Soldier Integrated Headwear System: System Design Process

Casque Intégré du Soldat: Processus de Conception du Système

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Authors
  1. Tack, D.W.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Toronto, Toronto ONT (CAN);Humansystems Inc, Guelph ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The aim of the Soldier Integrated Headwear System –Technology Demonstration Project (SIHS-TDP) is to empirically determine the most promising headwear integration concept that significantly enhances the survivability and effectiveness of the future Canadian soldier/warfighter. The SIHS-TDP will develop, evaluate, and demonstrate novel concepts for integrating enhanced protection, sensing, information display, and communications technologies into a headwear system. To achieve this aim the SIHS programme will develop and demonstrate three unique technology concept types that represent different levels of integration. These concept types will range from a combined add-on system where components are added to existing headwear systems, to a modular/compatible approach where subsystem functionality can be added or removed as and when needed, to a fully and permanently encapsulated design where weight, space, protection and functionality are optimized The three systems would ideally used in comparative studies to determine the most suitable integration concept for the future Canadian soldier. This document outlines a process for designing and developing the three alternative SIHS concept types to successfully meet the objectives of the programme. The process outlined in this document provides both a philosophical viewpoint on the SIHS design process as well as a framework for achieving these goals. This document is not intended as a detailed project plan with timings and taskings

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Keywords
SIHS;Soldier Integrated Headwear System;concept design;digital models;helmet;lethality;survivability;mobility;sustainability;C4I;enhanced protection;sensing;information display;headwear system;modular helmet;encapsulated helmet
Report Number
DRDC-TORONTO-CR-2006-301 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Oct 2006
Number of Pages
30
DSTKIM No
CA030868
CANDIS No
529537
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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