COMPOSITE MATERIALS FOR MANIKIN SKELETAL COMPONENTS KP 358-86

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$49,937.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
1987
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
6021
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ketron Inc
350 Technology Dr - Ste 20, Malvern, PA, 19355
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 ELI RUBINSTEIN
 (215) 674-5820
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
MANIKINS USED IN CRASH/IMPACT TESTS AND IN THE TESTING OF ESCAPE SYSTEMS AND RESTRAINT DEVICES REQUIRE STRUCTURAL STRENGTH ADEQUATE TO REPEATEDLY WITHSTAND THE HIGH LOADS IMPOSED UPON THEM BY VARIOUS DYNAMIC TEST CONDITIONS. THE USE OF METAL-BONDED SKELETONS TO ACHIEVE THE REQUISITE STRENGTH SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASES THE DIFFICULTY OF PROVIDING THE MASS DISTRIBUTION AND LOAD DEFORMATION CHARACTERISTICS NEEDED TO OBTAIN GOOD BIOFIDELIC RESPONSE DURING TESTS. AS TEST ENVIRONMENTS BECOME MORE SEVERE, MANIKIN STRENGTH REQUIREMENTS TEND TO INCREASE AND ADEQUATE MANIKIN BIOFIDELITY BECOMES MORE CRITICAL AND MORE DIFFICULT TO ACHIEVE. THIS DOCUMENT PRESENTS A PHASE I PROPOSAL FOR A PROJECT TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF IMPROVING THE BIOFIDELITY OF A MODERN MANIKIN SUCH AS HYBRID III BY REPLACING THE EXISTING METAL BONES WITH STRONGER, LIGHTER WEIGHT COMPOSITE MATERIAL STRUCTURAL MEMBERS WHICH INCORPORATE APPROPRIATE BALLASTING FEATURES.

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