A Minimum Weight Analysis of Aerospace Vehicle Recovery Systems.
Final rept. Nov 74-Jun 75,
AIR FORCE FLIGHT DYNAMICS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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This report presents an algorithm for determining the minimum weight of an aerospace vehicle recovery system. The weight of the recovery system composed of parachute and impact attenuation subsystems is examined for the effects of advanced technologies including Kevlar materials and advanced attenuators. The vehicle description for input to the algorithm consisting of recovered weight, maximum acceleration, and characteristic length allows the algorithm to be applied to a large variety of aerospace vehicles and payloads. The algorithm provides optimized component weights and operating characteristics. Author
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