K-State Team Develops Wearable Radiation Vest for U.S. Government

Role: Product Developer

Partners: Steve Bellinger, CEO Radiation Technology Inc., Nuclear Engineering Graduate Students, Department of Defense

Date: February 2017 – Products in Field Testing

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A partnership between a Manhattan radiation technology company, K-State, and the Department of Defense lead to the creation of a mobile bomb detection unit. The mobile unit is a tactical vest made from ballistic nylon, nylon spacer mesh, and diamond rip-stop. The unit encloses 16 detection devices and is designed to be comfortable, sleek, and avoid attention.

The design team won an R&D Design 100 Awards from R&D Magazine in 2017.

This project was covered by Topeka Capital, for more information visit here.

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