DEVELOPMENT OF INFLATABLE FRAME FOR ARCTIC SURVIVAL SHELTER
SCHJELDAHL (G T) CO NORTHFIELD MN
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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.
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology
- Escape, Rescue and Survival