Griffin 2.0 - Development and Evaluation of an Occupant Protection Platform with Active-Blast Mitigation and Crew Floor Isolation
ARMY TANK AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI WARREN United States
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The Griffin 2.0 is a concept demonstrator that leveraged the structural design-for-blast methodologies, an Active Blast Mitigation System ABMS, and a decoupled flooring system to demonstrate occupant survivability at large charge sizes. During a six month period, the team directed by TARDEC Ground Systems Survivability designed, fabricated, and evaluated three full scale demonstrators at elevated charge sizes. These tests included a baseline shot without countermeasures and two shots with counter measures, one at 150 MRAP Objective and one at 200 MRAP Objective. All tests were fully instrumented including ATDs and high speed video. The development process, test results, and recommended next steps will be presented.