Accession Number:

ADA275603

Title:

Assessment to Determine the Thermal Protective Capability of USMC modular Sleeping Bag Candidates at -30 deg F

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

1993-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

72.0

Abstract:

A preliminary assessment to determine the thermal protective capability of United States Marine Corps USMC modular sleeping bag MSB candidates was conducted by the Human Research Engineering Directorate HRED of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, from 23 June through 1 July 1993. The objectives of this assessment were to determine if the candidate MSBs would provide adequate thermal protection to afford users 4 hours comfortable rest or sleep at -30 deg F., to determine user comfort and acceptance, and to identify human factors and design shortcomings observed during the assessment. Four marines participated in this assessment. The objective results indicated that none of the MSB candidates provided adequate thermal protection to permit users 4 hours comfortable rest or sleep. The subjective data indicated that MSB Systems E and F provided the users the most comfort and were most preferred by the marines. Design shortcomings were identified, and suggested design changes were made for each system. Cold chamber, Protective, Thermal, Modular, Sleeping bag.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE