Definition of Tethered Balloon Systems
Scientific rept. no. 1
GOODYEAR AEROSPACE CORP AKRON OH
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An analytical investigation of the behavior of tethered balloons is in progress. The report covers balloon system definition for three design altitudes, 5,000, 10,000, and 20,000 feet above sea level. Three balloon shapes being considered are the Vee-Balloon, the Bateman and Jones BJ barrage balloon, and Goodyear Aerospace Corporation Model No. 1649 single-hull balloon. Tether constructions are Columbian Rope Companys NOLARO utilizing prestretched polyester filaments, and 9US Steel Corporations Amgal-Monitor AA wire ropes. Eight specific ballooncable combinations are defined, covering the three design altitudes. Total cable curve, downwind displacement, etc., have been calculated by computer program and results are tabulated. Aerodynamic characteristics, weight, inertias, and dynamic characteristics are developed and tabulated.
- Lighter-than-air Aircraft