TESTS OF THE HT/IT PIP TERRIER RADOMES IN THE BLOWDOWN FACILITY, FOR GENERAL DYNAMICS/POMONA
GENERAL DYNAMICS DANGERFIELD TX ORDNANCE AEROPHYSICS LAB
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Document includes abstract only. Tests of the HTIT PIP Terrier radomes for the Pomona Division of General Dynamics Corporation were conducted at the Ordnance Aerophysics Laboratory in the Blowdown Facility Cell 6 during the period of 27 January through 14 February 1964. All radomes tested were the pointed nose radome assemblies. None of the 1.35 radius rounded nose radome assemblies were tested. A total pressuretemperature rake plus three steel calibration radomes were used to establish test conditions. Ten ceramic-type radome assemblies were tested at either 100, 110, or approximately 125 percent thermal stress. Some of the assemblies were yawed to either 12 or 14 12 degrees angle of attack during the run. Each model was tested in a Mach 2.44, free-jet airstream, at approximately sea level pressure conditions. Inner surface temperatures and loads were measured, and time histories were recorded. One steel calibration radome, and two ceramic type radome assemblies failed during the tests. Movies of all models were made throughout the tests.
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