ZIM (Cooperation TUM/Busch-Protective)

Project Title ZIM 
Akronym n/a
Status accomplished
Project Start 01/09/2017
End of the Project 31/01/2020
Sports no relation to sports
Field of Research Physiology, Material Science
Overall Research Goals Performance, Pleasure, Safety
Project Leader Stefanie Passler, M.Sc.
Funding public financed
Cooperation Partners BUSCH GmbH & Co. KG
Contact Stefanie Passler, M.Sc.; Prof. Dr.-Ing. Veit Senner
Project Team  
Publications n/a

The overall goal of this project is the development of a ballistic, microclimatically optimized helmet with suitability for VPAM APR 2006 test line 6 and its automated production. Current helmets providing ballistic protection just offer protection class 3 or 4 (according to the VPAM test line APR 2006), which can protect against conventional firearms, but fails in the case of storm guns. During the course of the project an innovative, weight-reduced helmet is to be developed, which passes the test according to hazard level 6 and thus also protects against storm guns. In addition, a splitter guard, softballistics in the helmet as well as a scalable protection class for the individual adaptation and an adapter system should be part of the solution. The aim of the Professorship of Sport Equipment and Sport Materials is to optimize the wearing comfort and the microclimate of the ballistic helmet. In this case, both general (e.g. weight, weight distribution, etc.) and thermal properties (e.g. moisture and temperature distribution, heat conduction, etc.) of conventional ballistic helmets are to be analyzed and thus their impact on the user’s load can be evaluated. Based on this, a cooling system as well as a biofeedback system for a non-invasive real-time monitoring of the core body temperature and its regulation is to be developed and integrated into the helmet