TEST OF TELESCOPING ANTENNAS FOR HIGH SPINRATE ROCKETS.
Scientific rept. no. 2,
UTAH UNIV SALT LAKE CITY UPPER AIR RESEARCH LABS
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This report presents the theoretical calculations and the results of a series of tests on 10 foot aluminum telescoping antennas to determine their suitability for use on high spin rockets. In particular, tests and calculations were made for a rocket the size of a Javelin with a spin rate of 10 rps. Tests were also made to determine the lowest spin rate sufficient to extend the antenna by centrifugal force. The calculations and tests indicated that 10 foot centrifugal erecting antennas were suitable for use on a Javelin type rocket having a spin rate between 2 and 10 rps. Author