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Project Title: Review of Test Protocols Used by the DOD to Test Combat Helmets

PIN: DEPS-BAST-12-04         

Major Unit:
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit:
Committee on National Statistics
DEPS Board on Mathematical Sciences & Their Applications
DEPS National Materials and Manufacturing Board
DEPS Board on Army Science & Technology

RSO:
Schulte, Nancy

Subject/Focus Area:
National Security and Defense


Review of Test Protocols Used by the DOD to Test Combat Helmets
January 24, 2013 - January 25, 2013
Higher Education and Applied Technology Center, 1201 Technology Drive, Aberdeen, MD


If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:


Contact Name: Nancy Schulte
Email: nschulte@nas.edu
Phone: 202 334-3903
Fax: 202 334 2620


Agenda:

DRAFT AGENDA
as of Jan. 16, 2013

Committee on Review of Test Protocols Used by the DOD to Test Combat Helmets

Meeting 1

January 24-25, 2013



Higher Education and Applied Technology (HEAT) Center
1201 Technology Drive
Aberdeen, MD
(443) 360-9200



















Wednesday, January 23, 2012
Aberdeen, MD


Thursday, December 4, 2012
HEAT Center, Aberdeen, MD

(breakfast on one’s own before the meeting)

7:30 a.m. Assemble in Hotel Lobby for trip to HEAT Center

7:35 a.m. Depart for the HEAT Center

7:50 a.m. Check in and receive badges

CLOSED SESSION Committee and NRC Staff only


8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Committee Discussions

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Break


OPEN SESSION Committee, Staff, and Invited Guests

9:15 – 9:30 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
Dr. Vijay Nair, Chair
Committee on Review of Test Protocols Used by the DOD to Test Combat Helmets
-- Introduction of the sponsor
-- Meeting Objectives
-- Brief self-introductions by the committee

9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Consideration of Statement of Task
Dr. Vijay Nair, Chair
Committee on Review of Test Protocols Used by the DOD to Test Combat Helmets
Mr. Rick Sayre, Director, Live Fire Test & Evaluation
DOT&E
-- Discuss study background
-- Sponsor expectations
-- Potential expectation of other audiences
-- Examination of Statement of Task
-- Committee Q & A



10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Body Armor Study and Helmet Testing
Dr. Cameron R. Bass, Dr. Thomas F. Budinger, and Dr. Ronald D. Fricker, Members, Committees on Body Armor, and on Helmet Testing Protocols

11:00 – 11:45 p.m. Army Perspective: Helmet Protection and Performance Requirements and Specifications
Mr. Ian Rozansky, Project Engineer,
Office of the Product Manager for Soldier Protective Equipment (Army)

11:45 – 12:30 p.m. Lunch

12:30 – 1:15 p.m. Marine Corps Perspective: Helmet Protection and Performance Requirements and Specifications
Ms. Deidre Hooks, ECH Project Officer, and
Ms. Kathy Halo, Project Engineer
Office of the Product Manager for Soldier Protective Equipment (USMC)


1:15 – 1:55 p.m. Special Operations Forces Perspective: Helmet Protection and Performance Requirements and Specifications
Mr. Matt Clark, Assistant Project Manager, Survival Systems, Office of the Program Manager, Special Operations Forces – Survival, Support and Equipment systems (PM SOF-SSES),


1:55 – 2:35 p.m. Medical Research on Skull Behind Armor Blunt Trauma (BABT) and Injury Criteria
Dr. Richard Shoge, Deputy Portfolio Manager, Blast Injury/Hearing & Vision Protection, Military Operational Medicine Research Program
U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command

2:35 – 2:50 p.m. Break

2:50 – 3:30 p.m. The Peepsite Headform
Mr. Robert Kinsler, Army Research Laboratory, Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate

3:30 – 4:10 p.m. Joint Live Fire Test Program Behind Helmet Blunt Trauma Skull Injury
Dr. Karin Rafaels, Army Research Laboratory, Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate

4:10 – 4:25 p.m. Break

4:25 – 5:15 p.m. Protocol Analyses and Statistical Issues Related to Testing Methodologies
Dr. Janice Hester, Research Staff Member, Institute for Defense Analysis

5:15 p.m. Adjourn and return to hotel; prepare for evening session

EVENING SESSION Committee, NRC Staff, and Invited Guests






6:30 p.m. Working Dinner

Friday, January 25, 2013
HEAT Center, Aberdeen, MD

(breakfast on one’s own before the meeting)


7:15 a.m. Assemble in Hotel Lobby for trip to HEAT Center

7:20 a.m. Depart for Heat Center

7:40 a.m. Depart for Aberdeen Test Center


OPEN SESSION Committee, NRC Staff, and Sponsor only

8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Aberdeen Test Center Briefing
Mr. Matt Page and Ms. Casey Cramer, Aberdeen Test Center

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Range Tour: Helmet Testing Procedures and Demonstration

11:30 – 12:00 p.m. Return to HEAT Center

12:00 – 12:45 p.m. Lunch


CLOSED SESSION Committee and NRC Staff only

12:45 – 4:00 p.m. Committee Discussion

4:00 p.m. Adjourn


Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Dr. Vijayan N. Nair
Chair
Dr. Christine M. Anderson-Cook
Dr. Cameron R. Bass
Dr. Thomas F. Budinger
Dr. Michael J. Cushing
Dr. Ronald D. Fricker
Jr
MG (Ret.) Peter N. Fuller
Dr. Raul A. Radovitzky
Dr. Ernest Seglie


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Composition and balance of the committee, review of presentations and information provided, and discussion of additional informaton needed for next meeting.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: March 19, 2013