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Accession Number ADA590289
Title Proof-of-Concept of a Revolutionary Cooling Shirt with a Thermal Manikin.
Publication Date Sep 2013
Media Count 11p
Personal Author J. Serres R. B. O'Hara
Abstract Heat-related illness is a critical factor for personnel operating in high heat environments. Traditional cooling technologies are limited by the need for a power supply, the added weight of the product, and the cooling duration. This research investigates a lightweight (47-g), passive cooling textile material provided by Arctic Ease(registered) (Phoenixville, PA) and designed by the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM/FHC) that offers multiple hours of sustained cooling. The ability to deliver cooling was evaluated using a thermal manikin. Initial research was conducted under dry heat conditions at 35 deg C/50% relative humidity as the first step to evaluate the technology. Effective cooling rate was determined to be 30 W for the system. Calculations were based on the manikin zones covered by the shirt. Preliminary dry tests indicated a cooling duration longer than 2 hours.
Keywords Arctic regions
Cooling shirt
Heat stress(Physiology)
Heat-related illness
Moisture content
Power supplies
Test and evaluation
Thermal manikin
Thermal properties

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 71I - Fibers & Textiles
89B - Architectural Design & Environmental Engineering
95G - Protective Equipment
Corporate Author Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Special rept. Jul-Sep 2012.
NTIS Issue Number 1409
Contract Number N/A

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