Accession Number:

ADA066095

Title:

Hardened RV Development Program. Phase IV. Vehicle Recovery Technology Wind Tunnel Tests.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 11 May 76-31 Mar 77,

Corporate Author:

PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATES INC SANTA ANA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

84.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Gliders and Parachutes
  • Guided Missile Reentry Vehicles
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE