APPLICATION SPOTLIGHT

WIAMan (Warrior Injury Assessment Manikin)

THINK DTS

  • Embedded data acquisition systems
  • In-dummy integration and ATD development
  • Outstanding worldwide technical support 24/7/365

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U.S ARMY WIAMan BLAST DUMMY

FIRST VERTICAL LOAD MANIKIN WITH INTEGRATED IN-DUMMY DAS

 

The Challenge:

  • Improve military vehicle designs to better protect soldiers in underbody blasts
  • Current automotive crash test dummies are designed for either frontal or side impact testing
  • Tight space constraints in military vehicles for test instrumentation
  • High channel count tests, including set-up and positioning ATDs with large umbilical of exit cables
  • Cable management, issues with noise, data loss and damaged or tangled cables
  • Manikin needed to withstand repeated vertical acceleration blast pulses in the lab and live fire tests
  • Limited biomechanics data available to support development of a new ATD

 

The Solution:

  • U.S. Army assembled an expert team of government, industry and academia partners
  • DTS was named the Prime Contractor to develop the new ATD and a new in-dummy DAS solution
  • Warrior Injury Assessment Manikin (WIAMan) is the first underbody blast dummy designed for vertical load testing
  • Designed and manufactured a sophisticated, modular in-dummy DAS solution
  • Required extensive biomechanics data research, utilized new ATD manufacturing techniques and materials
  • Engineered to support 150+ channels of SLICE6 distributed throughout WIAMan utilizing Ethernet
  • SLICE6 reduces in-dummy cabling and connectors by up to 75%, and has only a single external communications/power cable which can be disconnected for test, making the ATD fully autonomous
  • Utilizing the IEEE 1588 time protocol standard for achieving clock accuracy in the sub-microsecond range for precise synchronization across all data channels both within the ATD and when using multiple ATDs in a single test
  • Store in place reliability, data writes directly to non-volatile flash memory
  • Proven reliability of ATD and DAS through hundreds of simulated, laboratory and live-fire tests

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“Accurately measuring the forces that a soldier may experience in the fieid is critical to developing new vehicle designs and gear to help to keep warfighters safe.”

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