An Integrated Human Test Surrogate to Assess Injury Risk and Measure Non-Lethal Exposure

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,857.00
Award Year:
2014
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
M67854-14-C-6501
Agency Tracking Number:
N132-084-0255
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
N132-084
Solicitation Number:
2013.2
Small Business Information
CFD Research Corporation
215 Wynn Dr., 5th Floor, Huntsville, AL, 35805-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
185169620
Principal Investigator:
D. Sedberry
Test Engineer
(256) 726-4800
proposals-contracts@cfdrc.com
Business Contact:
Deborah Phipps
Contracts Manager
(256) 726-4884
dap@cfdrc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The goal of this project is to design, develop, and delivery a human test surrogate for non-lethal testing, injury risk assessment, and validation of software inputs at the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program for the Navy. An existing CFDRC surrogate will be used as a starting point to create a modular design capable of measuring exposure sources such as blast overpressure, light, RF/EM, chemical, and kinetic energy impact over a time period. In phase I, a modular design will be integrated with a wide range of sensors to be used in the experimental testing on the human surrogate. The electronics layout and sensor suite will be designed for"plug and play"use. A modular instrument-ready surrogate head will be delivered at the end of Phase 1 for feedback, feasibility, and initial evaluation by JNLWP. Phase II will consist of improving on the original design for the modular test surrogate and integrate a full torso and neck capable of housing a wide range of sensors for experiments. This test surrogate will feature the very latest in sensor technologies and modular design to allow for rapid testing of non-lethal weapons and sources. The aim is to keep costs of the test surrogate low by using a modular approach and allow for multiple test surrogates to be used during future testing.

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