Accession Number : ADA956145

Title :   Organizational (Protective) Clothing for the U.S. Navy in the 1980's.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1976-1979,

Corporate Author : NAVY CLOTHING AND TEXTILE RESEARCH FACILITY NATICK MA

Personal Author(s) : Andruk, Francis S.

Report Date : JAN 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility (NCTRF) conducted a study of future organizational (protective) clothing needs for personnel exposed to actual and potential hazardous environments in the Navy of the 1980's. All phases of naval engineering planning pertaining to surface and sub-surface vessels were explored. Future combat and operational-techniques, advanced weaponry systems and future operational requirements were also investigated to ascertain the number and variety of protective clothing systems required. In this connection, areas of consideration were divided into four separate categories: (a) combat protection, (b) fire protection, (c) personnel environments, and (d) survival at sea. Results of this study indicated that a series of clothing systems is needed to resolve the many hazard exposures anticipated. Specific design configurations for each hazard element could not be conclusively projected; however, NCTRF recommends that consideration be given to configurations which offer specialized protection as well as protection against more than one hazard element. As the demand for protection against each hazard becomes imperative, NCTRF further recommends that an R and D effort be established for each problem area.

Descriptors :   *LOW TEMPERATURE, *PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, *TEXTILES, *NAVAL OPERATIONS, *NAVAL PERSONNEL, *FIBERS, CONFIGURATIONS, ELECTRICITY, ENGINEERING, ENVIRONMENTS, FIBERS, FIRE PROTECTION, HAZARDS, HEAT, MARINE ENGINEERING, OCEANS, REQUIREMENTS, RESEARCH FACILITIES, STATIC ELECTRICITY, STATICS, FIRE RESISTANT TEXTILES, MILITARY ENGINEERING, MILITARY OPERATIONS, STATIC ELECTRICITY, NAVAL WARFARE.

Subject Categories : Protective Equipment
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE