Accession Number : AD0785134

Title :   Environmental Investigation of Pilot Propulsion Test Sled.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CORP COLUMBUS OHIO MISSILE SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Glaser,Alva Roy

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 198

Abstract : The objective of the program was to demonstrate the applicability of the Holloman test track for performing captive tests of a ramjet engine at realistic supersonic flight conditions and to provide sled design data for future sled-borne aero propulsion systems. This objective was achieved by designing a series of four track test systems to increasingly higher performance levels, the fourth of which culminated in propelling a structurally sound flight test missile payload to a sustained velocity in excess of 2600 ft/sec for 3.6 seconds. The velocity profile is sufficient to proceed with ignition and testing of the payload ramjet engine. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Test facilities, *Sleds, *Ramjet engines, *Captive tests, Supersonic characteristics, Velocity, Ignition, Payload, Aerodynamic loading, Mathematical models

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE