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Soft Armor Effects on Core Body Temperature

Award Information

Award #
2011-IJ-CX-K053
Location
Awardee County
Wayne
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2011
Total funding (to date)
$982,147

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $982,147)

This project will show effects of ballistic- and stab-resistant body armor during real world operations using law enforcement and corrections officers with a variety of body shapes and sizes and differing levels of fitness and heat tolerance. At least 100 observations will be made per geographic location, with a goal of obtaining 3600 total observations. As a whole, this data will provide insight into the physiological changes that take place when officers don agency-issued armor. The effect of this study will enhance officer safety for first responders and public safety at the state and local level.
nca/ncf

Date Created: September 15, 2011