Design of Low-Cost Impact Reporting System
U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command Redstone Arsenal United States
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Human form dummies may be used as targets in some types of training exercises. In order to assess performance on target, it may be necessary to know the time and location of all impacts upon the targets. A sparring dummy can provide a desirable target as well as house an impact reporting system.A low-cost, self-contained impact reporting system has been designed within the form factor of a sparring dummy. The design goal of this system was to detect and report the location of every high-speed impact upon the target. The embedded system consisted of the sensors, interface circuitry, data acquisition hardware, power supply, and an embedded host processor with wireless communication to a central server.