Base Vent Assembly for Entry Space Vehicles.
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC
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A base vent assembly for entry space vehicles having an access cover utilized in conjunction with a plurality of spaces and deflector member so as to establish a labyrinth vent adjacent the access opening of the entry vehicle. The labyrinth vent is created by carefully forming a passageway between the edge of the access opening and the access cover using spacers and carefully shaping of the innerface therebetween. Consequently a decrease in weight over a non-vented structure is created. Author
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