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Thermal Manikin Evaluation and Simulated Thermal Responses: Tactical Advanced Threat Protective Ensemble (TATPE) Chemical Biological Protective Suit

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Technical Report,01 Jan 2018,31 Dec 2019

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Biophysics and Biomedical Modeling Division U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine Natick

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This report provides a quantitative assessment of the biophysical properties and simulated thermal responses for the Tactical Advanced Threat Protective Ensemble TATPE Chemical Biological CB Protective suit the TATPE CB suit plus the Improved Outer Tactical Vest IOTV body armor with front, back and side plates and the TATPE CB suit plus the IOTV and a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus SCBA TATPE Pack. Thermal and evaporative resistances Rt and Ret were conducted ASTM F1291-16 and ASTM F2370-16 for three ensembles and makes predictions of human responses for three work intensities 150, 250, and 425 W in three environmental conditions, desert 48.89 deg C 20 percent RH, jungle 35 deg C 75 percent RH, and temperate 25 deg C 50 percent RH.

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  • Protective Equipment
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

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