Accession Number:

ADA535119

Title:

Survivability Analysis for the Evaluation of Personnel in Body Armor

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper Dec. 2009-Jan 2010

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD SURVIVABILITY LETHALITY ANALYSIS DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Army performs combat system survivabilitylethalityvulnerability SLV analyses using a software package called MUVES-S2. MUVES-S2 is an Army developed and maintained SLV computer model capable of analyzing the effects of one or more munitions against aircraft or ground-mobile targets and personnel. A new approach to personnel survivability and casualty assessment has been developed by integrating the Operational Requirement-based Casualty Assessment ORCA modeling system into MUVES-S2. ORCA is the tri-service developed personnel model and provides improvement for all phases of the casualty assessment process including more precise anatomical representation, mapping of insults to injury evaluation, mapping injury to medical casualty characterization, mapping injury to physical and cognitive impairment, mapping job and task requirements to basic human capabilities, evaluating basic human capability requirements to post-injury capabilities, and calculating operational casualty metrics. This paper presents an overview of the MUVES-S2ORCA methodology, highlighting improved capabilities and new techniques for performing SLV analyses of personnel wearing various body armor configurations. We will show how body armor survivability studies incorporate the use of injury characterization to quantify the vulnerability of a protective system against an understood threat. The ability to model small changes in personal protective equipment and their effect on personnel survivability will also be demonstrated.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Armor
  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE