Accession Number:

AD0420071

Title:

TETHERED VERTICAL LIFT DEVICE.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ALTOSCAN CO LANDSDOWNE PA

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Report Date:

1958-11-28

Pagination or Media Count:

143.0

Abstract:

A simplified stability and control system for an electrically powered tethered flying platform, incorporating a new and novel method of tethering, is presented as part of an engineering investigation conducted on such a device for sustaining radar reflecting targets at altitude under a wide range of wind velocities. Analysis and flying model tests are utilized to derive and substantiate the performance and design features of the device. A preliminary design is presented for a tethered flying platform which fulfills the mission requirements for carrying radar targets. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE