Accession Number : AD0437928
Title : SPECIAL STUDY OF A METHOD FOR OBJECTIVELY DETECTING THE INSTANT AND LOCATION OF RAINFALL PENETRATION THROUGH FIELD CLOTHING
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : QUARTERMASTER RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING FIELD EVALUATION AGENCY FORT LEE VA
Personal Author(s) : Perkins, James C , Jr
Report Date : Apr 1964
Pagination or Media Count : 39
Abstract : The present standard test method employed by the Field Evaluation Agency to compare and evaluate water resistance characteristics of various types of field clothing consists essentially of periodic visual inspections by test observers to dedetermine the incidence and location of water penetration. The experimental leak detection system consists of a wired, multicircuit, sensing element designed to be worn under wet weather garments, and a portable moisture detecting and signaling device. Three different experimental sensing element vests--designated Type A, Type B, and Type C--were constructed and evaluated during this study. Test results show that the experimental moisture detection system is a satisfactory method for objectively detecting and locating, on a continuous basis, rainfall penetration through field clothing.
Descriptors : *WETTING , *PROTECTIVE CLOTHING , PERMEABILITY , DETECTORS , RAINFALL , MOISTURE , VISUAL INSPECTION , PENETRATION
Subject Categories : Protective Equipment
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE