energy-absorbing seat

Type of Content
Report Date: 
September 2017
Brian Benesch
John Hersey
This state-of-the-art report (SOAR) summarizes current principles and technologies of underbody blast (UBB) protection for ground combat vehicles. The UBB environment is described along with a brief overview of the recent history of UBB protection...
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Introduction The prolific use of the improvised explosive device (IED) in recent years by enemy combatants has forced U.S. combat vehicle designers, testers, and analysts to focus...
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INTRODUCTION During military operations, personnel and vehicles are often exposed to ballistic and blast threats. Lightweight armor systems are used in situations where there are...