Accession Number : ADA312892

Title :   Upgrade of the Ballistic Range Facilities at AEDC: Now Completed.

Corporate Author : ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFS TN

Personal Author(s) : Cable, A. J.

PDF Url : ADA312892

Report Date : JUN 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : This paper discusses the completion of the planned upgrading of the ballistic range facilities at AEDO. The AEDC Hypervelocity Testing Complex consists of (1.) a large 3.3-in.-bore two-stage light-gas launcher providing soft launch of models into the existing 930-ft-long Range G, with track guidance and model recovery, operational since April 1994; (2.) a 2.5-in.-bore two-stage light-gas launcher with performance comparable to the former Range G, launching models into a dedicated Impact Range which has been operational since January 1993; and (3.) a high-performance free-piston shock tunnel designed for stagnation pressures of 10,000 atm and stagnation temperatures of 10,0000 degrees K, operating at pressures up to 1,400 atm since April 1993.

Descriptors :   *GUIDED MISSILE LAUNCHERS, TEST AND EVALUATION, PISTONS, RECOVERY, HYPERVELOCITY IMPACT, MODELS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), TRACKING, GASES, LAUNCHING, GUIDANCE, GUIDED MISSILE RANGES, HYPERSONIC VELOCITY, STAGNATION TEMPERATURE, STAGNATION PRESSURE, SHOCK TUNNELS.

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE