The CBR Filtration Branch provides superior technologies to protect the warfighter against respiratory exposure to toxic industrial compounds and chemical warfare agents. We investigate novel single pass and advanced air purification technologies to broaden the protection envelope and reduce logistical and physiological burdens imposed on users
Full spectrum chemical test laboratories with capability to evaluate novel air purification media (sorbents, catalysts, etc) and processes involving temperature, pressure, relative humidity, flow and chemical reaction.
Capability to generate wide range of chemical concentrations and detection. Laboratories are scaled to accommodate low to high flow volume (10 LPM to 2000 CFM) testing.
Modeling capability focused on component and full-scale integration into military platforms.
The Respiratory Protection Branch provides a center of excellence in respiratory protection through the design, test, and evaluation of advanced respiratory protective concepts and technologies
Respirator component design, manufacturing and integration expertise
Quantification of physiological and psychological performance at rest and exercise during mask wear
Voice communications testing
Development and validation of new performance oriented test methods
Testing of aerosol penetration through respirator filters and particulate filtration media