Accession Number : ADA336776

Title :   Candidate Fabrics for the 2nd Generation Extended Cold Weather Clothing System

Descriptive Note : Final rept Jun 95-May 96

Corporate Author : ARMY SOLDIER SYSTEMS COMMAND NATICK MA

Personal Author(s) : Auerbach, Margaret A. ; Jugueta, Regina D.

PDF Url : ADA336776

Report Date : DEC 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : A literature search was conducted during the summer of 1995 to find potential candidate fabrics and materials for the 2nd Generation Extended Cold Weather Clothing System (ECWCS). The objective was to find alternative materials for the ECWCS which would drastically reduce the weight and bulk of the current system, while providing improved environmental protection over a wide spectrum of climatic conditions. Several materials were identified that showed potential; however, materials testing is needed before a complete evaluation of the materials can be made.

Descriptors :   *COLD WEATHER, *PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, TEST AND EVALUATION, LITERATURE SURVEYS, MATERIALS, FABRICS, CLIMATE, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, FIRE RESISTANT MATERIALS.

Subject Categories : Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE