Accession Number : ADA192430


Title :   Sizing Determination Final Report


Descriptive Note : Final contractor rept. Apr 1983-Jun 1984


Corporate Author : BATTELLE COLUMBUS DIV OH


Personal Author(s) : Jackson, Lisa ; Derringer, George ; Steegmann, A T ; Brletich, Richard


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a192430.pdf


Report Date : Feb 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 378


Abstract : The objective of this effort was to conduct a sizing study which would result in the development of non-objective sizing device(s) for the M17 and the XM40 masks. Sizing parameters were established and measuring devices were fabricated to improve the precision and accuracy of measuring facial characteristics. ILC conducted an in-house test to comparatively examine the methods of sizing determination, and CRDEC conducted a combined anthropometric/ protection factor study. Analysis of both sets of data for the aforementioned tests by Battelle, CRDEC and ILC indicated that the use of facial measurements does not accurately determine the optimum mask size which provides the best mask fit. Keywords: Anthropometry, Protection factor, Sizing chemical, Discriminant analysis, Protective mask.


Descriptors :   *PROTECTIVE MASKS , *DISCRIMINATE ANALYSIS , *ANTHROPOMETRY , MEASUREMENT , OPTIMIZATION , SIZES(DIMENSIONS) , FACE(ANATOMY) , ACCURACY , PRECISION , CHEMICAL WARFARE , PROTECTION


Subject Categories : Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE