ALLEVIATION OF THERMAL STRAIN IN THE CF: "KEEPING OUR COOL" DURING THE GULF CONFLICT

Authors
  1. Frim, J.
  2. Bossi, L.L.
  3. Glass, K.C.
  4. Ballantyne, M.J.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The paper presents an overview of personal cooling technology studies conducted at DCIEM within the last decade. It outlines the problems of thermal stress in operations and its effects on performance, examines various solutions to the problem, and summarizes the R&D efforts that culminated in the integration of personal cooling into the CH124 Sea King helicopters during Op Friction. This was to our knowledge the world's first use of air crew personal cooling garments during combat and it enabled the Canadian Forces (CF) to conduct their Sea King helicopter operations without being time-limited due to thermal physiological strain.
Report Number
AGARD-CP-540-PAP-33;DCIEM-93-20 — @Conference Papaer; CONTAINED IN 94-00956
Date of publication
01 Oct 1993
Number of Pages
10
DSTKIM No
94-00952
CANDIS No
138505
Format(s):
Microfiche filmed at DSIS;Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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