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NCJ Number: NCJ 183651   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
Title: Ballistic Resistance of Personal Body Armor, NIJ Standard-0101.04
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Corporate Author: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
United States of America
Date Published: 09/2000
Page Count: 65
  Annotation: This standard establishes minimum performance requirements and test methods for the ballistic resistance of personal body armor intended to protect the torso against gunfire.
Abstract: The scope of the standard is limited to ballistic resistance; this standard does not address threats from knives and sharply pointed instruments, which are different types of threat. The ballistic threat posed by a bullet depends on, among other things, its composition, shape, caliber, mass, angle of incidence, and impact velocity. Because of the wide variety of bullets and cartridges available in a given caliber and the existence of hand-loaded ammunition, armors that will defeat a standard test round may not defeat other loadings in the same caliber. In general, an armor that defeats a given lead bullet may not resist complete penetration by other bullets of the same caliber but of different construction or configuration. The test ammunition specified in this standard represents general, common threats to law enforcement officers. Figures, notes, tables, appendixes
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Body armor/Personal protective equipment ; Uniform clothing ; Ballistics ; Police equipment ; Science and Technology ; Protective equipment ; Criminalistics ; Personal Security/Self Protection ; Armor piercing bullets
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Justice
National Institute of Justice
Office of Science and Technology
United States of America
Grant Number: 94-IJ-R-004;
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Type: Report (Technical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: NIJ Law Enforcement and Corrections Standards and Testing Program. Supercedes NIJ Standard-0101.03 (Apr 87)
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