Personal Armor Testing

Personal Armor Testing

Personal Armor is tested to rigorous standards to ensure the armor utilized by military, law enforcement and corrections officers perform to an accepted standard.

The protocols and performances being tested to require reliable testing tools. Sydor can supply the testing equipment to perform these evaluations. Other standards not listed below include US TOP, ITOP US MIL-STD, COPD, as well as VPAM. Sample testing standards and the suggested products are outlined below:

  • Small Caliber Universal Receiver – with appropriate stand, table, recoil system, firing box, cleaning kits, and boresights/borelasers
  • Velocity Measurement System – customized to meet your indoor or outdoor measurement requirements.
  • Target Retention Devices – suggested products include X, Y Target Frame, NIJ Clay Tray, Roma Plastilina No. 1 Clay, and Elastic Strapping
  • Preparation/Conditioning Equipment – available products include Armor Submersion Equipment, Environmental Chamber for Armor Conditioning, Tumbler Unit for Armor Conditioning, Clay Conditioning Oven, Clay Consistency Drop Rig, and the Hard Armor Drop Test Rig
  • Yaw Measurement – available to accommodate yaw card measurement, Sydor’s digital imaging Y.A.W. at Target System, or the Biokinetics Ballistics Yaw Measurement System (BYS). A Sydor ballistics expert is happy to review the differences between each system with you. To schedule a consultation, contact us here
  • Data Acquisition – The end user’s range data can all be processed with the Integrated Range Instrumentation System (IRIS). For this test, the velocity IRIS system would be provided.
  • Small Caliber Universal Receiver – Small Caliber Universal Receiver- with appropriate stand, recoil system, firing box, rimfire breech block, velocity barrels, cleaning kits, and boresights/borelasers
  • Velocity Measurement System – customized to meet your indoor or outdoor measurement requirements.
  • Target Retention Devices – suggested products include NIJ Penetration Headform, NIJ Impact Headform, X, Y Target Frame, Roma Plastilina No. 1 Clay, Witness Sheets, and Impact Force Measurement Rig
  • Yaw Measurement – available to accommodate yaw card measurement, Sydor’s digital imaging Y.A.W. at Target System, or the Biokinetics Ballistics Yaw Measurement System (BYS). A Sydor ballistics expert is happy to review the differences between each system with you. To schedule a consultation, contact us here
  • Data Acquisition – The end user’s range data can all be processed with the Integrated Range Instrumentation System (IRIS). For this test, the velocity IRIS systems would be provided.

  • Stab Rig – includes Backing Material and Witness paper for Stab Rig
  • Stab Rig Threats – available accessories include P1A Knife, P1B Blade, and S1G Spike
  • Velocity Measurement System – suggested system is the Laser Velocity System
  • Data Acquisition – Sydor’s data can all be processed with the Integrated Range Instrumentation System (IRIS). For this test, the velocity IRIS system would be provided.
  • Small Caliber Universal Receiver – with appropriate stand, recoil system, percussion firing box, velocity barrels, cleaning kits, and boresights/borelasers
  • Velocity Measurement System – provided with either the 414 Velocity Screen, suitable for indoor use, or a Doppler Radar System, suitable for indoor or outdoor use
  • Target Retention Devices – suggested products include X, Y Target Frame, NIJ Clay Tray, Roma Plastilina No. 1 Clay, Elastic Strapping
  • Preparation/Conditioning Equipment – suggested products include Clay Conditioning Oven, Clay Consistency Drop Rig, and Hard Armor Drop Test Rig
  • Yaw Measurement – available to accommodate yaw card measurement, Sydor’s digital imaging Y.A.W. at Target System, or the Biokinetics Ballistics Yaw Measurement System (BYS). A Sydor ballistics expert is happy to review the differences between each system with you. To schedule a consultation, contact us here
  • Data Acquisition – The end user’s range data can all be processed with the Integrated Range Instrumentation System (IRIS). For this test, the velocity IRIS system would be provided.
  • Stab Rig – supplied with Backing Material and witness for Stab Rig
  • Stab Rig Threats – available accessories include P1A Knife, P1B Blade, and S1G Spike
  • Velocity Measurement System – suggested mode is the Laser Velocity System
  • Data Acquisition – The end user’s range data can all be processed with the Integrated Range Instrumentation System (IRIS). For this test, the velocity IRIS system would be provided.
  • Small Caliber Universal Receiver – with appropriate stand, recoil system, percussion firing box, velocity barrels, cleaning kits, and boresights/borelasers. An alternative, if the end user is only focusing on fragment testing, would be Sydor’s A1G Gas Gun System
  • Velocity Measurement System – provided with either the 414 Velocity Screen, suitable for indoor use, or a Doppler Radar System, suitable for indoor or outdoor use
  • Target Retention Devices – suggested products include X, Y Target Frame, NIJ Clay Tray, Roma Plastilina No. 1 Clay, Elastic Strapping, EN 168 Headform
  • Preparation/Conditioning Equipment – suggested products include Clay Conditioning Oven, Clay Consistency Drop Rig, Hard Armor Drop Test Rig
  • Yaw Measurement – available to accommodate yaw card measurement, Sydor’s digital imaging Y.A.W. at Target System, or the Biokinetics Ballistics Yaw Measurement System (BYS). A Sydor ballistics expert is happy to review the differences between each system with you. To schedule a consultation, contact us here
  • Data Acquisition – The end user’s range data can all be processed with the Integrated Range Instrumentation System (IRIS). For this test, the velocity IRIS system would be provided.

Products

  • Biokinetics Ballistics Yaw Sensor

    Yaw Sensor

    The Ballistics Yaw Sensor is a complete system used for measuring the yaw angle of bullets and fragments. It comprises a camera, LED flash, trigger, delay box, computer, and custom...

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  • Yaw (Angle of Attack) Diagnostics & Pre-Impact Diagnostics

    Yaw Work Station

    The Sydor Technologies YAW (Yaw Analytics Workstation) provides advanced information for measuring the angle of attack and angle of impact characteristics of projectiles. Using triggering capabilities designed by Sydor Instruments...

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  • Yaw Measurement

    Yaw Work Station

    Yaw Cards are an outdated measurement method for determining a projectile’s in-flight yaw. Sydor manufactures the Yaw Angle of Attack system and our partners at Biokinetics offer a detection sensor...

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  • Universal Launchers & Receivers

    Ballistics B1 Gun Outside Small Caliber

    Sydor offers a variety of launchers and receivers to accommodate projectiles of all sizes. Sydor’s small caliber model accepts projectiles from .22” to 12.7 x 99 mm, whereas the medium...

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  • Range Tables

    Ballistics B2 Gun With Barrel Adaptor

    Sydor Technologies’ weapon stands and tables are a versatile suite of rugged, fully-adjustable, and easily inter-changeable tables and stands. With multiple models available, each intended to be paired with Sydor’s...

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  • Velocity Measurement

    Velocity Screens

    Sydor Technologies offers a cross-functional suite of velocity measurement systems. Multiple detection modes are available including optical measurement, acoustic measurement, or Doppler measurement. We offer various models for indoor and...

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  • Targets

    Ballistics Optical Target

    Sydor Technologies and our partners are proud to offer a variety of targets. These products range in complexity and many can be customized to meet unique customer requirements. Browse available...

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  • X-Y Frames

    X-Y Frames

    The X, Y Target frame has been developed to allow the end user to easily place multiple shots on the same target without having to worry about overlapping shots and...

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  • Readout with the Integrated Range Instrumentation System (IRIS)

    Ballistics IRIS On Table Grey

    The Integrated Range Instrument System (IRIS) is an “all-in-one” control system for weapons and ammunition proofing, research and development on the range. IRIS can be paired with any of Sydor’s...

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  • Stab Rigs

    Ballistics Stab Rig

    The Sydor Technologies Stab Rig is a self-supporting drop rig. This structure was engineered testing soft and hard body armor, evaluated to meet all major international standards. The intended use...

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  • Gas Gun Testing Chamber

    Gas Gun Testing Chamber

    When safety and containment are key concerns, Sydor can provide an enclosed testing system for your Sydor Gas Gun. This self-contained unit can be safely installed within offices and testing...

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  • Gas Guns

    Gas Gun

    Sydor’s Gas Guns are ideal for armor testing, ballistic testing, and safety testing. Available in a single-stage configuration, our gas guns fire up to 950 m/s. Performance at these velocities...

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