Implanted Boundary Layer Trip.
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC
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This patent discloses a technique for monitoring the ablation symmetry of a reentry vehicle by implanting a boundary layer trip material into the nose-tip surfaces of the re-entry vehicles nose cone. The implantation material is characterized by a density that is usually greater and surface roughness that is greater than that which characterizes the material forming the main portion of the nose cone.
- Refractory Fibers
- Laminates and Composite Materials
- Guided Missile Reentry Vehicles
- Fluid Mechanics