Appendix C


Committee Meetings and Data-Gathering Activities

FIRST COMMITTEE MEETING
JANUARY 24–25, 2013, ABERDEEN, MARYLAND

Objective: To introduce National Research Council (administrative actions, including committee introductions and composition, balance, and bias discussions for committee members); review committee statement of task with sponsor; visit the Aberdeen Test Center, examine equipment, and receive detailed presentations; and discuss future meeting dates and next steps.

Briefings and Discussions

Body Armor Study and Helmet Testing. Cameron R. Bass, Thomas F. Budinger, and Ronald D. Fricker, Former members, Committee on Testing of Body Armor—Phase II, and members, Committee to Review Test Protocols Used by the DoD to Test Combat Helmets.

Army Perspectives on Helmet Protection and Performance Requirements and Specifications. Ian Rozansky, Project Engineer, Office of the Product Manager for Soldier Protective Equipment, U.S. Army.

Marine Corps Perspectives on Helmet Protection and Performance Requirements and Specifications. Deidre Hooks, ECH Project Officer, and Kathy Halo, Project Engineer, Office of the Product Manager for Soldier Protective Equipment, U.S. Marine Corps.

Special Operations Forces Perspectives on Helmet Protection and Performance Requirements and Specifications. David Colanto, Project Officer—Helmets Office of the Program Manager, Special Operations Forces—Survival, Support and Equipment Systems (PM SOF-SSES).

Medical Research on Skull Behind Armor Blunt Trauma (BABT) and Injury Criteria. Richard Shoge, Deputy Port-folio Manager, Blast Injury/Hearing and Vision Protection, Military Operational Medicine Research Program, U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command.

The Peepsite Headform. Robert Kinsler, Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate, Army Research Laboratory.

Joint Live Fire Test Program Behind Helmet Blunt Trauma Skull Injury. Karin Rafaels, Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate, Army Research Laboratory.

Protocol Analyses and Statistical Issues Related to Testing Methodologies. Janice Hester, Research Staff Member, Institute for Defense Analysis.

SECOND COMMITTEE MEETING
MARCH 21–22, 2013, WASHINGTON, D.C.

Objective: To review documents and data received; receive briefings on perspectives on the new protocol; review preliminary report outline and confirm committee writing assignments; and discuss information-gathering requests, and confirm next steps.

Briefings and Discussions

Perspectives of the PEO Chief Scientist. James Zheng, Chief Scientist, Soldier Protective and Individual Equipment, PEO Soldier, U.S. Army.

Protocol Analyses and Statistical Issues Related to Testing Methodologies. Laura Freeman, Research Staff Member, Institute for Defense Analysis.

Presentation on IOP PED-003. Kyle Markwardt, Test Officer, Aberdeen Test Center.



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Appendix C Committee Meetings and Data-Gathering Activities FIRST COMMITTEE MEETING folio Manager, Blast Injury/Hearing and Vision Protection, JANUARY 24–25, 2013, ABERDEEN, MARYLAND Military Operational Medicine Research Program, U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command. Objective: To introduce National Research Council (administrative actions, including committee introductions The Peepsite Headform. Robert Kinsler, Survivability/ and composition, balance, and bias discussions for com- Lethality Analysis Directorate, Army Research Laboratory. mittee members); review committee statement of task with sponsor; visit the Aberdeen Test Center, examine equipment, Joint Live Fire Test Program Behind Helmet Blunt Trauma and receive detailed presentations; and discuss future meet- Skull Injury. Karin Rafaels, Survivability/Lethality Analysis ing dates and next steps. Directorate, Army Research Laboratory. Briefings and Discussions Protocol Analyses and Statistical Issues Related to Test- ing Methodologies. Janice Hester, Research Staff Member, Body Armor Study and Helmet Testing. Cameron R. Bass, Institute for Defense Analysis. Thomas F. Budinger, and Ronald D. Fricker, Former mem- bers, Committee on Testing of Body Armor—Phase II, and members, Committee to Review Test Protocols Used by the SECOND COMMITTEE MEETING DoD to Test Combat Helmets. MARCH 21–22, 2013, WASHINGTON, D.C. Objective: To review documents and data received; Army Perspectives on Helmet Protection and Perfor- receive briefings on perspectives on the new protocol; review mance Requirements and Specifications. Ian Rozansky, preliminary report outline and confirm committee writing Project Engineer, Office of the Product Manager for Soldier assignments; and discuss information-gathering requests, Protective Equipment, U.S. Army. and confirm next steps. Marine Corps Perspectives on Helmet Protection and Per- formance Requirements and Specifications. Deidre Hooks, Briefings and Discussions ECH Project Officer, and Kathy Halo, Project Engineer, Perspectives of the PEO Chief Scientist. James Zheng, Office of the Product Manager for Soldier Protective Equip- Chief Scientist, Soldier Protective and Individual Equipment, ment, U.S. Marine Corps. PEO Soldier, U.S. Army. Special Operations Forces Perspectives on Helmet Pro- Protocol Analyses and Statistical Issues Related to Test- tection and Performance Requirements and Specifications. ing Methodologies. Laura Freeman, Research Staff Member, David Colanto, Project Officer—Helmets Office of the Institute for Defense Analysis. Program Manager, Special Operations Forces—Survival, Support and Equipment Systems (PM SOF-SSES). Presentation on IOP PED-003. Kyle Markwardt, Test Officer, Aberdeen Test Center. Medical Research on Skull Behind Armor Blunt Trauma (BABT) and Injury Criteria. Richard Shoge, Deputy Port- 122

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APPENDIX C 123 DOT&E Issues Update. Christopher Moosmann, Live Helmet Performance Testing with Respect to Head and Fire Test and Evaluation Office of the Director, Operational Brain Injury Prevention. Carol Chancey, Injury Biomechan- Test and Evaluation (DOT&E). ics Branch Chief, U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Labora- tory (via video teleconference). Perspectives on the New Protocol. Robby Young, Man- ager of Quality Engineering, Gentex Corporation; David FOURTH COMMITTEE MEETING Rogers, Vice President of Concept Development Ops-Core, JUNE 17–18, 2013, WASHINGTON, D.C. Artisent LLC (a subsidiary of Gentex); with, by video and teleconference, Clayton Maddio, Sector Integrator, and Objective: To review documents and data received; Kenneth Williams, Lead Platform Command Defense Con- receive a briefing from the Office of the DoD Inspector tract Management Agency. General; review the first-full-message draft; confirm commit- tee writing assignments; and discuss information-gathering Perspectives on the New Protocol. Marc A. King, Presi- requests, and confirm next steps. dent, Ceradyne Armor Systems, Inc.; Vasilios Brachos, General Manager, Diaphorm Division, and head of R&D for Briefing helmet products, Ceradyne, Inc. Advanced Combat Helmet Technical Assessment. Anna Ferre, Tom Bulk, Kandasamy Selvavel, and Rajesh Rajen- THIRD COMMITTEE MEETING drapillai, Office of the Inspector General. APRIL 25–26, 2013, WASHINGTON, D.C. Objective: To review documents and data received; to FIFTH COMMITTEE MEETING receive briefings on perspectives on the new protocol; review JULY 29–30, 2013, WOODS HOLE, MASSACHUSETTS the concept draft; confirm committee writing assignments; and discuss information-gathering requests, and confirm Objective: To review documents and data received; review next steps. the concurrence draft; confirm committee writing assign- ments; and confirm next steps. Briefings and Discussions SIXTH COMMITTEE MEETING Setting the Specifications for Ballistic Helmets. Frank J. OCTOBER 10–12, 2013, WASHINGTON, D.C. Lozano, Product Manager, Soldier Protective Equipment, U.S. Army. Objective: To review the concurrence draft and reach concurrence on findings and recommendations. Blast Injury Research. Natalie Eberius, Predictive Analy- sis Team Leader, Survivability and Lethality Analysis Directorate, Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Grounds.