E-Textiles & Smart Integrated Uniform™


Propel is engaged in multiple DOD SBIR funded efforts, and its own efforts to develop e-yarns, e-textiles and smart garments with a goal of connecting the human to the system, such as the sailor to the shipʼs system.

TOPIC No.: N143-127 AWARD No.: N00189-15-P-Z579
Phase II Topic Title: Electrically Functional Garment Systems: A Smart Integrated Uniform (SIU) Demonstration Prototype

Following on from a successful US Navy Phase I project, Propel currently holds a Phase II contract to develop and prototype a Smart Integrated Uniform with electrical functionality, including physiological status monitoring and data communications. Propel will develop electrically functional textile-based subsystems, including development of e-yarns, for integration into a SIU base layer. Propel is using highly innovative 3D knitting approaches to design, engineer and prototype textile-based sensors, e-textiles and smart garments, and is teamed in this project with Nautilus Defense, a Rhode Island systems engineering company.