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Characterization of Stab/Slash Wounds

Award Information

Award #
2011-DE-BX-K002
Location
Awardee County
Wayne
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2011
Total funding (to date)
$389,727

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $175,111)

The purpose of this research is to provide new information about the nature of the injuries sustained during assaults on officers with knives or other cutting instruments to inform improved design of stab- and slash-resistant body armor. nca/ncf

This award completes funding for 2011-DE-BX-K002. This cooperative agreement was competitively awarded in 2011 under the Body Armor Standards Research Solicitation for a study characterizing nature of the injuries sustained during assaults on officers with knives or other cutting instruments to inform improved designs of stab-resistant and slash-resistant body armor. One of the objectives of this effort involves characterizing the differences that may be expected between the wounds suffered by male and female officers. This information will inform upgrades of the standard for the body armor worn by law enforcement and corrections officers. nca/ncf

Date Created: September 15, 2011