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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
Board on Mathematical Sciences and Analytics
National Materials and Manufacturing Board DEPS
Board on Army Science & Technology DEPS

Schulte, Nancy

Subject/Focus Area:
National Security and Defense

Review of Test Protocols Used by the DOD to Test Combat Helmets
March 21, 2013 - March 22, 2013
National Academy of Sciences Building
2100 C St. NW
Washington D.C.

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
Phone: 202 334 3903
Fax: 202 334 2620


Thursday, March 21, 2013
Keck Center, Room 213, 500 Fifth St., N.W., Washington, D.C.

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

CLOSED SESSION Committee and NRC Staff only

Friday, January 25, 2013
NAS Building, Room 120, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.

7:30 a.m. Assemble in hotel lobby

7:35 a.m. Members depart for NAS Building in taxis

7:55 a.m. Members arrive at NAS Building

OPEN SESSION Committee, NRC Staff, and Sponsor only

8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Perspectives of the PEO Chief Scientist
Dr. James Zheng, Chief Scientist,
Soldier Protective and Individual Equipment,
PEO Soldier, U.S. Army

9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Protocol Analyses and Statistical Issues Related to Testing Methodologies
Dr. Laura Freeman, Research Staff Member
Institute for Defense Analysis

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Break

10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Presentation on IPO PED-003

10:45 – 11:30 a.m. DoD IG Assessment of First Article Ballistic Testing Protocols and Standards for the Advanced Combat Helmet
Ms. Anna Ferre (invited)
Office of the Inspector General, DoD

11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Lunch

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Perspectives on the New Protocol
Mr. Robby Young, Manager of Quality Engineering
Gentex Corporation
with, by video teleconference:
Mr. Clayton Maddio, Sector Integrator, and
Mr. Kenneth Williams, Lead Platform Command
Defense Contract Management Agency

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Committee Discussion

2:00 – 2:15 p.m. Break

CLOSED SESSION Committee and NRC Staff only

2:15 – 3:45 p.m. Committee Discussion

3:45 – 4:00 p.m. Discussion of Additional Information Needed for Next Meeting
Dr. Vijay Nair, Chair, and
Ms. Nancy Schulte, Study Director
Committee on Review of Test Protocols Used by the DOD to Test Combat Helmets

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
Dr. Christine M. Anderson-Cook
Dr. Cameron R. Bass
Dr. Thomas F. Budinger
Dr. Ronald D. Fricker
MG (Ret.) Peter N. Fuller
Dr. Raul A. Radovitzky
Dr. Ernest Seglie

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Review of presentations received, tentative findings, and report outline and writing assignments.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

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