Accession Number:

AD0921330

Title:

Aerodynamic and Performance Characteristics of the AFATL Trajectory Control Test Vehicle

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 26 Jul-18 Sep 1973

Corporate Author:

ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

85.0

Abstract:

The Air Force Armament Laboratory AFATL and the Arnold Engineering Development Center AEDC are participating in a joint effort to develop a trajectory control test vehicle TCTV. The vehicle is to be used as a test bed for various seeker, autopilot, and flap actuator systems now in development. The aerodynamic characteristics of the vehicle were obtained from wind tunnel tests using a 0.25-scale model and are presented for Mach numbers 0.5 to 1.05 at angles of attack to 20 deg. The control effectiveness parameters presented were obtained using a single flap test technique in the wind tunnel. Also the computer-generated flight performance is presented for a nominal launch condition.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Guided Missile Dynamics, Configurations and Control Surfaces
  • Air- and Space-Launched Guided Missiles
  • Aerial Bombs

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE