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Record 42 of 18715
Crash-Resistant Shield
Author and Affiliation:
Bixler, Charles H.(General Electric Co.)
Abstract: Impact-resistant shield designed to consist of aluminum honeycomb structure sandwiched between inner and outer aluminum skins. Intended to protect radioisotope thermoelectric generator of spacecraft from impact with ground or water after free fall from upper atmosphere. Designed to absorb impact energy by buckling, while inner and outer skins designed to protect against shrapnel, overpressure, and impact loads. Concept of shield applicable to crashproof compartments for ground vehicles and aircraft.
Publication Date: Jun 01, 1990
Document ID:
19900000289
(Acquired Nov 04, 1995)
Accession Number: 90B10289
Subject Category: MECHANICS
Report/Patent Number: NPO-17616
Document Type: NASA Tech Brief
Publication Information: NASA Tech Briefs (ISSN 0145-319X); 14; 6; P. 71
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Description: In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: HONEYCOMB STRUCTURES; IMPACT RESISTANCE; SHIELDING
Availability Source: National Technology Transfer Center (NTTC), Wheeling, WV
Availability Notes: Additional information available through: National Technology Transfer Center (NTTC), Wheeling, WV 26003, (Tel: 1-800-678-6882).
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