Appendix A
Statement of Task

The National Academies will assess the feasibility of full-system testing and evaluation of personal protective equipment ensembles in chemical and biological warfare agent environments under the conditions of simulated war fighter activities via an articulated, robotic mannequin. It shall

  • Determine the feasibility of a Protection Ensemble Test Mannequin (PETMAN) system, based on all delineated Department of Defense (DOD) system design requirements for such a system.

  • Focus on the significant design challenges associated with the DOD PETMAN system and whether and how they might be addressed.

  • Discuss the cost-benefit and risk-benefit trade-offs associated with various design approaches to a PETMAN.

  • Discuss whether and how some or all of the necessary protective ensemble test capability could be obtained if a PETMAN capability is infeasible. Discuss the cost-benefit and risk-benefit trade-offs of these alternatives.



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Appendix A Statement of Task The National Academies will assess the feasibility of full-system testing and evaluation of personal protective equipment ensembles in chemical and biological warfare agent environments under the conditions of simulated war fighter activities via an articulated, robotic mannequin. It shall • Determine the feasibility of a Protection Ensemble Test Mannequin (PETMAN) system, based on all delineated Department of Defense (DOD) system design requirements for such a system. • Focus on the significant design challenges associated with the DOD PETMAN system and whether and how they might be addressed. • Discuss the cost-benefit and risk-benefit trade-offs associated with various design approaches to a PETMAN. • Discuss whether and how some or all of the necessary protective ensemble test capability could be obtained if a PETMAN capability is infeasible. Discuss the cost-benefit and risk-benefit trade-offs of these alternatives. 

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