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Publication Citation: Recommendations for Specifying Idealized Bust Surrogates for the Testing of Female Stab Resistant Armor

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Author(s): Amanda L. Forster; Kirk D. Rice; Michael A. Riley; Aaron M. Forster;
Title: Recommendations for Specifying Idealized Bust Surrogates for the Testing of Female Stab Resistant Armor
Published: November 20, 2013
Abstract: This document describes recommendations provided to the National Institute of Justice's (NIJ) Special Technical Committee (STC) for the revision of the Stab Resistant Body Armor Standard related to the specification of idealized bust surrogates for armor testing. This document summarizes the literature reviewed in making recommendations, relevant data collected, and the rationale behind the recommendations. The STC and NIJ are under no obligation to use these recommendations, they are provided for informational and documentation purposes only.
Citation: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7962
Keywords: body armor, stab resistant, female
Research Areas: Product Standards, Standards
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