The appropriate criteria to apply to determine whether body armor plates can provide needed protection to soldiers; this includes the proper prescription for determining whether a test results in a partial or complete penetration of body armor, including, as appropriate, the soft armor underlying hard armor.

Chapter 2
Appendix F
The final report will also document the committee’s findings regarding any other issues regarding body armor testing that the committee found relevant. The study team will have access to all data with respect to body armor testing that the team needs for the conduct of the study.

Appendix C. See additional taskings below.


Additional Phase III Taskings Received From DOT&E (See Appendix C)

Phase III Report Chapter or Appendix

    Provide a roadmap to reduce variability of clay processes and for how to migrate from clay to future solutions.

Chapters 4 and 9

    Consider the use of statistics to permit a more scientific determination of sample sizes to be used in body armor testing. Specifically, the committee was requested to review a statistically based protocol that had been developed by DOT&E with assistance from Army statisticians and testers.

Chapter 6

    Within the time and funding available, review and comment on methodologies and technical approaches to military helmet testing.

Chapter 7

    Develop ideas for revising/replacing the Prather study methodology.

Chapters 8 and 9

    Consider the possibility of combining various national body armor testing standards.

Chapter 9

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