EQUIPMENT DATA - Contd.
Table 1-1. Equipment Data (Contd.)
Total System Weight
353 lbs (160 kg)
Total Volume Packed
33 cu ft
Total Square Feet Deployed
Height at Eaves
Height at Ridge
SECTION III. TECHNICAL PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
OPERATION OF THE MCPS.
Frame Assembly. The basic frame assembly is constructed of aluminum alloy tubing that is assembled with a
series of fittings and joints. Two end wall assemblies connect to a center wall assembly with eave and ridge purlins that
snap together. Cable assemblies allow the frame to support roof loads by connecting the sides of the MCPS together.
The telescoping feature of the leg assemblies facilitates the raising of the frame assembly one side at a time, and permits
the MCPS to be set up on sloping terrain.
Fabric Sections. The MCPS utilizes four exterior fabric wall sections of similar dimensions that can be arranged
as desired. The wall sections are suspended from the roof cap with a series of quick disconnect male/female fasteners,
as well as strips of hook and pile fasteners. Light colored wall liners, of similar dimensions, aide in light diffusion and
provide insulation. They can also be used as outside walls during warm weather and during daylight. The entrance way
wall liners are also used on the window walls. A light colored floor attaches to the walls with quick disconnect male and
female fasteners. The roof cap contains two ventilation vents and a stove pipe opening. A covered entry way that is an
integral part of the entrance way wall provides environmental protection and allows maintenance of light discipline. When
two or more tents are complexed a rain gutter connects between two tents to help rain water run off. See Appendix G for
technical principles of operation of the M577 Boot Wall.