Accession Number : AD0370417

Title :   PLAN FOR Z(XQ-5)ZTARGET TEST FLIGHTZ(2(XQ5-3)1)Z.

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED AIRCRAFT CORP VAN NUYS CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Hall,G. B.

Report Date : 21 DEC 1956

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : This test plan is for flight 2(XQ5-3)1, the second of a series of test flights designed to demonstrate the performance and recovery capabilities of the XQ-5 Target System and to provide design evaluation data. This test flight plan is essentially the same as that for flight 1(XQ5-1)1. As a result of flight 1(XQ5-1)1 structural modifications and an improved instrumentation schedule have been incorporated. A standard target has been modified to accomodate test equipment by incorporating a longer nose section. This target is designated XQ5-3. Instrumentation will include one FM/FM and one PWM/FM telemeter system transmitting information from approximately 90 sources. In addition to the telemeter system, cameras in the target, in the launch aircraft, and on the ground will document preflight, inflight, recovery, and postflight operations, characteristics, and conditions. Performance of the target during the test will furnish data to evaluate the test objectives and provide information to be used in planning subsequent flights. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TARGET DRONES, FLIGHT TESTING), RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, AERIAL TARGETS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) (U) RECOVERY, FREQUENCY MODULATION, PULSE DURATION MODULATION, PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORDING SYSTEMS, TELEMETER SYSTEMS, ASCENT TRAJECTORIES, COMMAND GUIDANCE, FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, RAMJET ENGINES, WEIGHT, RAMJET TEST VEHICLES

Subject Categories : Pilotless Aircraft
      Research and Experimental Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE