An Analysis of the Dynamic and Aerodynamic Performance of a Self- Deploying Articulated Autorotor Decelerator
EDGEWOOD ARSENAL ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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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.