Accession Number:

ADA053391

Title:

Hardened RV Development Program. Phase III. SAMS/TATER Heatshield/Antenna Window Flight Test Program

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 3 Nov 75-30 Sep 76

Corporate Author:

PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATES INC SANTA ANA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

64.0

Abstract:

The objective of this program was to determine the response of heatshield and antenna window materials in the SAMSTATER ablationerosion environment. One clear air and three weather flights were successfully launched during the FY76 SAMSTATER Program. Heatshield and antenna windows were recovered from three of the flights and subjected to post-flight analysis. This report describes the materials that were tested, presents post-flight recession measurements and observations, and compares coupled ablationerosion flight performance with 50 MW ablation only test data. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Guided Missile Reentry Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE