Browse Publications Technical Papers 2005-01-3424
2005-10-03

Crash Analysis of a Command and Control System Deployed on the Rear Ramp of a C-130 Aircraft 2005-01-3424

In order to prepare for flight on-board a military aircraft with an experimental prototype system, a crash scenario analysis was performed to ensure safety of the aircraft and its crew. The following describes the crash analysis of the Oculus sensor pallet system in preparation for a flight test on a C-130 aircraft. In this particular case, the two units were analyzed individually in accordance with the loading standards outlined in MIL-HDBK-1791. The unit that deploys outside of the rear cargo ramp of the aircraft (sensor platform) was analyzed more closely than the system that remains locked (operator station) into the rail system of the aircraft. As the results show, both systems are capable of being subjected to crash loading forces.

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