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LIGHT WEIGHT TACTICAL TOWER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
8364
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8364
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aero-vironment Inc
Po Box 5031 Monrovia, CA 91017
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: LIGHT WEIGHT TACTICAL TOWER
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $303,645.00
 

Abstract:

THERE IS A MILITARY REQUIREMENT FOR LIGHTWEIGHT RAPID DEPLOYABLE, EASILY TRANSPORTABLE, AND RUGGED UNGUYED TOWERS FOR C3 SYSTEMS. FOR LOS MM RADIO SYSTEMS, WIND INDUCED ANGULAR DEFLECTIONS AT THE TOP ARE SEVERELY RESTRICTED BY PRECISION SIGHTING REQUIREMENTS. A FUNDAMENTAL ANALYSIS OF STRESS REQUIREMENTS INDICATES THAT WEIGHT IS PROPORTIONAL TO MATERIAL DENSITY AND THE FOURTH POWER OF THE HEIGHT, AND INVERSELY PROPORTIONAL TO MATERIAL ELASTIC MODULUS AND CROSS SECTION WIDTH. THIS INDICATES THAT GRAPHITE IS THE OPTIMAL MATERIAL AND THAT STABILIZATION OF THIN WALL STRUCTURE AND REDUCTION OF TOWER WIND DRAG ARE CRITICAL ITEMS. A LIGHTWEIGHT UNGUYED COMPOSITE TOWER OF LOW DRAG AND HIGH RIGIDITY IS PROPOSED. USING STABILIZED GRAPHITE COMPOSITE STRUCTURE, A 100 FT COLLAPSIBLE TOWER IN THE 200LB WEIGHT RANGE CAN BE FABRICATED. A NUMBER OF INNOVATIVE CROSS SECTIONS, STABILIZING TECHNIQUES AND FOLDING MECHANISMS ARE PROPOSED. THE FOUR TASKS ARE DEFINED TO BE 1) IDENTIFY DESIGN PARAMETERS, 2) PERFORM A CONFIGURATION TRADE-OFF STUDY, 3) A STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, AND 4) DRAFT DETAILED MECHANICAL DESIGN DRAWINGS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr P B S Lissaman
8183579983

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Av Dynamics Inc.
825 Myrtle Ave Monrovia, CA 91016

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No