Accession Number : ADA473218
Title : Test Methodology for Protection of Vehicle Occupants against Anti-Vehicular Landmine Effects (Methodologie d'essais pour la protection des occupants de vehicules contre les effets des mines terrestres anti-vehicules)
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : NATO RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)
Report Date : Apr 2007
Pagination or Media Count : 176
Abstract : In 2001, the NATO/RTO HFM-090/TG-25 was created in response to the NATO/RTO HFM ET-007, which identified the lack of suitable information for injury assessment of the anti-vehicle mine threat. Furthermore, the Task Group was asked to help the STANAG 4569 Team of Experts to develop an injury assessment methodology for the qualification of light-armored and logistic vehicles (blast) land mines protection systems. Injury criteria, tolerance levels and measurement methods were proposed to assess the most vulnerable body regions to a blast mine strike under a vehicle. The tolerance levels established for these body regions are considered to represent low risk of life-threatening and disabling injuries. The results, conclusions and recommendations of the HEM-090/TG-25 work are presented in the technical report.
Descriptors : *WOUNDS AND INJURIES , *BLAST , *ARMORED VEHICLES , *ANTITANK MINES , SIMULATORS , METHODOLOGY , EXPERIMENTAL DATA , RISK , SURVIVABILITY , SPECIFICATIONS , MINE COUNTERMEASURES , DYNAMIC RESPONSE , DAMAGE ASSESSMENT , VULNERABILITY , FIELD TESTS , OVERPRESSURE , HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING , EXPLOSION EFFECTS , PROTECTION , STANDARDS , GROUND VEHICLES , NECK(ANATOMY) , LEGS , SPINAL COLUMN , ORGANS(ANATOMY) , ANTHROPOMETRY , TOLERANCES(PHYSIOLOGY) , LAND MINES , HEAD(ANATOMY) , TRUCKS , BLAST LOADS , HUMAN BODY
Subject Categories : Weapons Effects(biological)
Land Mine Warfare
Surface Transportation and Equipment
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE