Accession Number:

AD0259457

Title:

AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF DATA CAPSULE EJECTION THROUGH A NOSE-CONE TRAILING WAKE

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

1961-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

The problem of secondary body ejection through a primary bodys trailing wake has been experimentally investigated in a ballistic firing range. Specifically, the ICBM Mark 2 nose cone and its associated R and D data capsule have been studied to quantitatively ascertain the integrated wake-capsule interaction phenomena which occur during separation of the two bodies. It is shown, that in the model system, capsule escape from the nose cone will not result if initial ejection velocities are not sufficiently large. In terms of the full scale system, a wake function is generated from the test data which can adequately serve to modify the nose cone-capsule separation trajectory equations to account for the presence of the wake, and thus insure capsule escape. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE