Accession Number : ADA304544

Title :   Joint STARS RTMM Carrying Case.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 93-Jan 96,

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

Personal Author(s) : Tekesky, Robert S.

PDF Url : ADA304544

Report Date : JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : The Electronic System Center (ESC) at Hanscom AFB, MA requested the Air Force Packaging Technology and Engineering Facility (AFPTEF) assistance in designing a carrying case for the Joint STARS Program. The Joint STARS Program requires a carrying case to transport Remote Transportable Memory Modules (RTMM). The RTMM's are similar to a hard disk drive in a computer. Upon completion of a Joint STARS mission, the RTMM's are removed from the aircraft and transported to a base. The weight of the case and the number of RTMMs required per mission were the driving factors in the design. The case requirements are to be waterproof, one person carry, shock absorbent, house six RTMM's, and limited to a maximum weight of 42 pounds. After reviewing Joint STARS requirements, AFPTEF determined the best case design to be an off the shelve transit case. AFPTEF chose a water resistant, thin wall aluminum case. Case dimensions are 20.4 inches' length, 14.8 inches wide, and 10.2 inches' height. Wall thickness of 0.09 inches. The case has four cam-over-center latches, pressure relief valve, one handle, hinged top, stacking beads on the top and bottom to interlock stacked cases, and anti-static foam that houses six RTMM units. Maximum tare weight of the case is 15.5 pounds with a maximum gross weight of 42 pounds. External finish is bare aluminum.

Descriptors :   *CONTAINERS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, ENGINEERING, ABSORBERS(MATERIALS), ALUMINUM, SHOCK, LIGHTWEIGHT, PACKAGING, RELIEF VALVES, MANPORTABLE EQUIPMENT, REUSABLE EQUIPMENT, STACKING, WATERPROOFING, COMPACT DISKS, THIN WALLS, BEADS.

Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE