Electronic Control Device-TASER / OC Flammability Testing:
To provide ongoing assistance to law enforcement and public safety, we have continually tested the flammability potential when TASER’s are simultaneously deployed with chemical agents such as pepper spray (OC-Oleoresin Capsicum). Since 2004, we have tested dozens of sprays in a practical environment to determine if a fire hazard exists. Our testing protocol has been adapted by OC manufacturers and copied on TV shows such as CSI and Mythbusters. See our YouTube Channel
Publications related to this testing
Thor Shield Evaluation:
A new product on the market claims to thwart the effects of common Electronic Control Devices (ECDs). CRT LL conducted tests in October 2010 to evaluate the effectiveness and viability of the Thor Shield material when ECD’s such as TASERs are applied. The primary goal for the testing was to determine if the product confers any tactical benefit when used in conjunction with the typical duties of a law enforcement officer. You Tube: CRT tests Thor Shield
Less-Lethal Impact Munitions Testing:
In 2004, we first developed our testing protocols to determine and evaluate the lethality potential of several impact munitions. The rounds were fired into covered and bare calibrated ballistic gelatin and MBM ballistic soap. Penetration depth and energy were measured and captured with high-speed video. Our forensic testing model has been validated on human volunteers.
Munitions tested included, but were not limited to: TASER XREP(eXtended Range Electronic Projectile), 12 gauge bean bags (Accusox, Defense Technologies, etc.), 40mm Exact Impact sponge (Blue nose), 40mm Orange nose (OC), ARWEN, Sage Co., Pepperball, FN303, Stingball grenade, 40mm bean bag, wood batons, rubber batons, foam batons, and others. Most recently, we evaluated the BIP (Blunt Impact Projectile) developed by Security Devices International.
Electronic Control Device-ECD Comparison:
CRT LL independently tests the power output of TASERs and other electronic control devices to determine if they meet manufacturer’s specifications. In 2006, we independently tested TASER X26, TASER M26 and STINGER systems to determine which was more effective against goal-oriented human volunteers.
In 2007, we independently repeated our blind study with the TASER X26 against the STINGER S200 to determine which was more effective against goal-oriented human volunteers.
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