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THE AN/AMQ-27 ( ) METEOROLOGICAL STATION, AUTOMATIC.
Final rept. Feb 1967-Aug 1969
PACKARD-BELL ELECTRONICS CORP NEWBURY PARK CA SPACE AND SYSTEMS DIV
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The report describes the design and development of an air droppable weather station the ANAMQ-27 Meteorological Station, Automatic. The Station grew out of a requirement for meteorological measurements in hostile or inaccessible areas. The Stations deployment vehicle mimics an autogyro when dropped from an aircraft. The main rotor blades control descent rate, while a set of counter rotating blades provide vertical stability. Upon touchdown, the impact spear embeds itself in the earth, thereby, keeping the system upright. Since there are no highly mechanized devices required for arming the system, the station is operational at impact. This report covers in detail, the problems and their solutions that were encountered as this program progressed to its completion.
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