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Reusable Material for Drop Tower
ARMY TANK AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI
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The Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center TARDEC develops, integrates and sustains technology solutions for all manned and unmanned Department of Defense DoD Ground Systems and Combat Support Systems to improve Force effectiveness and provide superior capabilities for the Future. The Ground Systems Survivability GSS Blast Mitigation Team BMT requires capabilities to evaluate, optimize, and integrate occupant protection systems into current and future Army ground vehicles that mitigate injury due to blast and crash events. The use of the drop tower helps in these endeavors and is an integral part of replicating and evaluating those events. Problem Topic Currently, commercially available reusable energy absorbing material is not available for use with the drop tower at TARDEC.
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