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Low-cost Integrated Blast Acquisition Test Surrogate

Press Release

Press Release

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI), in collaboration with our university partner, is developing a low-cost blast surrogate testing device that can be used to evaluate next generation personal protective equipment (PPE). New material advancements are being used to mitigate blast wave effects on soldiers through improved PPE design, but accurate test surrogates are needed to inform the PPE design decisions. To address this need, PSI is developing a low-cost surrogate model that can evaluate damage to the brain, lungs and neurosensory system from a blast wave event. Reduced cost will be achieved through modern 3D printing techniques, and by developing/sourcing low cost sensors. The PSI approach will provide the ability to automatically acquire and share data wirelessly.  Our academic collaborators will enable blast surrogate testing and will support PSI in establishing algorithms to identify potential organ damage. The resulting product will be a blast test surrogate device with an ability to withstand a blast wave with peak pressures of at least 130 psi.

For more information contact:

Mr. William J. Kessler
Vice President, Applied Optics
Physical Sciences Inc.
Office: (978) 689-0003

Acknowledgement of Sponsorship: This work is supported by the DHA STTR Program/U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC)/WRAIR. This support does not constitute an express or implied endorsement on the part of the Government.