Accession Number:

AD0402700

Title:

STUDY OF PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF BALLOONS AND BALLOON MATERIALS

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 25 Apr 1960-21 Dec 1962

Corporate Author:

KAYSAM CORP OF AMERICA PATERSON NJ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-12-21

Pagination or Media Count:

453.0

Abstract:

Contents Study of balloon films and their effect on balloon flight performance Study of the literature Study of raw materials Development of formulations with desirable film properties High-altitude balloon compounds Dual-purpose balloon compounds, Fast-rise balloon compounds Correlation of film properties with flight data. Effect of flight conditions on balloon film performance Effect of pre-elongation Effect of ozone Effect of infra-red radiation Effect of ultra-violet and other short-wave radiation Correlation of physical properties with flight performance Pre diction of balloon performance. Study of balloon configuration.

Subject Categories:

  • Lighter-than-air Aircraft
  • Plastics
  • Elastomers and Rubber

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE