Protection, Sustainment and Warfighter Performance

PS&WP supports the range of military operations – warfighting to peacekeeping. Research in PS&WP is focused on an individual Warfighter and includes combat clothing and equipment; nutrition, supplements, and combat rations; physical enhancement and injury prevention; vehicle escape and crash safety; warrior systems integration and analysis; and topics related to cognitive preparedness and assessment. An additional focus is integrating humans and technology to create robust and resilient warfighting systems.

This track invites submissions that address current challenges and ongoing or future efforts in areas such as research metrics for quantifying Warfighter physical performance in operational environments, the interaction of physical and cognitive stressors on Warfighter effectiveness, or mitigation of physical performance decrements through advanced systems and techniques that enhance resiliency.