Although the FSCS draws its name from its first application by the US Air Force, the Fixed Site Composite Shelter, this unit has been designed and tested to be transported via the full spectrum of military deployment. The FSCS can be transported by military truck, helicopter, cargo aircraft such as the C-130, and by rail and ship.
The FSCS is a lightweight, high-strength, insulated enclosure constructed of non-corrosive composite materials. The FSCS has been designed and developed to withstand a variety of environmental conditions while providing an effective and reliable utility shelter for DoD equipment/personnel. This all-weather shelter satisfies general-purpose applications for housing communications and other transportable electronic equipment..
The FSCS is the first composite shelter to maintain EMI shielding
The composite construction of the FSCS includes panels, frame and floor with the use of TYCOR/Aluminum composite panels for EMI shielding. This shelter is unique in that it is the first composite shelter to offer EMI protection while maintaining all of the lightweight, corrosion-resistant benefits of composite materials. Gichner's FSCS is able to maintain an EMI attenuation level of 60dB throughout the frequency ranges of 150kHz to 10GHz.
8' high, 8' wide, 14' long
Snow-load of 40 lb/ft2 and a personnel load of 660 lbs static over 2 ft2.
2000 lbs over 4 ft2 located at the center of the floor.
Less than or equal to 0.35 Btu/(hr*ft2*oF).
15 years service, 20 years storage
Operational: -40 to 120 F
Non-Operational: -70 to 160 F
60dB attenuation from 150kHz to 10GHz
Lifting eyes are placed on each of the four upper corners of the shelter. All lifting eyes shall withstand a tensile load of 14400 lbs in any direction.
All towing eyes withstand a tensile load of 14400 lbs in any direction.