Accession Number : AD0699491
Title : AN INVESTIGATION OF THE MEANS OF ARRESTING A ROCKET PROPELLED VEHICLE TRAVELLING AT 1000 ft/s.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,
Corporate Author : ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)
Personal Author(s) : King,R. B. ; Randall,T. G.
Report Date : MAR 1969
Pagination or Media Count : 31
Abstract : An investigation was made of the possibility, should the retro-rocket fail, of arresting a rocket propelled vehicle travelling at 1000 ft/s. The evaluation was undertaken on the high speed test track at P. and E.E. Pendine. The main study was confined to the use of nylon materials as part of an arrester system but alternatives were considered. (Author)
Descriptors : (*SUPERSONIC AIRCRAFT, RAIN), (*AIRFRAMES, EROSION), (*ROCKET-PROPELLED SLEDS, *ARRESTING GEAR), (*TEST FACILITIES, ROCKET-PROPELLED SLEDS), SIMULATION, DECELERATION, NYLON, CORDAGE, RUBBER, FRICTION, TEST METHODS
Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE