ARDI and The Composites Consortium (TCC) meet the Navy’s challenge to reduce costs and improve operational performance. The Composites Manufacturing Technology Center composites-based propulsion shaft covering requires 26% less labor to apply and saves the Navy an estimated $6M per year.
In the short term, they will enable development of new tools for prosthetists to use. These include a system of dynamic models which can track the load transfer between the external prosthetic and the internal skeleton, and the development of composite systems which can be easily modified locally to increase the comfort of these composites sockets.
Assists in the masking of materiel while providing other unique capabilities such as corrosion protection, self-repair, active networking, real-time sensing and communication, and signature management.
Today’s packaging materials must not only provide containment that ensures long-term barrier protection against temperature, humidity, vermin, and handling, they must also provide tamperproof security against environmental attacks.