ISN SRA 3: Blast and Ballistic Threats - Materials Damage, Injury Mechanisms, and Lightweight Protection

STRATEGIC RESEARCH AREA 2

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SRA 3: Blast and Ballistic Threats - Materials Damage, Injury Mechanisms, and Lightweight Protection

The aim of SRA3 is to develop new, lighter weight protective materials systems for improved protection from blast, ballistic, and blunt trauma, as well as to obtain increased understanding of materials failure and human injury due to blast and other forms of mechanical energy. This understanding is in turn used to guide the design and formulation of novel protective materials with potential applications for the dismounted and the mounted Soldier.