Experiments in Small Rocket Deployment of 1000-Foot-Long Electrically Conducting Filaments.
AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS
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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
- Safety Engineering
- Unmanned Spacecraft