Hardened RV Development Program. Phase IV. Vehicle Recovery Technology Wind Tunnel Tests.
Final rept. 11 May 76-31 Mar 77,
PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATES INC SANTA ANA CALIF
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A study of mass-jettison-drogue ICBM nosetip recovery vehicles was conducted, followed by wind tunnel tests of the configurations that appeared most attractive. Various combinations of vehicle and nosetip geometry were tested in AEDC tunnel A at Mach numbers from 3 to 5 and Reynolds numbers 2,000,000ft to 4,000,000ft. Heat transfer data was taken to assure that turbulent flow over the entire model was achieved however, the primary goal of the tests was force data. Author
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