Design and Fabrication of Prototype Modified Demilitarization Protective Ensembles for 2 1/2 Hour Self-Contained Use.
Final rept. 3 Mar 80-1 Jun 81,
ILC DOVER FREDERICA DE
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A modified design of the Demilitarization Protective Ensemble for 2 12 hr. self-contained operation was developed, fabricated and tested. A commercially available prototype rebreather was selected for use with the system. The ensemble includes a liquid cooled undergarment and active breathing air cooling. The Outergarment is designed to maintain positive suit pressure. Two types of ensembles were developed one made of CPE for use in ambient temperatures of 32 F to 100 F, and one made of butyl coated nylon for use in ambient temperatures of 0 F to 32 F. Twenty four endurance tests have determined that the ensembles used in these temperature ranges meet all design criterion. A one hour self-contained version was also developed. It includes a commercially available one hour rebreather, a liquid cooled body vest, active breathing air cooling, and positive suit pressure. Prototype self-contained chemical protective ensembles for both 1 hr. and 2 12 hr. use were fabricated and delivered. Author
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare