21 May 2015 Electro-textile garments for power and data distribution
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U.S. troops are increasingly being equipped with various electronic assets including flexible displays, computers, and communications systems. While these systems can significantly enhance operational capabilities, forming reliable connections between them poses a number of challenges in terms of comfort, weight, ergonomics, and operational security. IST has addressed these challenges by developing the technologies needed to integrate large-scale cross-seam electrical functionality into virtually any textile product, including the various garments and vests that comprise the warfighter’s ensemble. Using this technology IST is able to develop textile products that do not simply support or accommodate a network but are the network.
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Jeremiah R. Slade, Jeremiah R. Slade, Carole Winterhalter, Carole Winterhalter, } "Electro-textile garments for power and data distribution", Proc. SPIE 9470, Display Technologies and Applications for Defense, Security, and Avionics IX; and Head- and Helmet-Mounted Displays XX, 94700M (21 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2181561; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2181561

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