CKS Technologies - Huntsville, AL
CKS Technologies is a woman owned small business providing subject matter expertise in structural and thermal analysis including finite element analysis as well as mechanical and electrical design and systems engineering. Company staff has 15 to over 50 years of experience in classical analytical methods and utilizing software tools including FEMAP with NX/NASTRAN, MATHCAD, Creo, SolidWorks, Thermal Desktop and PATRAN and SINDA. We have significant experience ensuring the safety, serviceability and functionality of numerous missiles, space flight systems and associated ground support equipment, as well as rotary and fixed-wing aircraft.
Medium Range Target (MRT) Simulator
The MRT Simulator was designed and built to provide a reconfigurable test mass for proof loading the 45 foot Transporter/ Erector (T/E). It includes four major cylindrical segments designed to replicate the mass and center of gravity of a 125% weight forty nine foot long Medium Range Target (MRT). Each segment is constructed of 40 inch diameter schedule steel pipe with bolted flanges welded to either end. Two of the segments are filled with concrete to appropriate levels which match CG requirements. The aft short segment includes a beveled flange at its aft end which matches the contours of the MRT V-band flange for launch stand hold-down. The mass simulator has also been used as a Kinetic Energy Interceptor proof mass using two of the concrete filled segments with the aft hold-down segment.
Modernized White Phosphorus Facility Munitions Fill System
Analyses were performed to verify the capability of the White Phosphorous Facility with Access Platforms to withstand the specification seismic excitation without permanent deformation. The primary goal of this analysis was to define seismically qualified anchorage systems for the Process Facility/Access Platform System.
Analyses were also performed to verify the structural integrity of the Fill Machine Access Platforms and Railings in accordance with OSHA requirements.
M747 Heavy Equipment Trailer Kingpin Modification
The M747 Heavy Equipment Trailer was originally designed with a 3.5 inch SAE kingpin interfacing with a heavy duty fifth wheel at a 61 inch height. A special spacer incorporating a 2.5 inch commercial truck kingpin at the lower commercial fifth wheel height was added to the trailer. Extensive analysis of this design was performed to verify the integrity of the new design.