Design and Testing of Chemical/Biological Protective Garment System-Generation 4
[Technical Report, Final Report]
PHILADELPHIA UNIV PA
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This report describes the efforts of the Garment Team GT at the Philadelphia University Laboratory for Engineered Human Protection LEHP to design and fabricate prototypes of garments that are chemically protective CP, yet provide superior comfort for Warfighters. The GT used a spiral development process to develop modular designs for such garments, while considering facility of use and cost considerations, as well as comfort and protection. Among the tasks described are selecting cooperating and collaborating vendors for materials shell fabrics, laminates, carbons, membranes, fasteners, etc. evaluating and downselecting materials to identify those best suited for the planned garment types identifying and employing design and performance enablers that contribute to the optimization of protection, comfort, and facility of use while controlling cost producing succeeding generations of CP garments that are continually improved through spiral development cycles and assessing performance and merit of CP garments produced by the GT. This report describes work on Generation 4 garments. Assessments were conducted at LEHP, and at NSRDEC and other DoD facilities, and at contractors sites where specialized equipment and expertise was available. Results of the assessments are included in other technical reports that are appended to this report. LEHP work supports the Warrior Systems Technology Program.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare