MANEUVERING REENTRY VEHICLES

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 4238
Amount: $49,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Pda Engineering
1560 Brookhollow Dr, Santa Ana, CA, 92705
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 PAUL C KOCHENDORFER
 (714) 556-2800
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
ADVANCED MANEUVERING REENTRY SYSTEMS REQUIRE INSTALLATION OF A LARGE PHASED ARRAY ANTENNA IN THE VEHICLE SHELL STRUCTURE. THE LARGE PHYSICAL SIZE OF THE REQUIRED CUTOUT COMBINED WITH THE SEVERE MANEUVERING AND NUCLEAR AIRBLAST LOADS PLACE SEVERE DEMANDS ON THE STRUCTURAL ATTACHMENT BETWEEN THE WINDOW AND VEHICLE. WEIGHT IS CRITICAL AND THE WINDOW ASSEMBLY MUST BE CAPABLE OF BEING REMOVED AND REINSTALLED. CONVENTIONAL METHODS OF STRUCTURAL ATTACHMENT OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS ARE REVIEWED AND FOUND WANTING. A NEW AND NOVEL METHOD IS PRESENTED AND A PROGRAM PROPOSED TO INVESTIGATE ITS FEASIBILITY. THE PROGRAM INCLUDES A LIMITED ANALYTICAL ASSESSMENT COMBINED WITH AN ITERATIVE TEST SERIES USING A STANDARD TENSILE TEST MACHINE, AND A SPECIAL JOINT TEST APPARATUS.

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