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