Armor Technology

August 16, 2013

Dr. Chris Hoppel, chief of the Army Research Laboratory's Soldier Protection Sciences Branch with the Weapons and Material Research Directorate, highlights projects underway to understand how the Soldier responds to accelerative loading injuries like what would happen in a mine-blast event. In those events, Soldiers would be subjected to very high accelerations for short periods of time. ARL's research looks to better engineer and design seats and the protective systems to prevent injuries to the spinal cord or the leg which would be debilitating for the Soldier.
 

Last Update / Reviewed: August 16, 2013