Soldier Integrated Headwear System: Conceptual Design Phase Summary Report

Rapport Sommaire - Phase d’Élaboration de Concepts


  1. Tack, D.W.
  2. Colbert, H.J.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Toronto, Toronto ONT (CAN);Humansystems Inc, Guelph ONT (CAN)
The aim of the Soldier’s Integrated Headwear System (SIHS) project is to empirically determine the most promising headwear integration concept that significantly enhances the survivability and effectiveness of the future Canadian soldier/warfighter by developing, evaluating, and demonstrating novel concepts for integrating enhanced protection, sensing, information display, and communications technologies into a headwear system. The SIHS design cycle comprises four developmental phases: concept design, digital models, physical mock-ups, and a final functional prototype. This report describes the process and results of the concept development phase. Seven concept helmet designs were developed using conceptual foci based on helmet and operational functions, and helmet capabilities in relation to the five NATO capability areas: lethality, survivability, mobility, sustainability, and C4I. A downselection process was then undertaken to progress the most successful features and capabilities of the seven concepts into four new concepts for further development in the Digital Model Development phase. The traceability of all design ideas, from the initial seven concepts through to the four new downselected concepts, is detailed in this report.

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SIHS;Soldier Integrated Headwear System;concept design;digital models;helmet;lethality;survivability;mobility;sustainability;C4I;enhanced protection;sensing;information display;headwear system
Report Number
DRDC-TORONTO-CR-2007-031 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Nov 2005
Number of Pages
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