Accession Number : ADA289032

Title :   Lightweight Extreme Weather Shelter Market Investigation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Aug 90,

Corporate Author : ARMY NATICK RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER MA

Personal Author(s) : Ryan, Laura A.

PDF Url : ADA289032

Report Date : AUG 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : The U.S. Army Special Operations Forces (SOF) has the need for a backpackable extreme weather shelter. The shelter is to provide protection for three soldiers in the case of extreme weather conditions, such as sand storms, heavy winds, blowing rain and snow. The market investigation was requested to look at nondevelopmental items (NDI) available that would fill this need. U.S. Army Natick Research, Development and Engineering Center (Natick) conducted the market investigation through letters, telephone conversations, advertisements in the Commerce Business Daily (CBD), and visitations to manufacturers' facilities to acquire the necessary information to determine if any commercial tents are available today that could meet the requirements of the draft statement of Need Clothing and Individual Equipment for a three man extreme weather shelter. The findings of this investigation indicate that there are several commercially available, state-of-the-art tents capable of meeting all of the performance characteristics for a lightweight extreme weather shelter.

Descriptors :   *PORTABLE SHELTERS, *COMMERCE, *COLD WEATHER OPERATIONS, *MANPORTABLE EQUIPMENT, MARKET RESEARCH, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, STRESS ANALYSIS, HAZARDS, SURVIVABILITY, COST ANALYSIS, ARMY PERSONNEL, CAMOUFLAGE, ARMY FACILITIES, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, ADVERSE CONDITIONS, PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, LIGHTWEIGHT, TENTS, DESIGN CRITERIA, CLOTHING, FOREIGN MILITARY SALES.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE