Accession Number:

AD0429887

Title:

DEVELOPMENT OF A METHODOLOGY FOR MEASURING EFFECTS OF PERSONAL CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT ON COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS OF THE INDIVIDUAL FIELD SOLDIER

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DUNLAP AND ASSOCIATES EAST INC NORWALK CT

Report Date:

1964-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

136.0

Abstract:

Recent developments in conventional and exotic weapon systems are creating urgent needs for new types of protective clothing and devices. While this protection may enable the soldier to survive in an otherwise fatal environment, it imposes certain physical, physiological, and psychological stresses and limitations such that his ability to protect himself against other weapons, to move, or to take aggressive action may be severely limited. The ultimate goal of the project is a field measurement system that will provide objective data regarding the effects of personal clothing and protective equipment on the combat effectiveness of the individual infantry soldier.

Subject Categories:

  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE