Accession Number:

AD0263472

Title:

Launching and Alightment Systems for Aero-Space Vehicles

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Jun 1959-Jan 1961

Corporate Author:

PNEUMO DYNAMICS CORP GRAND RAPIDS MI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

136.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to investigate and derive concepts for alightment, attachment, and departure of advanced, extremely high-altitude flight vehicles. The following report describes the investigatory work, problems encountered, methods by which concepts were selected, and results of preliminary design integrity testing as applicable to specifically selected concept models. Results indicate that valuable data have been derived on the relative efficiency of the various types of shock mitigation systems as originally conceived through the efforts of this project. The basic framework for an evaluation technique by which the shock mitigation systems can be rated as to energy-absorbing capability and efficiency with regard to percentage of total mass of the system, has been provided. Additionally, through precision application of the laws of similitude in developing models of the most promising concepts, evidence has been provided as to the value of utilizing dynamic scaling as an important adjunct to the analytical techniques for preliminary design.

Subject Categories:

  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Ground Support Systems and Facilities for Space Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE