Design and Development of E3 Antenna Container,
AIR FORCE PACKAGING EVALUATION AGENCY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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Warner-Robins ALCDSTD, Robins AFB GA 31098, requested the Air Force Packaging Evaluation Agency, Wright-Patterson AFB Ohio 45433, to participate as a consultant in the design, development, and testing of a new container for shipping and storage of the E3 Antenna used on the airborne warning and control system AWACS aircraft. Evaluation of previous efforts to provide a qualified container revealed a need for substantial changes in the containerization process. The new container must provide not only environmental protection for the E3 Antenna but also shall be transportable by C-5, C-130, or C-141 aircraft. The purpose of this project was to 1 Design a sealable container for the E3 Antenna 2 Ensure that the container design was compatible with the C-5, C-130 and C-141 aircraft as well as truck, rail and ship 3 Establish test plan parameters 4 Develop reprocurement drawings level 3 5 Evaluate the container design and determine any deficiencies and 6 Deliver a qualified container in nine months.