Accession Number : ADA298205

Title :   Advanced Biofidelic Composite (ABC Man) Development.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 91-Feb 94,

Corporate Author : SPARTA INC SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : White, Moreno ; Stevenson, Dan ; Barker, Christine ; Zedelmayer, Eric ; Jacobson, Dan

PDF Url : ADA298205

Report Date : 28 FEB 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 503

Abstract : The objective of this Phase II SEIR program was to demonstrate the ability to develop a complete biofidelic leg structure for anthropomorphic test manikins which replicates, both inertially and geometrically, a human leg segment. The scope of the Phase II research successfully extended the Phase I results and included the analysis, design, development and fabrication of a full scale biofidelic advanced composite skeletal and polymer flesh leg segment. Both the skeletal and flesh components contained embedded sensors for real time load and impact measurements. Current test manikins, such as the Hybrid III, can only provide gross anthropomorphic response to high dynamic accelerations and loads. The metal bones" in the manikin skeleton limit the ability of the manikins to achieve the high degree of biofidelity required in advanced development programs such as the Crew Escape Technologies (CREST) advanced ejection seat.

Descriptors :   *STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS, *ANTHROPOLOGY, *SKELETAL MUSCLE RELAXANTS, SCENARIOS, METALS, MEASUREMENT, DYNAMICS, MASS, RESPONSE, CREWS, ILLNESS, HYBRID SYSTEMS, EJECTION SEATS, INERTIAL SYSTEMS, ESCAPE SYSTEMS, HIGH ACCELERATION, CRASHES, MOMENT OF INERTIA, SKELETON.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE