Accession Number : AD0895880

Title :   The 80-Foot Rotating Test Boom and Circular Water Channel Test Facility.

Descriptive Note : Research technical memo.,

Corporate Author : AEROJET ENGINEERING CORP AZUSA CA

Personal Author(s) : Lucken, E. G. ; Gongwer, C. A.

Report Date : 18 FEB 1949

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The 80-foot rotating test boom and circular water channel test facility permits dynamic testing of underwater propulsion devices, mounted in test vehicles and comparable in size to full scale torpedoes, at speeds above the maximum of existing propeller driven torpedoes. Variable-speed power-drive of the boom is provided by means of a 250 hp induction motor, and a variable speed fluid drive. Provision was made for complete remote control of the boom and test units, and for electric transmission of all instrumentation to the 'ashore' control and observation room. The facility is complete in itself and permits high-speed long-duration tests of underwater propulsion devices. (Author)

Descriptors :   *UNDERWATER PROPULSION), (*TEST FACILITIES, CONTROL SYSTEMS, BOOMS(EQUIPMENT), HYDROPULSE ENGINES, VELOCITY, WATER TUNNELS, MODEL BASINS, TELEMETER SYSTEMS, TORPEDO MODELS, TEST METHODS, ORDNANCE LABORATORIES, UNDERWATER ORDNANCE.

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE