Accession Number : AD0439224


Title :   FABRICATION OF A LIGHTWEIGHT PLASTIC MISSILE RADOME,


Corporate Author : PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER N J FELTMAN RESEARCH LABS


Personal Author(s) : Peritt,Harvey ; Eig,Merrill


Report Date : Apr 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 24


Abstract : Efforts concern a program to develop a suitable fabrication procedure and to subsequently fabricate two missile airframes 10 inches in diameter by 30 in. long by .140 in. thick. Two filamentwound missile airframes were fabricated using a ratio of longitudinal to loop windings of 2 to 1. The only filament winding machine at Picatinny is a lathe-type machine that cannot produce longitudinal windings. Therfore a system was devised whereby hoop windings were wound on a large 10-inch-diameter drum and subsequently cut into developed segments to produce longitudinal fibers. It may be concluded from test results obtained to date that filament-wound airframes with the required dimensions can be fabricated on the lathetype filament winding machine. The airframe was tested for ability to withstand design loads. Test results are presented. (Author)


Descriptors :   *AIRFRAMES , PLASTICS , RADOMES , GUIDED MISSILES , RADAR ANTENNAS , FILAMENT WOUND CONSTRUCTION , MACHINE TOOLS , LATHES , MANUFACTURING , MANDRELS , EPOXY RESINS , GLASS TEXTILES


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