AIAA ADS Conferences


3rd AIAA Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Technology Conference

El Centro, CA, September 23-25, 1968

Technical Report NO. 69-11 April 1969

Air Force Flight Test Center

Edwards Air Force Base, California

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VOLUME I

BANQUET SPEECH, W.B. Foster, 2 ANALYSIS OF PARACHUTE OPENING DYNAMICS WITH SUPPORTING WIND TUNNEL EXPERIMENTS, H. G. Heinrich, R. A. Noreen, 5 THEORY ON THE DYNAMICS OF BAG STRIP FOR A PARACHUTE DEPLOYMENT AIDED BY A PILOT CHUTE, R.A. Toni, 19 ON THE EFFECT OF VARIATIONS IN ALTITUDE ON THE OPENING SHOCK AND STABILITY OF PARACHUTES, F.O. Smetana, D.S. Miller, 29 THE INITIAL PHASE OF PARACHUTE INFLATION, K.E. French, 35 A CONTRIBUTION TO PARACHUTE INFLATION DYNAMICS, B.W. Roberts, 39 SUMMARY OF THE DEVELOPMENT STATUS OF ATTACHED INFLATABLE DECELERATORS, M.M. Mikulas, Jr., H.L. Bohon, 53 DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF A HEAVY DUTY 76-FT RIBBON PARACHUTE, I.T. Holt, 69 WAKE SURVEY OF POWERED AND UNPOWERED C-5A AIRCRAFT MODELS, G.C. DeSantis, T.F. Goodrick, 75 DEVELOPING THE FAST-OPENING PARACHUTE, R. E. Altgelt, J. A. Ward, 85 LIVE TESTING OF VARIOUS GLIDING DEVICES, E.D. Vickery, 95 SUMMARY OF EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE NASA PLANETARY ENTRY PARACHUTE PROGRAM, H.N. Murrow, J.C. McFall, Jr, 107 A THREE-MAN SPACE ESCAPE SYSTEM, J. Quillian, H. Bloom, B. Gerberg, J. Axelson, E. Dziedziula, and A. Carter, 127 PARACHUTE SYSTEM TO RECOVER SPINNING (250 RPS) 155-MM SHELL SUBJECTED TO 20,000 G'S LAUNCH CONDITIONS, W.B. Pepper, R.D. Fellerhoff, 145 A DISCUSSION OF GOVERNING DECELERATOR PERFORMANCE AND DESIGN PARAMETERS IN THE SUPERSONIC FLIGHT REGIME, W.C. Alexander, 153 SCIENTIFIC BALLOONING, A SURVEY, A.L. Morris, 161 RECENT THEORETICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES OF HIGH ALTITUDE BALLOON VERTICAL TRAJECTORIES, I. W. Dingwell, R. M. Lucas, 171 TETHERED BALLOONS: PRESENT AND FUTURE, Capt E. F. Young, 179 MATHEMATICAL MODEL FOR THE ASCENT AND DESCENT OF A HIGH-ALTITUDE TETHERED BALLOON, G.R. Doyles Jr, 191 INVESTIGATION OF THE PERFORMANCE OF SUPERPRESSURE BALLOONS FLOATING IN THE 300 - TO - 500 MILLIBAR REGION, T. F. Heinsheimer, R. Regipa, 203 A MID-AIR DEPLOYED BUOYANCY SUSPENSION SYSTEM FOR THE BRITEYE BATTLEFIELD ILLUMINATION FLARE, R.A. Pohl, 213 STATICS AND AERODYNAMICS OF LIFTING DECELERATORS, L. H. Townsend, 221 STEADY AND UNSTEADY SOLUTION OF THE FLOW FIELD OVER CONCAVE BODIES IN A SUPERSONIC FREE STREAM, R.A. Bastianon, 235

VOLUME II

THEORETICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES OF SUPERSONIC TURBULENT WAKES AND PARACHUTE PERFORMANCE, R.M. Nerem, D.W. Henke, 243 A SIMPLIFIED APPROACH TO THE DETERMINATION OF THE FLOW FIELD BEHIND AN AIRPLAINE, J.C. Muehlbauer, 255 DEVELOPMENT OF AN EXTREMELY LIGHT WEIGHT HIGH-ALTITUDE DECELERATOR, P.G. Niederer, 269 EXPERIMENTAL AERODYNAMICS OF A ROTOR ENTRY VEHICLE, A.D. Levin, R.C. Smith, 283 TENSILE IMPACT BEHAVIOR AT ELEVATED TEMPERATURES OF WEBBINGS, TAPES, AND RIBBONS FOR DECELERATORS, P.C. Opt, R. Coskren, 291 AN INVESTIGATION OF LOW PERMEABILITY FABRICS AND OF SUSPENSION AND CONTROL LINES FOR THE ALL-FLEXIBLE PARAWING, R. V. Lashbrook and C. M. Mabry, 309 TENSILE PROPERTIES OF FIBROUS MATERIALS AT STANDARD CONDITIONS AND VACUUM AT ELEVATED TEMPERATURES, S. Schulman, D. S. Johnstone, 315 THE APOLLO PAPACHUTE LANDING SYSTEM, T. W. Knacke, 329 A PARACHUTE RETROROCKET SYSTEM FOR LOW ALTITUDE AIRDROP OF CARGO AND OTHER SPECIAL APPLICATIONS, G. Chakoian, J.L. Michal, 339 PARAWING PRECISION AERIAL DELIVERY SYSTEM, J.E. Forehand, H.Q. Bair, 349 EVOLUTION OF THE RECOVERY SYSTEM FOR HIGH ALTITUDE SOUNDING ROCKETS, D.W. Johnson, 361 AN IMPROVED DECELERATOR SYSTEM FOR UPPER ATMOSPHERE SOUNDINGS, R.Olsen, G.J. Sloan, 369 STRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT OF AN IMPACT LIMITER SYSTEM FOR A MARS LANDING VEHICLE, A. C. Knoell, 377 THE MAGNUS ROTOR AS AN AERODYNAMIC DECELERATOR, J.D. Iverson, 385 DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPOSITE STRUCTURE HYPERSONIC PARACHUTE, W.B. Pepper, 397 EARLY DEVELOPMENT OF THE MANUALLY OPERATED PERSONNEL PARACHUTE, 1900 - 1919, D. Gold, 403 HEAVY LOAD RECOVERY FROM HIGH ALTITUDE BALLOON BORNE PLATFORMS, R. J. Niccum, Capt A. E. Aube, 417 STATUS OF RESEARCH ON PARAWING LIFTING DECELERATORS, W.C. Sleeman, Jr., T.G. Gainer, 425 A REVIEW OF PARAFOIL PROGRAMS, J. D. Nicolaides, R. J. Speelman, III, and G. L. C. Menard, 433 THE UNPOWERED ROTOR: A LIFTING DECELERATOR FOR SPACECRAFT RECOVERY, R.C. Smith, A.D. Levin, 453 PROGRESS REPORT ON LIFTING AERODYNAMIC DECELERATORS AND PANEL DISCUSSION, Moderator - Mr. H. C. Fish, 459