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Proposal to Demonstrate the Feasibility of Predicting Injury Likelihood in…

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Department of Defense
Air Force
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1994 / SBIR
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Simula, Inc.
10016 S. 51st Street Phoenix, AZ 85044
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: Proposal to Demonstrate the Feasibility of Predicting Injury Likelihood in Aircreaft-related Incidences
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $57,204.00


The principal goal of the Phase I program is to demonstrate the feasibility of predicting the likelihood of injury by developing an injury-predicting criterion for one segment of the human body. The Phase I effort will concentrate on identifying relevant neck-related injuries, determining loads and accelerations related to neck injuries, developing and validating a comprehensive injury criterion for the human neck, and finally, demonstrating the capability to assess neck injury likelihood. The procedure identified in Phase I to develop the neck injury criterion will be documented in a final report. The result of the Phase I effort will serve as the basis for designing and implementing instrumentation and hardware for an injury assessment manikin neck, developing similar injury criteria for additional body segments, and subsequently developing a computer simulation model for injury likelihood assessment. The culmination of the Phase I and subsequent program efforts will be the capability to predict the likelihood of aircraft-related injuries through the use of an anthropomorphic manikin.

Principal Investigator:

Caroline Vaningen-dunn

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Simula Government Products,
10016 S. 51st St Phoenix, AZ 85044

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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No