Accession Number:

ADA070077

Title:

Investigation of a Deployable Polyurethane Foam Ground Impact Attenuation for Aerospace Vehicles. Volume I. FIAS Test Numbers 1 through 48.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Jun 75-Nov 77,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE FLIGHT DYNAMICS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

127.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Pilotless Aircraft
  • Research and Experimental Aircraft
  • Plastics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE