Evaluation of Design Concepts for Tents with CW Protection Requirements
Final rept. Oct 1982-Sep 1985
ARMY NATICK RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER MA
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The implementation of the analytic hierarchy process for the evaluation of tent design concepts is described. A hierarchy made up of the following four levels is used function to be sheltered, operational factors, design requirements and alternative design concepts. The evaluation was performed by a team of tentage experts in the development community. Instead of considering complete tent concepts, the evaluation was performed on alternative design concepts for the structural support, barrier material and chemical protection components of a tent. The evaluation found that the most acceptable concepts are the pressurized rib concept for structural support, the laminated fabric film for the barrier material and the integrated environmentalchemical barrier for chemical protection. Keywords, Shelter, Collective protection, Warfare.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare