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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
April 25, 2013 - April 26, 2013
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001



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:

8:30 – 8:40 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
Dr. Vijay Nair, Chair
Committee on Review of Test Protocols Used by the DOD to Test Combat Helmets
Mr. Bruce Braun, Director
Board on Army Science and Technology
-- Welcoming remarks

8:40 – 10:00 a.m. Committee Discussion: Review of Concept Draft with the goal of arriving at some consensus on the important points, analyses to be done, tentative findings, and conclusions.
Dr. Vijay Nair, Chair
Committee on Helmet Testing Protocols

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Committee Discussion, cont’d.

12:00 – 12:55 p.m. Lunch in Keck Cafeteria

OPEN SESSION Committee, NRC Staff, and Invited Guests

1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Setting the Specifications for Ballistic Helmets
LTC Frank J. Lozano, Product Manager
Soldier Protective Equipment
U.S. Army

1:45 – 2:30 p.m. Blast Injury Research
Ms Natalie Eberius, Predictive Analysis Team Leader
Army Research Laboratory / Survivability and Lethality Analysis Directorate
Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Break

2:45 – 3:30 p.m. Helmet Performance Testing with Respect to Head and Brain Injury Prevention
Dr. Carol Chancey, Injury Biomechanics Branch Chief, via VTC,
U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL)

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Committee Discussion, cont’d.

5:00 p.m. Adjourn and return to hotel



Friday, April 26, 2013
Keck Center, Room 205, 500 Fifth St., N.W., Washington, D.C.

(breakfast on one’s own before the meeting)

CLOSED SESSION Committee and NRC Staff only

8:30 – 10:15 a.m. Committee Discussion, cont’d.


10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Break

10:15 –11:30 a.m. Committee Discussion, cont’d.

11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Lunch in Keck Cafeteria

12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Committee Discussion, cont’d.

1:45 – 2:00 p.m. Break

CLOSED SESSION Committee and NRC Staff only


2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Committee Discussion and 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


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. Robert G. Easterling
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:
Review of presentations and documents received; concept draft, and potential findings and recommendations.

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

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: April 29, 2013