Accession Number : AD0276108

Title :   NOTES ON TEST SLED MEASUREMENTS AT THE HOLLOMAN TRACK

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s) : HUGHES,GORDON ; LEEDHAM,CLIVE D.

Report Date : JAN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The quality of seeing at the Holloman track, being basic to all optical measurement methods to be described, has been measured. An analysis of possible optical systems for yaw, pitch, and roll measurement is reported. Based on this analysis, one optical measurement method is proposed for each attitude component. TheANALYSIS OF SPACE TIME DATA FOR TEST PACKAGE VIBRATIONS IS DISCUSSED IN TERMS OF THE SPACING OF VELOCITY MEASURING POINTS ALONG THE TRACK. A method is proposed to measure test package velocity rather than sled velocity relative to the track. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ROCKET SLEDS, *TRACKS (AERODYNAMICS), LIGHT, OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, PITCH (MATERIAL), PITCH (MOTION), REFRACTION, ROLL, SHOCK WAVES, SUPERSONIC TEST VEHICLES, VELOCITY, VIBRATION, VISIBILITY, VISUAL ACUITY, YAW

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE