Accession Number : ADD011236

Title :   Lightweight Composite Launcher Pod.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Hoffmeister,L D ; Thompson,R J

Report Date : 20 Aug 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : This patent application discloses a lightweight composite launcher pod which includes a multiplicity of elongated launcher tubes that are accurately aligned in a composite material with the composite material having four outer sides wiht alignment surfaces on three of the sides and bearing and alignment surfaces on the other side, and the lightweight composite launcher pod being capable of serving as the shipping and storage container for rockets before launching of the rockets as well as for launching the rockets therefrom when mounted in a launcher structure.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Rocket launchers, *Composite materials, *Launch tubes, Composite structures, Syntactic foams, Fiberglass, Alignment, Reinforcement(Structures), Molding techniques, Shipping containers, Storage, External stores

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Rockets

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE