Physiological Responses to Heat Stress in the Joint Protective Aircrew Ensemble (JPACE) Coverall With Varied Protective Equipment
ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA THERMAL AND MOUNTAIN MEDICINE DIVISION
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This study supported the Joint Protective Aircrew Ensemble JPACE Program, a joint service program including U.S Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Special Forces Command participation. JPACE addresses the below-the-neck chemical and biological CB protective garment needs for all fixed wing and rotary wing aviation personnel and combat vehicle crew CVC personnel. We evaluated heat strain in volunteers during exercise-heat stress experiments conducted while they wore the JPACE and the currently fielded USAF CWU-66P coveralls 66P with accepted aviation life support equipment ALSE and armored vehicle Mission Oriented Protective Posture level 4 MOPP 4 uniform configurations for a total of 10 garment tests. Data from these tests are used in the evaluation process of the JPACE program.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Stress Physiology