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  • Asked by AAFA to do same as NTA. Includes Natick Reorg and Materials Update
  • American Apparel And Footwear

    1. 1. Natick Update Maurice Larrivee Natick Soldier RDE Center Natick Soldier Systems Center [email_address] American Apparel and Footwear Association March 15 th , 2007
    2. 2. Natick Soldier Center Organization Operations and Customer Interface LTC William Garland (508) 233-5190 Office of the Director Mr. Philip Brandler, Director, (508) 233-4700 Ms. Colleen Cathcart, Associate Director, (508) 233-5161 Mr. Edward Crivello, Executive Assistant, (508) 233-4006 Individual Protection Mr. Robert Kinney (508) 233-4308 Airdrop/Aerial Delivery Mr. Edward Doucette (508) 233-4636 DOD Combat Feeding Mr. Gerald Darsch (508) 233-4402 Collective Protection Mr. Frank Kostka (508) 233-5257 Future Force Warrior Ms. Carol Fitzgerald (703) 704-1427 Supporting Science &Technology Dr. John Gassner (508) 233-4641 Technology & Program Integration Mr. Donald Wajda (508) 233-4327 40 Teams 7 Directorates Business Development Management Team Mr. Arnie Boucher (508) 233-5431 National Protection Center Military Liaison to ISN at MIT LTC William Garland
    3. 3. INDIVIDUAL PROTECTION DIRECTORATE IPD Director Mr. Kinney Joint Shield Cell Ms. Marie Jean-Pierre Mr. Cleve Heath Ms. Amy Brayshaw DSCP Liaison Ms. Harris Textile Performance Evaluation Ms Santos Design & Prototype Ms Cumming-Rowell Engineering Development & Support Mr Proulx Load Individual Equipment Mr. Kirk Dress Clothing Ms Moriarty Ballistics Mr. Moody Handwear/Footwear Ms. Crivello Configuration Mgmt. Ms. Crivello Department Homeland Security Future Force Warrior Team National Protection Center Engineering, Prototype & Performance Evaluation Team Mr. Devarakonda Marine Corps Liaison Integrated Systems & Chemical Bio Acquisition Support Team Mr. Smedstad Materials Tech and Readiness Team Mr. Larrivee SOF Special Projects Team Mr. McDonald Army Soldier Systems Engineering Team Mr. Brennick SOF Special Projects Team – Project Mgr. Mr. Chan Ballistics Tech Team Ms. Ward Advanced Tech Team Ms. Hepfinger Materials & Systems Integration Team Mr. Audet Chemical Tech Team Ms. McCoy Homeland Defense Liaison Andra Kirsteins Fiber Production & Tech Team Mr. Olejarz Office Of The Director Operations Manager Ms. Mello Facilities Manager Mr. Cahoon Administrative Assistant Ms. Trumpis BDMT Liaison Ms. Mesale 9 Feb 06 Office Naval Research Mr. Mackiewicz Research Materials Engineer Dr. Wilsuz Plans Analyst Mr. Brown Resource Management Team Ms. Parker 9 Feb 06
    4. 4. New Trees ---- Same Monkeys Well --- Almost
    5. 5. Natick Soldier RDE Center- Current Organization Acting Technical Director John Obusek DoD Combat Feeding Directorate (CFD) Gerry Darsch Warfighter Science, Technology & Applied Research Directorate (WarSTAR) John Gassner Chief Scientist: Dr. Lynne Samuelson Senior Scientists: Dr. Claire Gordon, 1 Vacant Legal Office: John Stone Military Deputy: LTC John Dailey Warrior Systems TBESC Deputy Chair/ Warrior Systems IPT Chair: Susan Butler LEAN/Six Sigma: Bob Kinney Future Force Warrior ATD: Carol Fitzgerald Warfighter Protection & Aerial Delivery Directorate (WarPAD 2 ) Ed Doucette Technology, Systems & Program Integration Directorate (TSPID) Don Wajda Shelters Technology, Engineering & Fabrication Directorate (STEFD) Frank Kostka Business & Operations Directorate (Bus&Ops) Colleen Cathcart Associate Director Colleen Cathcart
    6. 6. New Names <ul><li>And --- By The Way </li></ul><ul><li>Natick Soldier Center </li></ul>Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center
    7. 7. We’ve Come A Long Way… <ul><li>Since Vietnam, many advancements have been made to the functionality, comfort, and protection offered by the Army’s multiple generations of Combat Uniforms </li></ul>40 Years
    8. 8. …But We Still Have a Long Road Ahead <ul><li>With advances in technologies come advancements in threats. These all require new developments in protection to safeguard our troops against future harm </li></ul>
    9. 9. This is how we’re getting there… <ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>External </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Understanding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Threats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry Capabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Soldier Requirements/Needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aspects of the Mission </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Clear Path Forward </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Months  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Short Term </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mid Term </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Far Term </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>FUTURE OPERATIONAL CAPABILITIES </li></ul><ul><li>Lightweight multifunctional materials that integrate: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intelligent Textiles serving as the backbone for warfighter electronics, optics and sensor suites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lightweight ballistic protection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved camouflage/signature management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-deactivating, chemical/biological (CB) protective membranes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flame protection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Antimicrobial protection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved environmental protection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced weight and bulk with improved fit, comfort and durability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decreased logistical burden through integration for enhanced mobility and survivability of the Future Force </li></ul></ul>Material Integration
    11. 11. Guidelines Weight and Bulk Affordability Environmental Aspect of Mission Logistics Material Property Integrity
    12. 12. Improved Fasteners Passive / Active Cooling / Venting Improved Sizing Options UV Resistance Insect Repellent Permethrin Possible Future Advancements to Combat Uniforms Heating Improvements Anti-Microbial Improved Comfort Fiber Engineered Fabrics / Materials E-Textiles Stitchless Seaming Nomex Wool Blends Chemical Protection Low Near Infrared Synthetics Flame Retardant Materials Extended Infrared Protection Thermal Responsive Possible Future Advancements to Combat Uniforms Patchless Identification Identify Friend or Foe RFID Tags Self-Cleaning Fabric Blood Clotting Agent in Uniform Biodegradable Disposable Uniforms Multi-Seasonal Uniform Radiation Shielding Material Integrated Electronics Functional Computer input devices Far Spectrum signature protection Advanced displays Possible Future Advancements to Combat Uniforms Short Term Field Repair Kit One-Piece Design Simplify Design to Reduce Snag Hazard Improved Water Repellency Long-Term Sand Durability Mid Term Far Term
    13. 13. Improved Fasteners Possible Future Advancements to Combat Uniforms Mesh Knit type Hook and Loop developed with 66dB= Normal conversation in home. Represents 27% noise level reduction. Improvements for follow on work includes various hook fibers, dampening polymers, hook design, loop napping techniques, improved sewing or attachment processes, etc. Short Term
    14. 14. Insect Repellent Permethrin Possible Future Advancements to Combat Uniforms <ul><li>There are insect repellent treatments that the individual soldier or the units can add to their uniforms to provide a degree of insect protection. (IDAA kit, Spray, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Pests in the field are the cause of many debilitating diseases affecting the soldier’s performance or worse causing death i.e. malaria, leishmaniasis, dengue, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>The NSC was the originator of an insect repellent factory application method for use on combat uniforms that is durable, effective and safe for our troops. </li></ul><ul><li>The Marine Corps is soliciting to procure all future combat uniforms with durable insect repellent treatment. The Army is also considering adopting similar insect repellent protection to their new combat uniform. </li></ul>Short Term
    15. 15. Anti-Microbial Possible Future Advancements to Combat Uniforms OBJECTIVE: To develop advanced antimicrobial technologies to provide the warfighter protection from unwanted microorganisms that can affect the health, quality of life and combat effectiveness. Effectiveness will be evaluated against microbes that affect skin infections (gram – and gram +), odor and athletes foot. UNDER EVALUATION: Pure silver Silver ions Silver zeolites Copper, Tin Triclosan Chitosan Polyhexamethylene biguanide Quaternary ammonium silanes Others METHODOLOGIES: Different test methodologies will be evaluated to determine most effective in predicting actual wear performance. Mid Term
    16. 16. <ul><li>Fiber-Engineered Textiles </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce Production Costs </li></ul><ul><li>Capability-Loaded Material </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced Weight </li></ul>Fiber Engineered Fabrics / Materials Possible Future Advancements to Combat Uniforms Mid Term
    17. 17. High Performance Fiber Center of Excellence <ul><li>The goal of NSRDEC’s High Performance Fiber COE is to collaborate with academic and industrial partners to invent and transition fiber technology for use in woven and non-woven textiles for high performance, dual-use applications such as environmental/ballistic/CB protection and electrotextiles. NSRDEC has extensive fiber extrusion capabilities as well as state-of-the-art analytical capabilities such as Instron mechanical analysis, thermal analysis, transmission and scanning electron microscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry, and x-ray diffractometry. </li></ul>
    18. 18. High Performance Fiber COE NSRDEC Fiber Extrusion Capabilities <ul><li>Research-scale Bi/tri-component Fiber Extruder: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Capacity – 1 to 6 pounds/hour </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>¾ Inch Diameter Single Screw </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Temperature Limit – 350 o C </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Three Melt Pumps are Thermally Isolated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nitrogen Ports for Oxygen Sensitive Polymers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Draw Speed – 500-2500 meters/min. </li></ul></ul>Hills, Inc.
    19. 19. High Performance Fiber COE Potential Collaborative Projects NSRDEC is Seeking Partners for: <ul><li>Novel Bi/tri-component Fiber Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Optical Fibers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic Fibers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High Strength Fibers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flame Retardant Fibers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reactive Fibers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Prototype Woven Textile Production </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Production of Small Swatches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Performance Specification Testing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Prototype Non-woven Textile Production </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Small Sample Production </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Performance Specification Testing </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Extended Infrared Protection Possible Future Advancements to Combat Uniforms <ul><li>Expand NIR capabilities of ACU </li></ul><ul><li>Meet and exceed sensor threats </li></ul><ul><li>Improve survivability of the Warfighter </li></ul>Mid Term
    21. 21. Detection Avoidance FFW Candidate-All Over Brush Pattern FFW Down-selected Candidates- Desert All Over Brush, FFW, Woodland Track and Urban Track Patterns Face Paint with & with out DEET & proposed dual stick Air Force Next Generation Camouflage Uniform Thermal Appliqués
    22. 22. Flame Retardant Materials Possible Future Advancements to Combat Uniforms Mid Term
    23. 23. E-Textiles Possible Future Advancements to Combat Uniforms Problem: Traditional electro-optical devices, cables, and antennas were not designed for wearable applications. Few technologies exist to integrate electronics into textiles. Solution: Body conformal networks and connectors, visually covert antennas, and other textile-integrated electronics, will improve mobility and communications, increasing situational awareness and lethality. Mid Term Land Warrior Textile-Based Antennas using Embroidery and Transfer Etching of Conductive Materials
    24. 24. Patchless Identification Identify Friend or Foe RFID Tags Self-Cleaning Fabric Blood Clotting Agent in Uniform Biodegradable Disposable Uniforms Multi-Seasonal Uniform Just-In-Time Manufacturing Functional Computer input devices Far Spectrum signature protection Advanced displays Possible Future Advancements to Combat Uniforms Radiation Shielding Material Far Term
    25. 25. Human System Integrated Design Casualty Reduction Analysis Model Models for armor system performance from threat definition to incapacitation effect Next Generation Body Armor Research Focus Advanced Technology Development <ul><li>New high performance polymers/ </li></ul><ul><li>fibers/composites </li></ul><ul><li>Nanotechnology </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced ceramics & metals </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced predictive modeling </li></ul><ul><li>Material systems integration </li></ul>
    26. 26. Chem/Bio Needs <ul><li>Cooler System (Lightweight, More Breathable Materials, Increased Water Vapor Transport Properties) </li></ul><ul><li>Self-Detoxifying Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Improve Protection around Areas of Integration </li></ul><ul><li>Increased Protection (TIC, TIM, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Residual Life Indication </li></ul><ul><li>Form Fitting Garments (Elasticized Materials) </li></ul><ul><li>Fire Resistant Materials </li></ul>
    27. 27. EFFECTS OF TOXIC INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS ON CB PROTECTIVE CLOTHING Objective: Determine the effects of toxic industrial chemicals (TICs) on the effectiveness of CB protective clothing. Background o US Forces are likely to encounter environments where they are exposed to TICs o Protection vs. CW agents is well documented o Effects of exposure to TICs on the garment properties and the protection afforded by garments has not been determined Plan o Establish/verify a list of chemicals most likely to be encountered o Downselect a representative number of chemicals o Determine effects of exposure to TICs on textile properties o Determine effects of exposure to TICs on CW agent protection
    28. 28. Doing Great Things for the Soldier Everyday for Over 50 Years… Natick Soldier RD&E Center Department of the Army Research and Development Organization of the Year 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2005

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