Fonds 97/18 - Defence and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine (Canada) fonds

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Defence and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine (Canada) fonds

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CA ON00093 97/18

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  • 1962-1967 (Creation)

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24 cm of textual records

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Established in April 1971 by the amalgamation of the former Defence Research Establishment Toronto and the Canadian Forces Institute of Environmental Medicine, the Defence and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine (DCIEM) was the national institute for human research and development in Canada. DCIEM was one of a group of several laboratories within the Department of National Defence providing the research and development required to support the broad operational commitments of the Canadian Forces. Its prime interest was to provide the military forces with the necessary information regarding personnel and equipment to ensure the effective utilization of the human in any man-machine system in operational use by the Canadian Forces. The Institute also conducted cooperative work with non-military departments of the government and with industry in projects that had applications to military requirements. Within the Department of National Defence, DCIEM was included in the conceptual planning stages of major military projects, thereby ensuring the inclusion of the human aspects in military systems.

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Fonds consists of documents regarding the FHE-400 Hydrofoil project. Includes 5 volumes of "Engineering Design Study of Fighting Equipment for Royal Canadian Navy FHE-400 Hydrofoil". (Vol. 1 - Summary, vol. 2 - Overall System Analysis, vol. 3 - Sub-System Analysis, vol. 4 - Specifications, vol. 5 - Drawings.) Also includes design reports for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), progress reports and technical memorandum from Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), project evaluation reports, ship control work study, volumes 1 and 2 of design study for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) hydrofoil, and technical drawings.

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Fonds received in 1997 from the Defence and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine (Canada) in North York, Ontario.


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  • англійська

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Westinghouse Canada Inc. retains copyright of the material. Copies cannot be authorized without permission from Westinghouse Canada Inc.

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Copies of the finding aid are located in the first file of the fonds and in the Reading Room of the Directorate of History and Heritage (DHH). Electronic copies are also available.

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The following related records can also be found in the Document Collection:
National Defence Headquarters. Directorate of History. Defence and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine. (A Permanent Reference File (PRF)).
78/152 – DCIEM quarterly progress report. Library has: Jan 1976-Dec 1977
89/500 – Behavioural Sciences Division. Investigation of hearing loss from exposure to noise from 81 mm mortar, by M.R. Forrest, S.E. Forshaw [and] R.B. Crabtree. (DCIEM report; no. 81-R-09) January 1981.
89/501 – Behavioural Sciences Division. Investigation of hearing hazard among armoured vehicle gunnery instructors at the combat training centre, CFB Gagetown (U) by S.E. Forshaw (DCIEM no. 81-C-13) April 1981.
90/321 – Behavioural Sciences Division. A noise survey of HMCS Terra Nova, /R.B. Crabtree, S.E. Forshaw. (DCIEM report; no. 74-R-1045) October 1974.
The following associated records can be found at Library and Archives Canada:
Defence and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine. Ref. Number: R112-711-2-E (formerly RG 24 G18)

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No further accruals are expected.

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There are two copies for volumes 3-4.

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