Accession Number:

AD0651058

Title:

DEVELOPMENT OF INFLATABLE FRAME FOR ARCTIC SURVIVAL SHELTER

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

SCHJELDAHL (G T) CO NORTHFIELD MN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-12-25

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

A research and design program was undertaken for the fabrication of four inflatable frames and pumps, which are to be an integral part of an arctic shelter survival kit. A materials search was conducted for a suitable frame material which would be compatible with the intended shelter performance and environment requirements. A pump development program was also necessary. After selecting a frame material, four inflatable shelter frame assemblies were produced incorporating design changes found to be desirable or needed from an evaluation of the previous unit. In quantities of 10,000, a selling price of below 160 each is projected.

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE