DARPA Blasts Crash Test Dummies


2011 -- This video represents some of the blast data collection methods used to inform the development of the DARPA blast gauge. The first portion of the video shows weighted crash test dummies used to simulate a Soldier in the field. A number of orientations are used to allow the research team to characterize the space and inform the blast gauge device algorithms. In all the video clips a light flash from the explosion is seen, then a rapidly moving pressure wave, followed by the the explosion fireball. In the last video clip (manikin head only) two pressure waves are seen as the laterally moving move is followed by one reflected off the ground. Learn more about the Blast Gauge here: https://go.usa.gov/Wgs

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