Personnel Protection (PP)
Mission: Identify, prioritize, and execute research and development projects that satisfy interagency requirements to provide personnel security enhancing technology solutions. Particular emphasis is placed on the development of advanced tools, techniques, and guidelines for the prevention and mitigation of terrorist attacks on personnel, vehicles, and infrastructure.
Focus Area Product Catalogs
PP focus areas reflect the prioritized requirements of the personnel protection community.
Communications Surveillance and Reconnaissance
Develop technologies that provide military and law enforcement personnel with the capability to covertly communicate and collect surveillance data to identify and mitigate terrorist threats against personnel. Provide personnel with tools to tag, track, and locate mission critical personnel. Develop technologies that enhance situational awareness of mission operations. Products
Individual Protection and Survivability
Enhance the protection of personnel during blast and ballistic events. Develop techniques that improve the performance of body armor by reducing weight and optimizing material performance. Develop test devices and procedures that provide more biofidelic responses during blast and ballistic testing events in order to mitigate the probability of injury to personnel. Quantify the effects of conventional and enhanced blast damage mechanisms to the human body. Products
Develop reference materials, information management systems, and analytical tools to enhance preparation, facilitate decision making, and improve incident response capabilities. Enhance software tools to more efficiently exploit intelligence and surveillance data. Generate tools that will enhance the detection of networks, relationship resolution reference materials, information management systems, and analytical tools to enhance preparation, facilitate decision making, and improve incident response capabilities. Enhance software tools to more efficiently exploit intelligence and surveillance data. Generate tools that will enhance the detection of networks, relationship resolution, and tracking of terrorists through large amounts of data. Products
Enhance personnel protection during vehicular, marine, and air transportation. Develop techniques to enhance protection against blast and ballistic threats during transit. Conduct performance evaluations and studies to assess the protection capabilities of transport mechanisms, and generate solutions to optimize protection. Products