Quiet Loop ®

Quiet Loop® was developed in close collaboration with the US Army Natick Research, Design and Engineering Center, under a US Army funded R&D contract. Natick tested the resulting Propel product and their field testing  demonstrated how quiet it is. In fact, we’ve heard audio files collected during testing and it’s amazing how much more quiet…

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Ghillie Suit Yarn Accessory Kit (YAK)

Propel developed the Fire Resistant Ghillie Yarn Accessory Kit in response to a request from the  Program Manager for Soldier Combat and Individual Equipment (PM-SCIE), US Army, to the US textile industry for help in replacing  the highly flammable hemp/jute textile used by US Army Snipers to construct their personal camouflage system – known as…

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Exoskin

Exoskin® is a unique polyurethane membrane with superior water-resistant and abrasion resistance properties, and  proven to withstand the equivalent of 4 years continual use in accelerated aging tests.  With up to  400% stretching capability, withstanding up to 2200kg of tensile stress per square inch, this super-stretchy material can be used for neck and wrist seals,…

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Case Studies

Stitchless Seam Engineering

As a small business a source of inspiration for projects is the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.  In 2012 the Navy put out a topic, Seam Engineering: Stitchless Seam Technology, that resonated with us. We saw in this project a technology innovation footpath to the future in what to date has always been the…

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Smart Integrated Uniform™

Naval uniforms do not exist to keep pace with the evolving multifunctional human-system interface technologies envisioned for future ship command, control and operation. A need exists to advance the state of wearable technologies capable of seamlessly integrating with evolving ships systems. In response to this knowledge gap, Propel LLC was competitively selected and awarded in…

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