Annex A. Science And Technology Objectives (STOs)
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)


IV.F.06. Multifunctional Fabric System. The objective of this effort is to enhance the flame and thermal protection levels of combat uniforms without compromising other protective characteristics. The technical challenge entails the integration of low-cost flame/thermal protection into other multiple threat systems to include capabilities such as electrostatic, environmental, chemical, and signature reduction. Potential technologies for use in the system are polyphenolic material coatings, microencapsulation of flame suppressants, and electrospun fibers. By the end of FY99, demonstrate combined protection with an improved aramid fiber. By the end of FY01, demonstrate combined protection using non-aramid fibers resulting in a fabric system, with a 50 percent decrease in the cost of flame protection, that will provide an increase in overall soldier survivability.

Supports: Upgrades to Land Warrior, Air Warrior, and Mounted Warrior

STO Manager: TSO: TRADOC POC:
Thomas Pease Bill Brower Chris Kearns
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