U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Warren, United States
The purpose of this new study was to confirm the new GVSC, Ground Vehicle Survivability and Protection GVSP Seat Index Point Tool SIPT would yield similar results, when compared to the SAE H-Point Machine HPM, as the UMTRI study. Three seats were selected which included an automotive fully cushioned driver style seat, a squad seat with minimal padding for the cushion and the back, and a squad seat with a hard unpadded back and a padded cushion. The results of the three seats confirmed an average of 5mm rearward off-set of the SIPT to the HPM. This off-set is used in the tools being developed for GVSC Advanced Concepts by UMTRI for the Soldier Accommodation Models to position the digital Soldiers in the vehicle environment early in the development stage.