Accession Number:

ADA445393

Title:

Development of the Combat Talon I - APQ-122 Terrain Following Radar (TFR) Antenna Container

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING FACILITY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

The Air Force Packaging Technology Engineering Facility AFPTEF was tasked with the design of a new shipping and storage container for the Combat Talon I - TFR Antenna in May of 2005. The new container is designed to replace the fiberglass container that was previously used. The main problems with the fiberglass design were corrosion due to inadequate environmental control and protection, isolation system breakdown, and that there was no provision for effective warehouse stacking capability. AFPTEF solved these problems. The CNU-682E, designed to SAE ARP1967A, is an aluminum, long-life, controlled breathing, reusable shipping and storage container. The new container, CNU-682E, protects the TFR Antenna mechanically and environmentally. In addition, the new container makes the item much easier to maneuver during worldwide shipment and storage. The container passed all qualification tests per ASTM D4169. The CNU-682E container not only meets user requirements but also provides an economic saving for the Air Force. The savings will be thousands of dollars over the twenty-year life span of the container. Total man-hours 440

Subject Categories:

  • Containers and Packaging
  • Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE