Accession Number:

AD0767588

Title:

Experiments in Small Rocket Deployment of 1000-Foot-Long Electrically Conducting Filaments.

Descriptive Note:

Instrumentation papers,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Report Date:

1973-07-10

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

A method of rapidly deploying long, electrically conducting filaments of metallized mylar in the air at selected altitudes was designed and tested to a limited extent. The mylar, specially wound in tight rolls, is loaded into small rocket pods and pyrotechnically ejected at predetermined altitudes. Aerodynamic forces decelerate the rolls and cauuse them to unfurl rapidly. The technique is intended for use in evaluating and possibly reducing lightning hazards to aerospace vehicles. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE