Balloon Instrumentation Engineering and Development.
Final rept. 3 May 82-15 Jul 85,
TORONTO UNIV DOWNSVIEW (ONTARIO) INST FOR AEROSPACE STUDIES
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A 3-year Balloon Instrumentation RD effort is summarized. Approaches are described and results are given for the seven principal tasks that were successfully carried out 1 Ballast valve redesign 2 Development and refinement of tethered aerostat flight performance computer programs 3 Research into performance characteristics of the standard EV-13 helium valve 4 Development of a ground station and flight components of a balloon tracking system designed to work with the Omega navigational system 5 The design of an ultra-sensitive high altitude balloon motion sensing package 6 The development of tethered aerostat instrumentation package 7 The rehabilitation of a 45,000 cubic ft ILC Aerostat. It is concluded that the program was highly productive, providing the U.S. Air Force with new instruments and techniques to augment its balloon operational capabilities.
- Lighter-than-air Aircraft
- Atmospheric Physics