Orbital ATK Satellite Shipping Container

Project Overview:
Develop a Satellite Shipping Container and Handling Fixture for Antonov An-124-100 Aircraft Transport 

Orbital ATK

Services Performed:
PEI provided design, analysis, and manufacturing support for development of a large satellite shipping container and turnover/shipping fixture.

Structural Analysis:

  • Generated system level finite element model
  • Performed quasi-static analysis for air and road transport
  • Performed sine and random vibration analysis for transportation environments
  • Performed shock pulse analysis for transportation environments
  • Developed and analyzed for dynamic handling cases including over-the-floor and lifting
  • Performed global and detailed stress analysis including weld and mechanical joints
  • Performed composite structural analysis

Engineering Design:

  • Developed the welded base frame design
  • Designed a two-piece sandwich composite upper and lower lid 
  • Selected casters and jacks and developed the interface design
  • Generated the breather assembly preliminary design
  • Developed the equipment deck layout and HVAC interface
  • Designed the satellite fixture attachment – isolator interface
  • Generated all detail part and assembly drawings