The Integrated Blast Effects Sensor Suite will use GE-built subsystems to generate data that aims to help clinicians diagnose and treat brain injuries in warfighters, GE said Tuesday.
GTRI ordered 50 units after winning the I-BESS contract from the U.S. Army’s Rapid Equipping Force.
“GE“™s involvement in this program has allowed us to be an integral part of a groundbreaking initiative that will potentially aid in greatly improving the quality of life for our servicemen and servicewomen,“ said Mac Rothstein, systems product manager for GE Intelligent Platforms.
Units deployed on the I-BESS system seek to use multiple sensors to collect data as the explosive blast occurs and measure variables such as acceleration, orientation and overpressure.
Systems mounted on military vehicles also work to collect information on rollovers and other trauma-related incidents.