Accession Number : AD0370542

Title :   STRUCTURAL DESIGN CRITERIA FOR HIGH SUPERSONIC TARGET DRONE VEHICLE,

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED AIRCRAFT CORP VAN NUYS CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Kesilis,S. P.

Report Date : 06 MAY 1955

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The structural design criteria presented formulates a general outline of basic parameters, i.e., load factor, speed, altitude, etc., such as to insure the structural integrity of the XQ-5 high supersonic target drone missile. Selection of the pertinent basic parameters is governed by mission fulfillment and appraisal of data obtained from the MX-883 Project. Where applicable, the philosophy established by MIL Specification 5700 series was followed, modified to reflect the differing requirements of missiles as compared with piloted aircraft. This report is dividied into sections as follows: Basic Flight Criteria, Recovery System, Wing Loads, Fuselage Loads, Booster Loads, Horizontal Tail Loads, Vertical Tail Loads, Handling and Transportation, Factor of Safety, and Allowable Stresses. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TARGET DRONES, DESIGN), HANDLING, AERIAL TARGETS (U) SUPERSONIC TEST VEHICLES, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, ALTITUDE, AERODYNAMIC LOADING, DROGUE PARACHUTES, STRESSES, STABILIZERS(HORIZONTAL TAIL SURFACE), TAILS(AIRCRAFT), AERIAL RUDDERS, RECOVERABLE BOOSTER MOTORS, RAMJET ENGINES, ASCENT TRAJECTORIES, BOOSTER ROCKETS

Subject Categories : Gliders and Parachutes
      Guided Missiles
      Rockets
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE