Dynamic Research Inc.(DRI), in collaboration with 6D Helmets LLC, has been announced as one of five winners of Round 1 of the Head Health Challenge III to develop advanced materials to improve impact safety. The $250,000 award will support optimization, using the LS-DYNA finite element software, of 6D’s patented Omni-Directional Suspension (ODS) technology. The DRI/6D team is competing with the other Round 1 winners for the $500,000 grand prize. The Head Health Challenge is sponsored by the NFL, Under Armour, GE, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology in order to develop materials that will result in increased safety and protection for athletes, the warfighter, and civilians.
Dynamic Research, Inc. (DRI) has recently acquired and installed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Strikeable Surrogate Vehicle (SSV). This will allow us to conduct NHTSA’s safety related New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) Forward Collision Avoidance and Mitigation, or Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) systems tests. The SSV and the accompanying rail system are installed at the DRI Minter Test Facility. The SSV can also be used to accomplish both the Crash Imminent Braking (CIB) and Dynamic Brake Support (DBS) performance evaluations. Differential-GPS and corrected Inertial Measurement Units (IMU) are used for recording accurate vehicle position, speed, heading, and accelerations for the test vehicle and the SSV.