Transmission for PATRIOT Missile Test Station
Technical rept. 25 Oct 2006-3 May 2007
NATIONAL CENTER FOR DEFENSE MANUFACTURING AND MACHINING LATROBE PA
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Letterkenny Army Depot LEAD located in Chambersburg, PA utilizes a one-of-a-kind motor test station Figure 1 to evaluate the motors associated with the Phased Array TRacking Intercept of Target PATRIOT missile system. The existing transmission used in the test station was worn from more than twenty years of use and a replacement was not readily available. LEAD had experienced problems with the transmission in the past and requested the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining NCDMM provide a reliable solution to extend the life of the existing test station. The original transmission manufacturer is no longer in business and the transmission is not easily repairable. This test station is the only method of testing the PATRIOT motors in a production environment.
- Guided Missiles