Accession Number : AD0609972

Title :   A DEVICE FOR REMOTELY DETERMINING THE INITIAL ACCELERATION OF VEHICLES.

Descriptive Note : Aerophysics research note no. 22,

Corporate Author : MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIV STATE COLLEGE

Personal Author(s) : CORNISH,J. J. ,III ; roberts,S. C.

Report Date : NOV 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : A device is described which enables the initial acceleration of vehicles from zero velocity to be easily determined. Essentially, the device consists of a pre-stretched cord, which is attached to the vehicle and which is unreeled from a rotating drum as the vehicle moves, and a timing and recording mechanism which displays a chart of the vehicles linear displacement as a function of time. Several examples are presented and the methods for reducing the data are given. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ACCELEROMETERS, REMOTE CONTROL), VEHICLES, AIRCRAFT, ACCELERATION, MEASUREMENT, DACRON, CORDAGE, ROTATION, CYLINDRICAL BODIES, TIMING DEVICES, RECORDING SYSTEMS, CALCULUS OF VARIATIONS, INSTRUMENTATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE