Orbital ATK Satellite Shipping Container


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

Customer:
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:

  • Generate system level finite element model
  • Quasi-Static analysis for air and road transport
  • Sine and Random Vibration for Transportation
  • Shock Pulse for Transportation
  • Dynamic Handling Cases including over-the-floor and lifting
  • Global and Detailed Stress including weld and mechanical joints
  • Composite Structure analysis

Engineering Design:

  • Welded base frame design
  • Two-piece sandwich composite upper and lower lid 
  • Caster and jack selection and interface design
  • Breather assembly preliminary design
  • Equipment deck layout and HVAC interface
  • Satellite fixture attachment – isolator interface
  • Generated all detail part and assembly drawings