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1 UNCLASSIFIED Technologies for Critical Incident Preparedness Conference San Francisco, CA Development of a Bomb Suit Standard November 06, 2007 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

2 UNCLASSIFIED Development of a Bomb Suit Standard David Colanto Ballistics Technology Team US Army Natick Soldier RD&E Center (508)

3 UNCLASSIFIED Bomb Suit Standard Program Objective: Draft a Bomb Suit Standard that provides test methods and performance requirements for evaluating EOD PPE Key research areas: Blast Overpressure (BOP) Fragmentation Impact Flame Optics Ergonomics Deliverables: Draft EOD PPE standard EOD PPE purchasing guide and video Supporting documentation and test reports Benefits Provide defined performance requirements. Encourage vendors to market compliant products. Streamline procurements with certified systems. Accomplishments: Threat analysis and literature survey NBSCAB interaction and guidance Laboratory Testing: Blast, frag, flame, impact, optics Ergonomic Evaluation User and industry workshops

4 UNCLASSIFIED Sponsors & Supporters UVa Center for Applied Biomechanics Execution Partners: Natick Soldier RD&E Center PM Soldier Survivability NBSCAB University of Virginia Biokinetics ATC ARL NAVAIR USAARL MA State Police Hazardous Devices School Customer Information: DHS-S&T, Standards NIST-OLES DOJ-NIJ

5 UNCLASSIFIED EOD Threat Analysis Literature Search –ATF/FBI Databases –ARA, URI (TSWG), AFRL (DOJ) –User Surveys of Law Enforcement EOD what the threat and how situated NBSCAB agreement for the threat profile Live fire testing (ARL) –Fragmentation –Blast overpressure –Bomb Suit testing Result: Wide range of threats, most prevalent threat is pipe bomb for law enforcement

6 UNCLASSIFIED High speed video (50,000 frames per second) Pipe Bomb Deflagration

7 UNCLASSIFIED Fragmentation Tasks Completed –Threat Analysis at ARL –Laboratory ballistic testing of shoot packs –Fragmentation Modeling Test method –Laboratory ballistic testing –V50 testing using FSPs –Bomb Suit surrogate shootpacks

8 UNCLASSIFIED Blast Overpressure Tasks Completed –Threat Analysis at ARL –Live fire testing of Bomb Suits at ATC –Shock Tube testing at UVA –UVA Center for Applied Biomechanics developed a recommended test method Test method –Instrumented Hybrid III surrogate –Shock Tube testing (preliminary component head/torso tests) –Explosive testing (final system test) –Criteria: Blast/blunt Thoracic & Head, Blunt Neck

9 UNCLASSIFIED Impact Tasks Completed –Threat Analysis with UVA and Biokinetics –Bomb Suit system testing at Biokinetics, UVA, and NSRDEC Test method –Laboratory impact testing of helmet and spine protector

10 UNCLASSIFIED Flame Tasks Completed –Threat Analysis and Literature search –Flame testing of Bomb Suit components and materials Test method –Laboratory flame testing of Bomb Suit outer shell materials Vertical flame test

11 UNCLASSIFIED Optics Tasks Completed –Benchmarking of Bomb Suit visors with MA State Police EOD technicians –Bomb Suit visor optical testing at USAARL and NAVAIR Test method –Laboratory optical testing of visor Distortion Luminous Transmittance Refractive Power Prismatic Deviation Haze Anti-fogging test

12 UNCLASSIFIED Ergonomics Tasks Completed –Benchmarking of EOD PPE systems –Created a Purchasing Guide Video Test method –Laboratory ergonomic testing EOD PPE systems: Donning/doffing Emergency doffing Body mobility Coin Recovery Lay on back and stand up Test Course (climbing stairs, ladder, disruptor placement…etc) Dynamic/static field of view

13 UNCLASSIFIED Bomb Suits Evaluated

14 UNCLASSIFIED Draft Bomb Suit Standard Status Finish 2 deliverables in Nov 07 –Recommendations for the Bomb Suit Standard –Draft Bomb Suit Standard Finalized revisions of all supporting test reports and documentation Next step: Standards Development Organization (SDO) will use the data package to initiate the SDO's promulgation and standard validation process

15 UNCLASSIFIEDQuestions?


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