Advanced Dynamic Anthropomorphic Manikin (ADAM) Final Design Report
Final rept. Feb 1985-Jun 1989
SYSTEMS RESEARCH LABS INC DAYTON OH
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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.
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems