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TECHNOLOGY DRIVEN. WARFIGHTER FOCUSED.

mission
To develop and integrate Microclimate
Cooling and Heating Systems for Military,
Emergency Response, Commercial, and Medical
applications

benefits
 Heat stress relief for personnel
encapsulated in protective clothing
such as body armor and chemical/
biological (CB) protective clothing in hot
environments
 Personal body heating in cold MICROCLIMATE
environments
 Increased mission duration CONDITIONING
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for the helicopter since we put a rotor on it!!!” US ARMY NSRDEC
- Helicopter Pilot in Iraq Technology, Systems & Program
Integration Directorate
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had the vests they have become increasingly Natick, MA 01760-5017
popular with the platoon…they argue over who COMM: 508-233-4495, DSN: 256-4495
gets to wear them. They wanted me to ask for FAX: 508-233-6976
more of them.” EMAIL: amsrd-nsc-ad-b@us.army.mil
- Infantry Soldier in Iraq On The Web:
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Microclimate Conditioning SYSTEMS


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Air Warrior Microclimate Cooling Warrior Individual Body Ventilation System (BVS)
System (AWMCS) Microclimate Cooling  Forced ambient air
 Vapor compression, System (WICS)
 Worn under the Interceptor Body Armor
liquid circulating  Vapor compression, liquid (IBA) and duty
chiller circulating chiller
uniform
 Used on CH-47, UH-  6 pounds Air Distribution Vest
60, OH-58D aircraft  4 pounds
 Portable - battery operated Battery
and the M9ACE,  Portable-battery
Stryker ICV  Compact (1.5 liters) operated
 Medium level of cooling Blower
 High level of cooling  Active
 In production  Prototype ventilation

Personal Ice Cooling  In production


Air Warrior
Microclimate System (PICS)
Interceptor Ventilation Vest (IVV)
Cooling Garment  Ice based, liquid  Spacer liner worn between duty uniform
(AWMCG) circulating chiller and Interceptor Body Armor
 Tube-lined heat
 Used with Level A  0.5 pound
transfer vest
and B protective  Enhances sweat
 Hands free break-
away connector ensembles evaporation
 Three sizes  11 pounds  Fire retardant
 Interfaces with fabric
 Portable - battery operated
AWMCS and VMPCS  Passive
 In production  Medium level of cooling ventilation
 In production  Available
Vehicle Mounted Personal Cooling
System (VMPCS) Combat Vehicle Crewman (CVC) Personal Heating System (PHS)
 Supplements Microclimatic Conditioning Air Vest  Propane
air conditioning combustion,
 Air Distribution Vest
system; liquid liquid circulating
circulating chiller  Mates with conditioned
air system in M1 heating system
 Used on HMMWV
Abrams  3.6 pounds
 High level of
 In production  Portable
cooling
 In production  High level of heat
 Prototype