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Title: Development of Soft Armor Conditioning Protocols for NIJ 0101.06: Analytical Results
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Author(s): Amanda L. Forster ; Guillaume H. R. Messin ; Pierre Pintus ; Michael A. Riley ; Kirk D. Rice ; Gale A. Holmes ; Joannie Chin ; Sylvain Petit ; Cyril Clerici ; Marie-Cecile Vigoroux
Corporate Author: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
United States of America
Date Published: 09/2009
Page Count: 60
  Annotation: This study examined body armor.
Abstract: This publication details the four major phases of analytical development work, coupled with several additional side studies, undertaken by the Office of Law Enforcement Standards in writing the Flexible Armor Conditioning Protocol in NIJ 0101.06. This protocol partially fulfills a requirement to develop a revised performance standard for body armor to address a number of concerns, one of which was the ability of the armor to withstand environmental and wear conditions that an armor might see over its lifetime. All major classes of materials were tested without incident, and the conditions selected are found to be quite detrimental to armors of a design that previously had problems in the field. However, the protocol does not represent an exact period of time in the field. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Body armor/Personal protective equipment
Index Term(s): Testing and measurement ; Protective equipment ; Environmental design ; Quality control ; Environmental influences ; Performance Measures
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Contract Number: 2003-IJ-R-02
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Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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