Investigation of a Deployable Polyurethane Foam Ground Impact Attenuation for Aerospace Vehicles. Volume I. FIAS Test Numbers 1 through 48.
Final technical rept. Jun 75-Nov 77,
AIR FORCE FLIGHT DYNAMICS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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An investigation was conducted to determine the feasibility of an advanced deployable impact attenuation system for use with aerospace vehicles. The operational parameters of the AQM-34V RPV were used as a basis for the determination of attenuator feasibility. A series of 91 tests were conducted to demonstrate the attenuation performance. The conclusion was that a deployable polyurethane foam impact attenuation system was eminently feasible for use in a premeditated recovery system such as used with the AQM-34V vehicle. Volume I of this report documents Tests numbers 1 through 48, and Volume II documents Tests numbers 49 through 91. Author
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