Smart Textiles for Soldier of the Future

O. Sahin, O. Kayacan, E. Yazgan Bulgun
2005 Defence Science Journal  
The textile-based materials, equipped with nanotechnology and electronics, have a major role in the development of high-tech milltary 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 everyth~ng they need to do
more » ... 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 textlle-based materials that can be used in battlefield, are introduced.
doi:10.14429/dsj.55.1982 fatcat:o4gnht7lo5e4jjfkcja5fcrsv4