Anthropometric Casualty Estimation Methodologies

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$493,181.00
Award Year:
2014
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911Qy-14-C-0002
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-5421
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
A12-096
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Small Business Information
Technology Solutions Experts Inc.
209 West Central Street Suite 300, Natick, MA, 01760-3716
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
000000000
Principal Investigator:
Medhat Korna
Principal Investigator
(508) 655-2232
mmk@tseboston.com
Business Contact:
Amanda Penfield
Accounting and Contracts
(508) 655-2232
amanda.penfield@tseboston.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The design of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for force protection is critical for Soldier survivability and effectiveness in a range of combat operations. The Army needs: (1) new anthropometric casualty estimation tools and (2) the integration of these tools with constructive simulation, enabling the study of relationships and tradeoffs between factors such as armor, coverage, weight, volume, fit, form, mobility, and level of protection and the impact on Soldier task performance and survivability. Supporting Army technology priorities for force protection, Technology Solutions Experts, Inc. (TSE) proposes to research and develop tools for analyzing fit and form of PPE, specifically body armor systems, to better account for a range of individual body shape differences and enhance Soldier protection. This proposal describes the research, development, and commercialization tasks required to achieve the following Phase II objectives: (1) research, develop, and formalize the Anthropometric Casualty Estimation System (ACES) components and create the ACES Testbed functional prototype; (2) develop ACES Software Development Kit (SDK) and integrate with the Infantry Warrior Simulation (IWARS); and (3) conduct Verification and Validation (V&V), conduct testing, and create documentation. TSEs solution benefits Army scientists and engineers engaged in the analysis of current and future PPE systems.

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