KCI Program Archive
I. Technical Topic Area: Blast Mitigation
Terrorists have a wide range of weapons to use against us, but the weapon of choice so far appears to be explosives. They are low in cost, readily available, easy to assemble and cause significant damage. It is not surprising that the NIHS research portfolio would include significant work toward mitigating the effects of explosives.
Reducing the Explosive Potential of Ammonium Nitrate Fertilizer
Dr. Darrell Taulbee, University of Kentucky; $835,765; 24 Months
Surveillance & Monitoring
Modeling / Simulation Analysis
Murray State University in partnership with Morehead State and UK received $385,556 to simulate catastrophic events related to dam breaches and evaluate the subsequent damage and ability of emergency responders to react to such events.
The University of Kentucky in partnership with Western Kentucky University and U of L received $654,668 to develop a high-tech surveillance and face recognition system.