Determination of Human Injury Mechanism, Mechanical Response and Tolerance for Improved Virtual and Physical Biomechanical Test Devices for Vehicle Cr

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,872.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W56HZV-08-C-0092
Award Id:
81641
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-216-1410
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
47715 Bowline Terrace, Ste 100, Sterling, VA, 20165
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
119083454
Principal Investigator:
RolfEpinger
Chief Scientist
(703) 444-6170
reppinger@aasainc.com
Business Contact:
RabihTannous
President
(703) 444-6170
rtannous@aasainc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Vehicle rollovers continue to be one of the most hazardous and costliest types of crashes among both military and civilian vehicles in the U.S. While rollover crashes only constitute 2.2% of civilian crashes, they make up 33% of the total cost of civilian crashes. An analysis of military mishap data showed that rollovers occur less frequently than frontal and rear impacts, but have the highest rate of injury and fatality. However, there are currently no military safety standards, and only the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration static roof crush, and interior padding requirements standards to regulate rollovers. The goal of this proposed SBIR effort is the development of a suite of new, proven, rollover-specific safety tests. These tests will have the greatest potential for understanding the kinematics, and reducing the hazards, of the rollover crash situations. The research will be conducted by gathering and analyzing existing literature, tests, and tools, and will ultimately lead to improved safety in vehicle during rollovers.

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