Anthropometric Casualty Estimation Methodologies
The design of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for force protection is critical for Soldier survivability and effectiveness in a range of combat operations. The Army needs: (1) new anthropometric casualty estimation tools and (2) the integration of these tools with constructive simulation, enabling the study of relationships and tradeoffs between factors such as armor, coverage, weight, volume, fit, form, mobility, and level of protection and the impact on Soldier task performance and survivability. Supporting Army technology priorities for force protection, Technology Solutions Experts, Inc. (TSE) proposes to research and develop tools for analyzing fit and form of PPE, specifically body armor systems, to better account for a range of individual body shape differences and enhance Soldier protection. This proposal describes the research, development, and commercialization tasks required to achieve the following Phase II objectives: (1) research, develop, and formalize the Anthropometric Casualty Estimation System (ACES) components and create the ACES Testbed functional prototype; (2) develop ACES Software Development Kit (SDK) and integrate with the Infantry Warrior Simulation (IWARS); and (3) conduct Verification and Validation (V & V), conduct testing, and create documentation. TSE"s solution benefits Army scientists and engineers engaged in the analysis of current and future PPE systems.
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