Vehicle Sensors - BlackBIRD
Available from Allen Vanguard
The BlackBIRD (Blast Incident Reconnaissance Device) system is an important breakthrough in the effort to improve vehicle and crew survivability by collecting and quantifying real time, in-theatre data on the conditions present during a blast event. The blast event data gathered by BlackBIRD can be downloaded for precise analysis by survivability engineers, scientists, the medical community and other stakeholders. For an even more complete analysis, multiple units of this remarkably small device can be affixed inside and outside of the vehicle without significant installation or retrofit implications. The data collected also provides an unprecedented empirical validation of blasts conducted in controlled test conditions.