Accession Number:

ADA355806

Title:

Increased Launching Capabilities at AEDC's Range/Track G*,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFS TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

In 1993 AEDOs Hypervelocity RangeTrack G went through a major upgrade to its model launching capability. A large. two-stage light gas gun with a 3.3-in. 84 mm-bore launch tube was installed to provide a soft launch capability unmatched anywhere else in the world. Soft launch capability means subjecting the launch package to the minimum peak acceleration load for any given package weight and launch velocity. This capability allows the customer to launch the highest fidelity package possible at his conditions. The heart of this launching capability is a 14-in. 356 mm pumping system that deliver even greater capability than the initial design goal.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE