Accession Number : AD0474759


Title :   FAST-RISE RADAR-REFLECTIVE BALLOON.


Descriptive Note : Quarterly progress rept. no. 1, 1 May-31 Aug 65,


Corporate Author : KAYSAM CORP OF AMERICA PATERSON NJ


Personal Author(s) : Sterne, Frank ; Kantor, John


Report Date : Aug 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 18


Abstract : The object is to design and develop a fast-rise radar-reflective balloon capable of ascending to 100,000 feet during the day and night at 1,700 feet per minute, to supply 50 sample type, 68 preliminary type, and 65 final type balloons. Both day and night flights have been made with fast-rise balloon vehicles. Basically, the vehicle consisted of a high-altitude balloon inside a low-altitude balloon which had a tail attached to it. Four of the six daytime flights reached an altitude of at least 116,900 feet, at not less than 1,894 feet per minute. The night flights did not meet the flight specifications. Three flights were conducted with Suchy tetrahedral corner radar reflectors inside the tail sections. (Author)


Descriptors :   *RADAR REFLECTORS , *BALLOONS , RADAR TARGETS , RADAR REFLECTIONS , SPECIFICATIONS , MANUFACTURING , HIGH ALTITUDE , FLIGHT TESTING , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , NIGHT FLIGHT , RADAR CORNER REFLECTORS


Subject Categories : Lighter-than-air Aircraft
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE