Modular Lightweight External Fuel Tank System
The objective will be to develop a lightweight and non-flammable survivable modular external fuel tank system, which will enable vehicle operation in hostile environments and minimize loss of fuel due to a direct/indirect hit. UDC will improve the structural integrity and strength of the self-sealing fuel tanks. Based on the data generated, UDC will create a conceptual design including estimated weight, cost and performance characteristics. The tanks will be tested for the bullet impact resistance, self sealability of different size holes, fire and smoke performance, chemical resistance, structural integrity, water and salt fog resistance. The testing will be performed in accordance with General Dynamics"fuel tank specification SC-P4010409. At the end of Phase I, UDC will document trade-off analysis comparing performance versus weight savings. A detailed report on work performed with all resultant data will be submitted.
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Utility Development Corporation
112 Naylon Avenue Livingston, NJ -
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