STRUCTURAL FABRIC PROGRAM
Interim technical progress rept. 1 Oct-31 Dec 1962
GOODYEAR AEROSPACE CORP AKRON OH
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The purpose of this program, as related to aerospace application, is to provide a means of manufacturing large low-density AIRMAT structures made of metallic cloth and yarns capable of small volume packaging. The design AND FABRICATION OF THE LOOM CONTINUED AND DESIGN OF THE HORIZONTAL TAKE-OFF MECHANISM WAS INITIATED. These efforts are directed toward the development of a loom procurement specification and the actual procurement of a loom capable of producing a low-density AIRMAT in the order of 20 feet wide with a maximum depth of 8 feet.