Accession Number:

AD0274641

Title:

STUDY OF INSTRUMENTATION AND TECHNIQUES FOR MONITORING VEHICLE AND EQUIPMENT ENVIRONMENTS AT HIGH ALTITUDES. VOLUME II. EFFECTS OF HIGH-ALTITUDE ENVIRONMENTS ON VEHICLES AND EQUIPMENT

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RADIO CORP OF AMERICA CAMDEN N J

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Report Date:

1960-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

EQUIPMENT, Electrical equipment, Communication systems, Auxiliary power plants, Closed-cycle ecological systems. Shock, Aerodynamic heat ing, Meteorites. Identifiers X-15, Dyna-Soar, Mercury. Environments are presented which were determined to be deleterious to the vehicle. A chart is presented which indicates which of the environments affects the various materials and subsystems. An analysis was made of the effects of the environments on such materials as metals, plastics, ceramics, elastomers, surface coating materials, lubricants, and hydraulic fluids. An analysis was made of the environmental effects on vehicle subsystems taken from the X-15, DynaSoar, and Mercury Systems. The subsystems are typical of those to be used in future high altitude vehicles. The subsystems analyzed are structure, flight control, communications, environmental control, escape, and auxiliary power units. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE