Innovative 3D Textile Structures for Soft Body Armor Protection: The EPIDARM Project
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There is a real need for battlefield soldiers to be protected from ballistic and CBRNE threats and also to be in permanent contact and localization with the logistic support of the commander. Ballistic, CBRNE and tactical jackets are currently three different components, developed separately and worn on top of each other. One of the EPIDARM project’s targets is to propose a personal protection demonstration for the optimal system configuration in order to reduce the cost and weight while improving protection. The systems approach used for the EPIDARM program considers the protective system inside its environment (threat, the wearer – generic soldier, task and climates). The latest emergent technologies in ballistic and CBRN protection, ergonomic effectiveness and financial cost are considered and help to select final solutions.
KeywordsAreal Density Weft Yarn Warp Yarn Body Armor Backing Material
The authors would like to thank the European Defense Agency (EDA) and the OUVRY SAS Company for providing financial support for the reported work.
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