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Title: Sample positioning device for F.A.A flammability testing
Authors: Brescia, Elisha
Guertler, Stephen
Kuzla, Andrew
Siensa, Jason
Issue Date: 26-Mar-2007
Abstract: The Federal Aviation Administration, in an effort to rapidly and efficiently develop new fire resistant polymers for use inside airplane cabins, has created the Pyrolysis-Combustion Flow Calorimeter (PCFC). The device effectively tests the flammability of milligram samples of new polymers. However, the current system requires manual handling at all stages of the process, which reduces throughput. The objective of the proposed project is to create a robotic mechanism that can minimize human intervention, improve repeatability, and increase throughput of the PCFC in flammability tests. The mechanism will utilize a combination of customized and off-the-shelf components, engineered to perform precision sample positioning with a high reliability and an extensive life cycle. A prototype with mechanical drawings of the sample positioning device will be delivered upon completion.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/1326
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