Accession Number:

AD0734309

Title:

An Analysis of the Dynamic and Aerodynamic Performance of a Self- Deploying Articulated Autorotor Decelerator

Descriptive Note:

Special publication

Corporate Author:

EDGEWOOD ARSENAL ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

189.0

Abstract:

The articulated autorotor decelerator is a device intended to provide retardation and stability to air delivered stored. This unique device, combining aerodynamics, dynamics, and gyroscopics, shows promise of having a significant potential in the decelerator field. Limited wind tunnel tests using small models indicate that this device gives the largest drag coefficient, based on solidity factor and tip speed ratio considerations, of any known decelerator, including parachutes.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE