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Personal Body Armor
Last Updated Date: 04/18/2014

Our goal is to prevent the catastrophic failure of ballistic body armor by developing measurements and predictive models to test and determine the … more

Public Safety Communication Systems
Last Updated Date: 12/13/2012

The primary objective of the Public Safety Communications Research program is to lead the development of wireless telecommunications and … more

Detection, Inspection, and Enforcement Technologies
Last Updated Date: 11/21/2012

The goal of this program is to manage programs, direct research and development efforts, and develop performance standards, guidelines and reports … more

Evaluation of Oleoresin Capsicum (Pepper Spray) Canisters for Chemical Content and Reliability
Last Updated Date: 11/16/2012

Aerosol sprays containing oleoresin capsicum, an extract of hot peppers, have been widely used by law enforcement agencies to subdue … more

Development of NIST Standard Reference Materials for Trace Explosives Detection
Last Updated Date: 11/15/2012

As part of a multiyear interagency agreement between NIST and the Office of Standards of the Department of Homeland Security, NIST is developing a … more

Determination of Traces of Fissionable Materials Using Delayed Neutron Activation Analysis
Last Updated Date: 11/15/2012

Detecting clandestine fissile material like 235 U and 239 Pu is technically challenging in the lab or in the field because it emits little … more

Protective Systems Research Program
Last Updated Date: 10/17/2012

The Protective Systems Research (PSR) program conducts and coordinates research and provides technical services to address standards needs for … more

NIST Test Bed for Explosives Trace Detection
Last Updated Date: 10/04/2012

The NIST Entry Point Screening Test Bed conducts fundamental research to generate measurements and standards that address critical challenges in … more

Trace Narcotics Detection
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

A large suite of illicit drug samples were analyzed using IMS to evaluate the selectivity and sensitivity of the technique. The sample suite … more

Video Surveillance Technologies for Retail Security
Last Updated Date: 02/03/2011

NIST has brought together major stakeholders from the retail and security industries, computer vision technologists/developers, the research … more

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