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Modular Anthropomorphic Test Device (ATD)

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Department of Defense
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2012 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Wolf Technical Services, Inc.
9855 Crosspoint Blvd, Suite 126 Indianapolis, IN 46256-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Modular Anthropomorphic Test Device (ATD)
Agency: DOD
Contract: M67854-12-C-0231
Award Amount: $149,450.00


Currently, no appropriate anthropomorphic test device (ATD) for ballistic testing is available. The most commonly used ATD for research purposes is the Hybrid III, which was designed to examine human body dynamics in vehicular accidents. Although these devices are well instrumented, they are limited in the information they can provide in evaluating injuries from a ballistic incident. The cast aluminum and steel bone surrogates do not display failure upon impact, and the vinyl skin is impenetrable to flying debris. Wolf Technical Services, Inc. focuses on developing a low-cost modular ATD with frangible bones and visual indications of injuries caused by acceleration and loading. Wolf considered the top three injury mechanisms and the top four significant regions of injury to design Wolf"s ATD. Wolf introduces a cost-effective, modular ATD with the following features: a frangible skeletal system, a representation of blunt trauma, human construction, instrumentation to measure vertical acceleration, and reusable instrument packages.

Principal Investigator:

Sami DeVries
Biomedical&Mechanical E
(317) 842-6075

Business Contact:

Joseph Ward
Business Manager
(317) 842-6075
Small Business Information at Submission:

Wolf Technical Services, Inc.
9855 Crosspoint Blvd, Suite 126 Indianapolis, IN -

EIN/Tax ID: 351399309
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No