| || Smart textiles for soldier of the future
Author : Sahin, O. ;Kayacan, O.;Bulgun, E. Yazgan
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:55(2) ; 2005 ; pp 195-205
Subject : 687 Textiles and Clothing
Keywords : Smart textiles;Nanotechnology;Helmets;High tech military uniform;Smart garments;Robotic suits;Intelligent textile system;Military shelter;Heated clothes;Modular integrated communication helmet
Abstract : The textile-based materials, equipped with nanotechnology and electronics, have a major role in the development of high-tech military uniforms and materials. Active intelligent textile systems, integrated to electronics, have the capacity of improving the combat soldiers performance by sensing, adopting themselves and responding to a situational combat need allowing the combat soldiers to continue their mission. Meantime, smart technologies aim to help soldiers do everything they need to do with a less number of equipment and a lighter load. In this study, recent developments on smart garments, especially designed for military usage owing to their electronic functions, and intelligent textile-based materials that can be used in battlefield, are introduced.