Accession Number : ADA234761


Title :   Advanced Dynamic Anthropomorphic Manikin (ADAM) Final Design Report


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb 1985-Jun 1989


Corporate Author : SYSTEMS RESEARCH LABS INC DAYTON OH


Personal Author(s) : Bartol, Aileen M ; Hazen, Vernon L ; Kowalski, Joseph F ; Murphy, Brian P ; White, Richard P , Jr


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a234761.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 672


Abstract : The USAF has embarked on a new effort to design and develop an Advanced Dynamic Anthropomorphic Manikin (ADAM) with improved biofidelity and instrumentation over currently available escape system testing manikins. This report describes the design of three prototype (one small, one mid-size, and one large) instrumentated, anthropomorphic manikins for testing, evaluating, and qualifying high-performance aircraft escape systems, including restraint and harness systems. Among the required responses are that it provide a human-like reactive live load into the ejection seat and possess realistic dynamics and kinematics due to windblast, impact vibration, and acceleration forces representative of those encountered during ejection from aircraft. In addition to improved biomechanical response properties, the manikin has instrumentation and an on-board data acquisition system to measure, store, and transmit its responses and the data from the escape system. Two prototype manikins, a small and a large, will be fabricated and tested at Wright-Patterson AFB OH.


Descriptors :   *KINEMATICS , VIBRATION , HIGH RATE , AIRCRAFT , IMPACT , HUMANS , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , DYNAMICS , ACCELERATION , REACTIVITIES , PROTOTYPES , RESPONSE , DATA ACQUISITION , EJECTION , EJECTION SEATS , HARNESSES , ESCAPE SYSTEMS , ONBOARD , BIOMECHANICS , FORCE(MECHANICS)


Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE