MODULAR COMBAT BALLISTIC HELMET
PUTTING INNOVATION OF THE FRONTLINE
One of the largest defense contractors in the world needed to develop an advanced combat ballistic helmet system that revolved around a cutting edge communication, monitoring and the latest heads-up display technologies into a modular connected military grade solution.
ATOM was tasked with managing, developing and integrating all the technologies into this futuristic platform offering advanced capabilities to supply information and communications to soldiers on the frontline battlefield and combat missions. An innovative core ballistic chassis provided structural integrity to this innovative military solution. It was developed as a modular assembly delivering scalability, expandability and flexibility for a wide range of soldiers and commanders. A proprietary anatomical human 3D model was developed for the program allowing for the optimization of ballistic protection. Extensive human factors, material science and advanced manufacturing techniques were utilized to create the most advanced combat ballistic helmet ever conceived.
ATOM fulfilled the customer’s objective by delivering a truly revolutionary modular ballistic combat helmet for the soldier of the future. The features and functionality were integrated into the several different models and are considered groundbreaking in comparison to the standard issue head borne ballistic helmets of today.
TECHNOLOGY ACQUISITION | TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION | ELECTRONICS | HUMAN FACTORS | WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY | INDUSTRIAL DESIGN | MECHANICAL ENGINEERING | RAPID TOOLING | RAPID PROTOTYPING
Recognizing the need to protect soldiers from the hazards of military activities, BAE, one of the largest defense contractors in the world sought out ATOMdesign to identify and design solutions to lower the risk of brain and body injury.
RESULTS & SOLUTION
ATOM was tasked with developing innovative ballistic body armor concepts as well as a modular war fighter helmet that provided flexibility with technology integration. A proprietary human model was developed that allowed for optimization from ballistic protection.
ATOM delivered on the objective of a truly revolutionary modular ballistic combat helmet for the soldier of the future. The features and functionality integrated into several different models are considered groundbreaking in comparison to the standard issue headborne ballistic helmets. To achieve this feat the team had to consider all aspects of the helmets product lifecycle from initial assembly, to operations in use, servicing and upgradeability in the field.
THE PROCESS INCLUDED
FORM FACTOR STUDIES | SECONDARY RESEARCH ON BALISTICS | INDUSTRIAL DESIGN | PROTOTYPING ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING | MECHANICAL ENGINEERING