Accession Number : ADA182346

Title :   Description and Capabilities of the Aeroballistic Research Facility.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Jan 79-Jan 87,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE ARMAMENT LAB EGLIN AFB FL

Personal Author(s) : Kittyle,Robert L ; Packard,James D ; Winchenbach,G L

PDF Url : ADA182346

Report Date : May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : The purpose of this report is to describe the Aeroballistic Research Facility located at Eglin AFB, FL, discuss the instrumentation systems contained in the facility along with the data analysis techniques used, and present typical data for various configurations that have been tested within the facility. The facility is a classic free-flight spark range containing orthogonal shadowgraph stations, corresponding chronograph system, and several supporting systems. The free-flight trajectories of various configurations are experimentally measured and analyzed using both linear theory techniques and nonlinear numerical integration methods. Typical results for a spin stabilized projectile, statically stable (fin) missile, and an aircraft model are presented for illustrative purposes. The facility has undergone numerous changes and improvements since it became operational in 1976 and it is expected that this process will continue into the future.

Descriptors :   *FREE FLIGHT TRAJECTORIES, *TEST FACILITIES, *AERODYNAMICS, INFRARED DETECTION, CONFIGURATIONS, SPIN STABILIZATION, STABILITY, INSTRUMENTATION, MAXIMUM LIKELIHOOD ESTIMATION, SPARK SHADOWGRAPH PHOTOGRAPHY

Subject Categories : Ballistics
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE