Can-LEAP Simulated Combat Mobility Performance – Summary Results of Testing With Varying In-Service Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Equipment Conditions (Borden, 2013)

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Authors
  1. Bray-Miners, J.
  2. Kelly, A.E.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Toronto Research Centre , Toronto ON (CAN);Humansystems Inc, Guelph ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The Canadian Load Effects Assessment Program (CAN-LEAP) was developed in order to determine the implications of soldier equipment configurations and loads on soldier mobility and simulated combat task performance. A study of opportunity was conducted at CFB Borden while participating in the development and validation of a user evaluation protocol for the Joint General Service Respirator (JGSR) acquisition project. Twenty-one Regular Force volunteers participated in one week of data collection. Participants completed the CAN-LEAP course in four different in-service test conditions: two CBRN Mission Oriented Protective Posture (MOPP) levels (MOPP 1 and MOPP 4), a crowd control variant (respirator only), and a non-CBRN battle load baseline condition. The CAN-LEAP consisted of an instrumented obstacle course, marksmanship component, vertical and horizontal weight transfers, vertical jump and a subjective questionnaire. A significant difference between conditions was found during all of the CAN-LEAP components. The addition of the respirator and the CBRN clothing in the closed state were found to cause the most noteworthy performance decrements.

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Keywords
Mobility;CanLEAP;Human/Soldier Performance;Human Performance;Load-induced performance impairment;Performance;CBRN (Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear);Protection;Physical Protection;Marksmanship
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2018-C262 — Contract Report
Date of publication
01 Mar 2019
Number of Pages
93
DSTKIM No
CA049171
CANDIS No
809806
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Electronic Document(PDF)

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