An Advanced Flame Test Manikin

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00189-12-P-Z002
Agency Tracking Number: N112-143-0008
Amount: $79,948.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N112-143
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
Creare Inc.
P.O. Box 71, Hanover, NH, -
DUNS: 072021041
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Barry
 (603) 643-3800
Business Contact
 Robert Kline-Schoder
Title: Principal Engineer
Phone: (603) 643-3800
Research Institution
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.

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