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Assessing Risk of Significant Injury from Multiple Stimuli Engagements

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Technical Report,01 Oct 2016,28 Feb 2017

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711 HPW/RHDO JBSA Fort Sam Houston United States

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Assessing Risk of Significant Injury RSI for a non-lethal weapon NLW is a challenging problem. The Air Force Research Laboratory, 711th Human Performance Wing, Airman Systems Directorate, Bioeffects Division, Human Effects Center of Excellence 711 HPWRHD HECOE is the research group within the United States of America Department of Defense DoD tasked with analyzing data and assessing RSI for new NLW systems. Operational needs from across the US DoD include complicated engagements requiring incapacitating effects over an area meeting this need sometimes requires the use of multiple devices more than one of a single device or multiple different devices. Additionally, the US DoD is pursuing new weapons that disperse multiple payloads from a single device or provide multiple insults from a single device. The employment concepts for these new acquisition programs further complicate the assessment of RSI. This paper describes the challenges associated with assessing RSI from engagements involving multiple stimuli, details the additional challenges added by temporal spacing between insults, suggests future research to fill knowledge gaps, and suggests future research to fill knowledgeable gaps, and suggests interim solutions to assess RSI from current programs.

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  • Statistics and Probability
  • Medicine and Medical Research

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