Accession Number:

ADA053448

Title:

Out of Container Handling Analysis of the LN-15 Inertial Measurement Unit,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE PACKAGING EVALUATION AGENCY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to analyze the out of container handling procedures of the LN-15 Inertial Measurement Unit IMU. Unserviceable IMUs were being received by Air Force maintenance organizations which resulted in requests for container evaluation. During the container testing phase, problems were encountered while attempting to remove the IMU from the inner container of the test pack. This container had to be turned on its side to remove the IMU because the top section of the polyethylene insert separated at the bonded joint and the IMU could not be lifted from the container. As a result of this awkward maneuver, it was recognized that damage to the IMU could occur if it came in contact with a hard surface. An out of container test plan was implemented and a series of non-standard tests were conducted. The results revealed some significant shock input information which should be of value to all personnel responsible for handling and installing delicate IMUs. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Containers and Packaging

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE