Accession Number : AD0475025


Title :   TRAJECTORY CONSIDERATIONS OF AN AIRCRAFT TORPEDO WITH A GLIDING PARACHUTE.


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 63-Apr 65,


Corporate Author : MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS DEPT OF AERONAUTICS AND ENGINEERING MECHANICS


Personal Author(s) : Niccum, R. J. ; George, R. L. ; Nietz, T. C.


Report Date : SEP 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 26


Abstract : In order to achieve consistent torpedo impact conditions for a wide range of release conditions, utilization of a gliding parachute for stabilization and lift has been suggested. Trajectory calculations show that this objective can be achieved within certain limits. Wind tunnel experiments indicated that a parachute-torpedo combination can be stablized within the range of the required angle of attack. Roll and yaw stabilization of the parachute torpedo system has not been investigated. (Author)


Descriptors :   , (*AIRCRAFT TORPEDOES, PARACHUTES), (*TORPEDO TRAJECTORIES, PARACHUTES), STABILIZATION, LIFT, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, ANGLE OF ATTACK.


Subject Categories : TORPEDOES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE