DEVELOPMENT OF A PERSONAL COOLING SYSTEM FOR EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL PERSONNEL
Final rept. Nov 1968-Sep 1969
ARMY NATICK LABS MA CLOTHING AND PERSONAL LIFE SUPPORT EQUIPMENT LAB
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The development and construction of a personal cooling system to be used by military personnel engaged in the clearance and disposal of munitions in the field is discussed. The total system consists of an air distribution undergarment and a battery-powered ventilating backpack. The ventilating backpack is designed to provide 18 cfm of ambient air for ventilation of the torso to relieve the heat stress imposed on the individual by the armored clothing worn over the air distribution system. Each charge of the modular rechargeable battery assembly provides adequate power to operate the blower for two hours.
- Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating
- Protective Equipment