ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN
Static force tests were conducted in the 40-in. supersonic tunnel of the von Karman Gas Dynamics Facility on a separable-nose crew escape capsule having cold flow simulation of the separation rocket jet plume. Data were obtained at Mach numbers from 1.5 to 6 at angles of attack from -30 to 30 deg and angles of sideslip from -15 to 15 deg. Reynolds number, based on a model length of 18.1 in., ranged from 1,360,000 to 12,300,000. Selected results are presented showing the effects of the rocket exhaust jet on the static stability and drag characteristics of the vehicle.
Technical rept. 2 Jun 1965-17 Jan 1966 on Phase 1
Prepared in cooperation with ARO, Inc., Tullahoma, Tenn.