Shaping Our Future
Larson anti-terrorism research improving safety worldwide
The Larson Institute's Crash Safety Research Team is conducting an extended series of crash tests for the U.S. Department of State, such as this one, involving a bus stop shelter designed by the Larson Institute to stop a heavy truck traveling at high speed.
The research is part of an award of up to $7 million from the U.S. Department of State to enhance the security of U.S. embassies and other facilities overseas through research and development related to anti-ram barrier protection systems.
The project, led by Zoltan Rado, encompasses fundamental and applied research related to advanced anti-ram vehicle protection systems, including the conceptualization, simulation and full-scale testing of actual systems constructed from materials local to the host countries and studying the relationships between the level of protection and the aesthetics necessary to promote a welcoming atmosphere consistent with the U.S. diplomatic mission.
It is anticipated that knowledge gained through this five-year cooperative agreement will enhance the nation's infrastructures and capabilities to protect people and facilities against acts of violence and terrorism.
For more information, go to http://www.larson.psu.edu/news-detail.php?ID=86