Accession Number : AD0469695


Title :   DEVELOPMENT OF A RECOVERY BODY FOR THE AMRAD PROJECT


Corporate Author : ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL SYSTEMS RESEARCH DIRECTORATE


Personal Author(s) : Tom, H C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/469695.pdf


Report Date : 15 Aug 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 41


Abstract : This report describes the design and development of the AMRAD Target Project, Experiment I, recovery body which is used to return a tape recorder containing valuable research data from a suborbital missile flight flown to investigate radar re-entry phenomena. Both impact-type bodies utilizing no deceleration devices or location aids and parachute-type recovery bodies were evaluated. The final design was a recoverable nose cone utilizing a colored, radar-reflective, metallized parachute, a radio beacon, and a flashing light (for night missions) as recovery aids. High-altitude drop tests from 45,000 feet under nighttime conditions confirm the workability of the design.


Descriptors :   *REENTRY VEHICLES , DECELERATION , DROP TESTS , FLASH LAMPS , HYPERSONIC TEST VEHICLES , INSTRUMENTATION , NOSE CONES , PARACHUTE DESCENTS , RADAR REFLECTORS , RADIO BEACONS , RECORDING SYSTEMS , RECOVERY , TAPES , TEST VEHICLES , VISUAL SIGNALS


Subject Categories : Guided Missile Reentry Vehicles


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE