Accession Number : AD0285398

Title :   REPORT ON PHASE II OF THE FEASIBILITY COMMITTEE FOR 200,000-FOOT ALTITUDE INSTRUMENTED HASP

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : PARKER,M.J. ; RAFF,S.J.

Report Date : AUG 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : Research concerns the production of an engineering design of a meteorological rocket head. The meteorological rocket is intended to be part of the High Altitude Sounding Projectile (HASP) family. The final results of the investigation were the successful firing of three instrumented HASP rounds in 1 3/8-in. diam. HASP heads using the 100,000-ft. rocket motor. This instrumented HASP used the so-called telemetering-only instrumentation. The temperature was measured by a bead thermistor and was telemetered to the ground instrumentation. Also included were: (a) the initiation of a contract to develop a miniature baroswitch for sensing pressure; (b) successful HASP wind--tunnel tests using pressures equivalent to 100,000-ft. altitude; (c) an extensive analysis of ROBIN, a Rocket Balloon Instrument; and (d) a complete analysis leading to designs for the descent device for the HASP instrument package. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SOUNDING ROCKETS, GUN LAUNCHERS, HIGH ALTITUDE, INSTRUMENTATION, METEOROLOGICAL BALLOONS, METEOROLOGICAL RADAR, RADAR CONFUSION REFLECTORS, ROCKET WARHEADS, TELEMETER SYSTEMS, UPPER ATMOSPHERE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE