ARO-sponsored Bite Sleeve Project Wins Best Overall Project at NC State Competition

May 29, 2014

Story Highlights

  • An Army Research Office-supported Senior Design Project for a new bite sleeve for military working dog and police dog training recently won Best Overall Project at North Carolina State University's Senior Design Day Competition.
  • North Carolina State University's Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science students Hilary Walker, Shannyn Holder, and Macon Adams spent two semesters working with ARO and Military Police to iteratively design and test prototypes of the new bite sleeve.

A U.S. Army Research Laboratory Army Research Office-supported Senior Design Project for a new bite sleeve for military working dog and police dog training recently won Best Overall Project at North Carolina State University's Senior Design Day Competition.

The ARO project, mentored by ARL Fellow Dr. Stephen Lee and Paul Reid, supported the development of a revolutionary new bite sleeve that mimics the tactile sensation and puncture resistance of skin for military working dog bite training.

North Carolina State University's Textile Engineering, Chemistry, and Science (TECS) students Hilary Walker, Shannyn Holder, and Macon Adams spent two semesters working with ARO and Military Police to iteratively design and test prototypes of the new bite sleeve.

The TECS Bite Sleeve Team was one of 84 engineering teams across the Electrical and Computer, Industrial and Systems, TECS, and the Engineering Entrepreneurs Program, competing for the Best Overall Project, which was evaluated on the overall concept, design and prototype delivery.

According to Lee, ARL is able to work closely with the Soldier and provide unique problems that can challenge undergraduate engineers.

"Projects like this, where we can bring the Soldier and the students together, are one of the many aspects we can grow in the ARL Open Campus Strategy," said Lee.

"These engineering projects help open the eyes of the students to the needs of the Soldier and can help them realize the opportunities of conducting engineering research for the Department of Defense and ARL," added Lee.

Through this project, the students recognized were able to work with Soldiers on a very relevant need, and ultimately, over the course of a year, provided a solution that is implemented by the Army.

 

Last Update / Reviewed: May 29, 2014