HUMAN FACTORS ASSESSMENT OF PROTOTYPE LIGHTWEIGHT THERMAL UNDERGARMENT SYSTEMS FOR THE CLOTHE-THE-SOLDIER PROGRAMME

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Authors
  1. Weihrer, S.
  2. Rhodes, W.
  3. Bossi, L.
  4. Smith, J.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN);Rhodes and Associates Inc, Toronto ONT (CAN) Human Factors/Ergonomics Specialists
Abstract
Because the thermal undergarment system currently in-service in the Canadian Forces (CF) has demonstrated a number of deficiencies since its inception in the 1960's, it is one of the clothing items identified for replacement as part of the Clothe-the-Soldier Programme. Recent developments in fabric technology and garment design have led to significant improvements in the thermal protection, comfort, form, fit and bulk characteristics of commercially available thermal undergarments. At the request of the Clothe-the-Soldier project team, this project evaluated several candidate commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) light-weight thermal undergarment (LWTU) systems according to human factors criteria, in order to facilitate the selection of a system for the Canadian Forces (CF).
Keywords
Lightweight Thermal Underwear (LWTU);Clothe The Soldier
Report Number
DCIEM-97-CR-30 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Oct 1997
Number of Pages
120
DSTKIM No
98-00136
CANDIS No
506725
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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