The Effect of Standoff on Protection Systems – Experimental trials with Frangible Surrogate Lower Legs

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Authors
  1. Mah, J.M.L.
  2. Braid, M.P.
  3. Fall, R.W.
  4. Anderson, I.B.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN)
Abstract
Combat boot covered frangible surrogate lower legs (FSLLs) were tested at different standoffs against surrogate anti-personnel (AP) mines. The standoff had air gaps and Styrofoam® gaps. The effect of standoff on lower limb injury was determined by examination of the FSLLs by a trauma surgeon. Differences in energy delivered were determined using a piston apparatus. In dry sand only, the greater the standoff, the less severe the injury. Standoff with air was more effective than standoff with Styrofoam®.

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Keywords
Defence Research and Development Canada – Suffield;Canadian Centre for Mine Action Technologies;Personal Protective Equipment;Personal Protection;PPE;Standoff;Anti personnel landmine;Humanitarian landmine;Demining Footwear;Frangible Surrogate Lower Leg;FSLL;NATO Test Methodology
Report Number
DRDC-SUFFIELD-TM-2007-059 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Mar 2007
Number of Pages
50
DSTKIM No
CA032383
CANDIS No
531538
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CD ROM

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