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Positioning and Scaling of the CAVEMAN Human Body Model for Pilot Injury Risk Analysis

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8649-20-P-0976
Agency Tracking Number: F19C-010-0008
Amount: $249,985.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF19C-T010
Solicitation Number: 19.C
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-09-08
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-12-08
Small Business Information
153 Langtree Campus Drive
Mooresville, NC 28117-1111
United States
DUNS: 040707460
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Kent Butz
 (704) 799-6944
Business Contact
 Tracy Williams
Phone: (405) 410-6552
Research Institution
 Purdue University
 Eric Nauman
610 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2050
United States

 (765) 494-8602
 Nonprofit College or University

The proposed project will develop subject-specific FE models of the head and integrate them with a full body finite element model. The combination of patient-specific head geometries with the generalized body model will provide a platform with which to apply improved boundary conditions for the head and neck, including applied muscle tension and the application of appropriate kinematics of the head resulting from loading to the body. Improved modeling of the dynamic response of the head and neck to accelerative loading events has the potential to facilitate improved and safer design of ejection seats and protective equipment for pilots, reduce injury in underbody blast, and improve aircraft and vehicle design to better protect the warfighter during impact events.

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