Accession Number:

ADD020338

Title:

Visual and Thermal Shield System

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 13 Jun 2003, patented 22 Aug 2006

Corporate Author:

TACOM RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-08-22

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

There is disclosed herein a visual and thermal shield system that effectively obscures visual indicators and thermal signatures of wheel assemblies of a military vehicle to thereby address longstanding military concerns for vehicle and crew survivability. Our device is spaced outboard from the wheel and tire to maintain an insulating body of air between said shield and the adjacent axle, hub, wheel, and tire. Expeditiously, this invention also affords substantial eclipse of the complete tire profile. If a plurality of wheels exist on said vehicle, then multiple shields of this invention can be used to hinder vehicle identification and potential designation of its military purpose.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE