Dear creative minds,
I am a business grad student from Germany and I currently have a very interesting project running, for which I would like to ask for your expertise. The project is in corporation with an aviation company, who are looking for alternative applications for a product.
The product is a strut assembly similar to a carbon-telescoping pole.
• Material: carbon
• Size: 1m – 1,5m (made in three sections and can be extended and retracted as necessary for use and collapsed for storage or transport)
• Weight: 600g
• Fitting system: like a trekking pole (frictional- and tight fit)
• No wear out!
• Lifting capacity per strut: max. 140kg (capable of both, pulling and pushing)
• The material and the dimensions of the strut can be modified
The big benefits of the product are, that is very light and insensitive to temperature, pressure, water and humidity.
Can you think of any application for the strut in the field of mountaineering/climbing? Since it is very light and insensitive to pressure and cold, I though it could perhaps be used for expeditions at high altitudes as poles for tents? However, you are the experts, and probably have better ideas.
(As for now, please do not consider costs or detailed technical feasibility.)
I am grateful for anyone who comes up with creative ideas and constructive criticism.