Accession Number:

AD0785134

Title:

Environmental Investigation of Pilot Propulsion Test Sled.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CORP COLUMBUS OHIO MISSILE SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

198.0

Abstract:

The objective of the program was to demonstrate the applicability of the Holloman test track for performing captive tests of a ramjet engine at realistic supersonic flight conditions and to provide sled design data for future sled-borne aero propulsion systems. This objective was achieved by designing a series of four track test systems to increasingly higher performance levels, the fourth of which culminated in propelling a structurally sound flight test missile payload to a sustained velocity in excess of 2600 ftsec for 3.6 seconds. The velocity profile is sufficient to proceed with ignition and testing of the payload ramjet engine. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE