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1. A Joint Vehicle-Vehicle/Vehicle-Roadside Communication Protocol for Highway Traffic Safety
Topic: Public Safety/Security
Published: 5/1/2011
Author: Hamid Gharavi
Abstract: In this paper, a joint vehicle-vehicle/vehicle-roadside communication protocol is proposed for cooperative collision avoiding in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs). In this protocol, emergency warning messages are simultaneously transmitted via Veh ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=908093

2. Advanced Sensing Towards Improved Forklift Safety
Topic: Public Safety/Security
Published: 2/4/2011
Authors: Roger V Bostelman, William P Shackleford
Abstract: The National Institute of Standards and Technology's Intelligent Systems Division has been researching advanced three-dimensional (3D) imaging sensors and their use in manufacturing towards improving forklift safety. Experiments are presented in thi ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=907236

3. Applications of Surface Metrology in Firearm Identification
Topic: Public Safety/Security
Published: 1/8/2014
Authors: Xiaoyu A Zheng, Johannes A Soons, Theodore Vincent Vorburger, Jun-Feng Song, Thomas B Renegar, Robert Meryln Thompson
Abstract: Surface metrology is commonly used to characterize functional engineering surfaces. The technologies developed offer opportunities to improve forensic toolmark identification. Toolmarks are created when a tool comes into contact with a surface an ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914401

4. Autoloading Pistols for Police Officers
Topic: Public Safety/Security
Published: 8/5/1998
Authors: Kathleen M. Higgins, C K Lord
Abstract: This standard establishes performance requirements and test methods for pistols to be used by law enforcement officers. This standard is a general revision of and supersedes NIJ Standard-0112.02 dated January 1995, and addresses new pistol designs, ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=30147

5. Ballistic Resistance of Personal Body Armor
Topic: Public Safety/Security
Published: 9/1/2000
Authors: Kathleen M. Higgins, C K Lord
Abstract: The purpose of this standard is to establish minimum performance requirements and test methods for the ballistic resistance of personal body armor intended to protect the torso against gunfire. This standard is a general revision of NIJ Standard - 0 ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=30190

6. Best Practices for Sample Collection and Transport in an Initial Response to Potential Biothreat Materials
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1776
Topic: Public Safety/Security
Published: 3/5/2014
Authors: Jayne B Morrow, Autumn S. Downey, Lisa Delaney
Abstract: In the event of a suspected or confirmed biological threat, public safety, law enforcement and public and environmental health authorities may collect samples to support their operational objectives. Initial response to a suspected biothreat sho ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=909556

7. Challenges of the Changing Robot Markets
Topic: Public Safety/Security
Published: 7/19/2013
Authors: Gurvinder Singh Virk, Carol Herman, Roger V Bostelman, Tamas Haidegger
Abstract: Service robots are becoming an integrated part of daily life, entering even the most complex scenarios, yet at a slower pace than previously anticipated. This paper presents an overview of the changing area of robotics and the new challenges being fa ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913708

8. Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory (CSTL) 2009 Annual Report
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Topic: Public Safety/Security
Published: 11/17/2009
Authors: Willie E May, Richard R Cavanagh, Dianne L Poster, Michael D. Amos
Abstract: CSTL is entrusted with building, sustaining, and maximizing the chemical measurement system that is criticial to chemical technological innovation, economic competitiveness and new job growth for the benefit of the Nation.
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=902427

9. Degradation and Nanofiller Release of Polymer Nanocomposites Exposed to UV
Topic: Public Safety/Security
Published: 7/15/2009
Authors: Tinh Nguyen, Bastien T. Pellegrin, Alexander J. Shapiro, Xiaohong Gu, Joannie W Chin
Abstract: Nanofillers are increasingly used to enhance multifunctional properties of polymers. However, recent research suggests that nanomaterials may have a negative impact on the environmental health and safety. Since polymers are susceptible to photodegrad ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=902990

10. Degradation and Nanoparticle Release of Nanocomposite Coatings Exposed to UV Radiation
Topic: Public Safety/Security
Published: 6/2/2010
Authors: Tinh Nguyen, Bastien T. Pellegrin, Coralie Bernard, Xiaohong Gu, Justin M Gorham, Paul E Stutzman, Alexander J. Shapiro, Walter Eric Byrd, Joannie W Chin
Abstract: The release of nanoparticles from nanocomposite coatings during their life cycle potentially has negative effects to the environments and presents a roadblock to their uses. The degradation and nanoparticle release of amine-cured epoxy coatings conta ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=905834



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