DEVELOPMENT OF INSTRUMENTED CHEMICAL/BIOLOGICAL (CB) INDIVIDUAL PROTECTIVE CLOTHING TO ESTABLISH FABRIC DYNAMIC PARAMETERS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 15129
Amount: $49,965.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Veritay Technology Inc
4845 Millersport Highway Po, Box 305, East Amherst, NY, 14051
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert L Talley
 Principal Investigator
 (716) 689-0177
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
OPERATION DESERT SHIELD HAS EMPHASIZED THE VERY REAL THREAT OF CHEMICAL WARFARE. CONCERN HAS RECENTLY BEEN VOICED WITHIN BOTH THE DEVELOPER AND USER COMMUNITIES THAT THE CURRENT STATIC TESTING METHODOLOGIES DO NOT ADEQUATELY PREDICT THE BEHAVIOR OF CB PROTECTIVE CLOTHING IN THE DYNAMIC BATTLEFIELD ENVIRONMENT. A TESTING STANDARD (SIMILAR TO MIL-STD-810D) THAT INCORPORATES FABRIC TEST METHODOLOGIES CAPABLE OF MORE REALISTICALLY CORRELATING DEVELOPER TESTING AND USER REQUIREMENTS IS CLEARLY INDICATED. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PROPOSED PHASE I PROGRAM IS TO DERIVE MECHANICAL FORCE PROFILES REPRESENTATIVE OF THE RANGE OF FORCES LIKELY TO BE EXPERIENCED BY SOLDIERS ENGAGED IN ACTIVITIES DURING WHICH CB PROTECTION WILL BE REQUIRED. THESE PROFILES, DEVELOPED IN ACCORDANCE WITH ACTIVITY CATEGORIES DEFINED BY THE U.S. ARMY HUMAN ENGINEERING LABORATORY (HEL) AND ROUTINELY USED BY HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERS AT THE HEL OBSTACLE COURSE, WILL FORM THE BASIS FOR THE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF AN INSTRUMENTED CHEMICAL/BIOLOGICAL (CB) PROTECTIVE (MOPP-IV) ENSEMBLE DURING PHASE II, WHICH WILL PERMIT THE "MAN-IN-THE-SUIT" TESTING ESSENTIAL TO THE PROMULGATION OF MORE REALISTIC FABRIC TESTING METHODOLOGIES.

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