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Santos Warfighter Program Welcomes SPAWAR Atlantic
Iowa Company helps the US DoD decrease cost of optimizing Warfighter-operated equipment
By: SantosHuman Inc.
The Human Systems Integration (HSI) group within SPAWAR Atlantic is embracing the state-of-the-
"The DoD has invested millions of dollars in Santos for research funding. It only makes sense to capitalize on the results of that investment by applying the technology to optimize the environments in which our warfighters work," said Deborah Swain, Director of HSI at SPAWAR Atlantic.
"We work with some of the most recognizable companies in the world to provide virtual human-in-the-
Many commands currently utilize older, non-predictive digital human tools that lack the fidelity and precision that HSI experts from various commands consider necessary.
"SPAWAR's current human modeling tools lack the ability to provide valid results when presented alone," said Swain. "In many cases, experts end up repeating the evaluations utilizing physical prototypes because the tool's results aren't consistently valid or trusted."
Using the complex algorithms and simplified interface offered by Santos Pro, HSI professionals at SPAWAR will now be able to create more advanced and accurate models that can virtually assess existing vehicles, weapon systems and other warfighter-operated equipment through task-based, warfighter-in-
"Adopting a predictive digital human model provides an opportunity to significantly reduce expenditures of taxpayer funds on traditional trial-and-error approaches which require iterative prototyping,"
"The time required to conduct analysis will be shortened to the time required to pull a platform's CAD model into Santos, incorporate digital warfighters and make the digital assessments,"
The results of these warfighter-centric trade-off analyses will not only identify where changes to existing systems are required, but will also show how warfighter performance will vary relative to proposed changes to the design. Beck said this is critical in making recommendations for modifying vehicles, weapon systems and equipment throughout the US DoD to accommodate the modern warfighter population and their increasingly sophisticated, difficult missions.
SantosHuman Inc. provides virtual human-in-the-
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