Accession Number:

ADA007218

Title:

Determination of Coefficient of Drag for a 530,000 Cubic Foot Natural Shape Balloon.

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.,

Corporate Author:

DELTA RESEARCH CORP ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-06-28

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

Tow tests were conducted on a 530,000 cubic foot natural shape balloon for the purpose of estimating the aerodynamic drag coefficient of this balloon over a wider range of relative wind speeds than the 8.5 to 12.0 knot tests conducted in previous experiments. These tests are part of a series of investigations conducted to evaluate the feasibility of utilizing a natural shape balloon system in ship-to-shore cargo transport.

Subject Categories:

  • Lighter-than-air Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE