Relative contribution of bulk, stiffness, & load weight of PPE on soldier performance

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Authors
  1. Jones, M.L.H.
  2. Jenkins, G.
  3. Ducharme, M.B.
  4. Bossi, L.M.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Toronto Research Centre , Toronto ON (CAN)
Abstract
Enemy threats and counter]insurgency operations have dramatically inc reased the focus on soldier personal protective equipment (PPE) and its critical role in ensuring survivability, vulnerability to enemy threat, and mission outcome. While soldier ensemble provides essential protection, it can also interfere with a soldierfs ability to tactically manoeuvre and accomplish mission critical tasks. Significant knowledge gaps persist, with respect to the relative contributions of load weight, bulk, and stiffness associated with soldier ensemble design to operational task performance...
Keywords
soldier burden;physical performance;combat-related tasks;encumbrance;load weight;bulk;stiffness
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2014-N30 — External Literature
Date of publication
01 Oct 2015
Number of Pages
1
DSTKIM No
CA041281
CANDIS No
802338
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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