Worldwide: Tent R&D Solution

Project NAME Tent Research and Development Project
FUNDING IFRC
SCOPE  To strengthen the shelter response of humanitarian actors by improving the Global Shelter Cluster surge capacity and shelter preparedness.
DURATION 5 months, July 2014 to December 2014

 

Context

The development of the Family Tent in 2009/2010 jointly made by UNHCR, ICRC and IFRC ended with an improved version of the Family Tent.  Nevertheless, several aspects of the tent can evolve to achieve a lighter solution at a lower cost, with less production/transport/storage constraints, keeping the high level of efficiency.

To continue these efforts IFRC/ICRC and UNHCR decided to launch a Research and Development (R&D) project since 2011 to develop a light weight tent solution – improving the stability of the frame structure and performing in term of fire retardancy.

In regard of the analysis of the 3 tent models developed and tested in 2013, a revised design  » improved dome tent  » has been pre-selected and will be evaluated in 2014 with the technical support of the IFRC-SRU.

 

Deliverables

The following activities will take place:

  • Evaluation of the performance of the new tent model using thermic software.
  • Participation in technical working group meetings
  • Establishment of a testing protocol for wam and cold environments

 

 

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