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An Advanced Flame Test Manikin

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Creare Inc.
P.O. Box 71 Hanover, NH 03755-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: An Advanced Flame Test Manikin
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00189-12-P-Z002
Award Amount: $79,948.00


Instrumented manikins are used to assess the risks of burn injuries and evaluate the ability of clothing and other protective equipment to mitigate the injury potential during compartment or flash fires or other thermal threats. Recent data indicate that fabric stresses due to body motion are important in determining whether the clothing will break open and expose the skin to significant burn injury, but existing manikins cannot provide the required body motion to induce these stresses. The proposed project will develop an advanced articulating manikin that will provide for body motions and provide other improvements that will aid in accurately and efficiently conducting high heat flux testing of protective ensembles. Phase I will demonstrate the feasibility of the technical approach, and Phase II will result in a complete manikin system.

Principal Investigator:

James Barry
(603) 643-3800

Business Contact:

Robert Kline-Schoder
Principal Engineer
(603) 643-3800
Small Business Information at Submission:

Creare Inc.
P.O. Box 71 Hanover, NH -

EIN/Tax ID: 020259551
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No