Accession Number:

ADA051695

Title:

Manufacturing Methods and Technology Project to Establish Production Techniques to Manufacture Rigid Armor for Radar Antenna Hardening

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly rept. no. 1, 1 Jun-31 Aug 1977

Corporate Author:

SWEDLOW INC GARDEN GROVE CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

Manufacturing methods and technology to establish production techniques for fabrication of stretched, oriented, polypropylene film armor that is both RF transparent and fragment resistant are to be developed. Prototype processing technology and evaluation procedures developed by the Army Materials and Mechanics Research Center are to be revised for use in production facilities with mass production equipment. Radome panels are to be constructed to demonstrate the mass production capabilities, confirm production rates, and establish mass production plans to meet estimated military needs. The project is to consist of preliminary sample panel fabrication to confirm physical and electrical characteristics, a pilot production run to confirm production rates, and an in-plant demonstration of production capabilities. Reports are to be provided on all phases of production development through the pilot run. In addition, production studies and planning necessary for expansion to a mass production basis are to be provided.

Subject Categories:

  • Plastics
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Armor

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE