Accession Number:

AD0416774

Title:

WIND PROTECTION FOR RADIOSONDE BALLOONS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-08-02

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The distinguishing peculiarity of the described wind-protection consists in its being designed in the form of an ellipsoid with asymmetrical halves, assembled from metallic tubes bent in the form of an arc. The tubes of the lower half of the ellipsoid have thick elastic material stretched over them and are fastened immovable on terminal collars with an opening for the outlet of the balloon, and the tubes of the upper half of the ellipsoid have stretched over them a thin material and are fastened movable on the same kind of collars. The wind protection of such a design simplifies the process of filling and exhausting the balloons. Besides the converging arcs of the upper half of the ellipsoidal wind protection are provided with a lock securing them when closed.

Subject Categories:

  • Lighter-than-air Aircraft
  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE