systems to significantly reduce or eliminate the effects of BABT.
Project Cost: $0.295M
Project Duration: 12 months
Operational Impact: Reduce the probability of injury resulting from a non-penetrating ballistic impact. Limit injury and time off duty due to a ballistic impact.
Deliverable: Ten new armor solutions with reduced BABT
Performer: Southwest Research Institute
End Users: National Institute of Justice and state and local law enforcement
Transition: Validate armor performance at National Institute of Standards and Technology Material solution will be integrated with commercial armor systems for enhanced protection