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Development of an HSI Module and Material-Design Software to Support Concurrent Design Concept Exploration
Phone: (540) 951-5901
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We propose to develop the Human Systems Integration (HSI) Engineering Analysis Tool, or HEAT. HEAT provides advice for engineers using material-design software on how their design choices affect HSI domains. While there are nine HSI domains: Human factors engineering, Survivability, Manpower, Personnel, Training, Environment Safety, Occupational, and Habitability that HEATs design can accommodate, we are concentrating on Human factors engineering, Survivability/Safety, and Habitability. HEAT is designed in a modular fashion to integrate with the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Framework for Assessing Cost and Technology (FACT). We will continue the work already begun to integrate with the USMC FACT system while also applying the lessons we learned from providing HSI assessment on previous vehicle projects for the Army Future Combat System, the Army Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle, and the Department of Homeland Securitys redesign of the ambulance patient compartment.
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