Accession Number : AD0015178


Title :   WIND TUNNEL INVESTIGATION OF THE RS-9 METEOR AT MACH NUMBER 2.87


Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD


Personal Author(s) : Clancy, T M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/015178.pdf


Report Date : 03 Jun 1952


Pagination or Media Count : 54


Abstract : The tests were made to determine the stability and control characteristics of the RS-9 Meteor at M = 2.87. Five-component force data comprising pitch, yaw, and roll were obtained, and control-effectiveness characteristics were determined with the control surfaces of the horizontal and vertical canards fixed at 8 deg, 16 deg, and 24 deg. The rollerons on the wings had fixed deflections of 8 deg, 16 deg, and 24 deg. An unstable condition at angles of attack greater than about 14 deg was attributed to the production of tip vortices by the canard antennas.


Descriptors :   *YAW , *SUPERSONIC CHARACTERISTICS , *CANARD CONFIGURATIONS , GUIDED MISSILE ANTENNAS , CONTROL SURFACES , WIND TUNNEL TESTS , DEFLECTION


Subject Categories : Guided Missile Dynam, Config & Cntrl Surfaces


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE