Accession Number:

AD0258782

Title:

DEVELOPMENT OF HYPERVELOCITY RANGE TECHNIQUES AT ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARO INC ARNOLD AFS TN

Report Date:

1961-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

77.0

Abstract:

Open-ended Terms Aeroballistic ranges. Development of a hypervelocity launcher and range instrumentation in preparation for operation of a 1000-ft aeroballistic facility is described. A method was evolved for the gas-dynamics design of 2-stage, light gas launchers. Performance, limitations, and mechanical design features of such launchers are discussed. Instrumentation developments include 1 projectile radiation actuated detector and spark trigger, 2 simple, Fresnel-lens shadowgraph performing satisfactorily at projectile speeds of 26,000 ftsec, 3 telemeter capable of transmitting model pressure measurements at launch accelerations of 200,000 g, and 4 microwave velocity measuring technique.

Subject Categories:

  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE