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NCJ Number: 97211 Find in a Library
Title: Ballistic Resistance of Police Body Armor - NIJ Standard 0101.02
Corporate Author: US Dept of Commerce
National Bureau of Standards
Law Enforcement Standards Laboratory
United States of America
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Commerce
Washington, DC 20234
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS Publication Sales
Box 6000 Department F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This standard, developed by the Law Enforcement Standards Laboratory of the National Bureau of Standards as part of the Technology Assessment Program of the National Institute of Justice, establishes minimum performance requirements and test methods for the ballistic resistance of police body armor.
Abstract: The standard revises NILECJ-STD-0101.01, dated December 1978. The revision adds performance requirements for level III-A, a requirement to test fabric armor for shots impacting the armor at an incident angle of 30 degrees, and a test method that simulates a multishot assault. Also, the test round velocity for level IV armor has been changed, and the allowable time to test the wet-conditioned armor has been increased. The scope of the standard is limited to ballistic resistance only; threats from knives and other sharply pointed instruments are not addressed. Police body armors covered by this standard are classified into six types by level of performance, and the test ammunitions specified are common threats to police officers. Testing requirements specify acceptance criteria for the body armor to be tested, the test sequence, and the performance level that constitutes failure. General test procedures are described, as well as the test procedures for each type of body armor and the wet-conditioned armor. A table summarizes the test procedure for each type of armor.
Index Term(s): Body armor/Personal protective equipment; Equipment evaluation; Police equipment; Police standards; Testing and measurement
Note: Technology Assessment Program
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