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An Integrated Anthropometrics, Vehicle and Biodynamics Software Tool""

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Department of Defense
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2003 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Systems Technology Inc.
13766 Hawthorne Blvd. Hawthorne, CA 90250-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: An Integrated Anthropometrics, Vehicle and Biodynamics Software Tool""
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: DAAD17-03-C-0064
Award Amount: $729,919.00


The objective of this proposed project is to create an integrated computer program for designing vehicle-mounted human operator workstations and analyzing the biodynamic environment under operational conditions. This program will address: anthropometricsfor reach and vision analysis; vehicle dynamics for vibration and ride quality analysis; biodynamics for human motion in response to force inputs; dynamic systems analysis of human transmissibility and optimization of elements such as seating constraints.A software specification for typical design and analysis problems is being developed in Phase I that will efficiently and accurately address biodynamic problems. The team members own the source code that will be integrated (i.e. JACK, VDANL, BIODYN-80 andProgram CC). The innovation is to provide complete biodynamic models and dynamic systems analysis tools that will allow the characterization of biodynamic environments according to standard guidelines, and provide a means for evaluating the biodynamicinterference with visual and motor task performance. Representative tasks such as reaching, reading displays, driving will be accommodated as a vehicle encounters selected terrain profiles at specified speeds. The overall Phase II objective is to developand validate a prototype of the integrated software package based on past work and an experiment to be conducted at TACOM-TARDEC.AVB-DYN will provide a specialized biodynamic tool for predicting human operator task performance on moving vehicles or other platforms in arbitrary environments. This has application to workstation design in a wide range of military and commercialapplications. These include military ground vehicles, ambulances, entertainment motion simulators, fire engines, off-road vehicles, agricultural equipment, rotorcraft, fixed wing aircraft, high speed boats, and certain industrial facilities.

Principal Investigator:

R. Allen

Business Contact:

Thomas Myers
Vice President
Small Business Information at Submission:

13766 S. Hawthorne Blvd. Hawthorne, CA 90250

EIN/Tax ID: 951957989
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No