Accession Number : ADD006159

Title :   Pod Assembly.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Dragonuk,Leo

Report Date : 02 Feb 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : An improved pod assembly for positively securing the equipment contained therein to the wingtip of an aircraft and having a readily removable podshell for in situ service and repair. The pod assembly includes a strongback assembly of an acurate saddle and support beam secured to the outboard ends of the aircraft wing beams, to which a satellite communications antenna array is mounted. A fiberglass reinforced laminated thin wall plastic pod contains a side opening which interfaces with the strongback assembly to fully enclose the array. The opening is sufficiently large to clear the equipment when the pod is installed or removed. With the pod removed, the equipment remains fully attached and operative but exposed for repair and maintenance. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *External stores, Wing tips, Electronic equipment, Mounts, Fiber reinforced composites

Subject Categories : Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE