Focus Area:

Ballistic and Blast Threat Assessment

Project Cost:


Project Duration:

20 months


Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)


120 prototype systems

End User:

National Institute of Justice


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.

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.


Systems will transition to end users for operational evaluation and will be available for procurement by federal agencies.