Accession Number:

AD0256504

Title:

POLYESTER FILM BELTS

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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON D C

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Report Date:

1961-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Successful application of oriented-polyester film belts has been demonstrated in the Atlas-Score, Vanguard II, and Tiros I satellite tape recorders. Better performance of recorders in future NASA meteorological satellites may be expected if polyester film is used. Fatigue resistance, high stress tolerance, uniformity, and ability to be driven by extremely small pulleys are some of the many properties which make these belts superior for use in a number of mechanical instrumentation and power transmission applications. The objective of this paper is to indicate performance based on a limited number of tests to suggest design criteria and to describe fabrication procedure, applications, and superior characteristics. The belts have essentially flat and homogeneous cross sections and are fabricated from sheet Mylar in thicknesses of 12 to 10 mils. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE