Head Impact Laboratory (HIL)

Metadata Updated: March 8, 2017

The HIL uses testing devices to evaluate vehicle interior energy attenuating (EA) technologies for mitigating head injuries resulting from head impacts during mine/ IED events and vehicle crashes. The HIL includes a free motion headform (FMH) with three accelerometers installed in the head cavity. The impactor launches the FMH within specified approach angles at the target area within the vehicle being tested to measure orthongonal accelerations at the conjugate gradient of the head assembly. Data is then recorded by the FMH and analyzed to assess potential sustained injuries.Capabilities: The HIL is capable of testing at any velocity with test fixtures located within the vehicle to allow targeting. The HIL may use any means of propelling the FMH as long as the impactor design is capable of falling within specified horizontal/vertical ranges. The FMH is built to the 50th percentile male, and methodology for testing with advanced combat helmets is ongoing. The OP Lab has a full range of external instrumentation including accelerometers, load cells, string potentiometers and high-speed video cameras to meet customer needs.Benefits:[HTML_REMOVED][HTML_REMOVED] Acquisition of input and verification data for M[HTML_REMOVED]S.[HTML_REMOVED][HTML_REMOVED] Increases confidence of technology performance prior to live-fire events.[HTML_REMOVED][HTML_REMOVED] An inexpensive and quick means of validating M[HTML_REMOVED]S results.

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