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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
Clothing
Computations
Cooling
Cooling shirt
Environments
Heat
Heat stress(Physiology)
Heat-related illness
Humidity
Lightweight
Mannequins
Materials
Medicine
Moisture content
Personnel
Power supplies
Rates
Skills
Test and evaluation
Textiles
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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