Accession Number : ADA323780
Title : High Altitude Balloon Dummy Drops. Part 1 The Unstabilized Dummy Drops.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,
Corporate Author : WRIGHT AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
Personal Author(s) : Madson, Raymond A.
PDF Url : ADA323780
Report Date : OCT 1957
Pagination or Media Count : 44
Abstract : The characteristics of instrumented dummies carried aloft to predetermined altitudes were studied during the free fall in unstabilized situations. These were observed to assume an attitude permitting spins about a transverse axis, and the angular velocities recorded on accelerometers exceeded rates compatible with human tolerance. This study justifies further tests to develop a method of stabilizing a man descending from high altitudes.
Descriptors : *HIGH ALTITUDE, *PARACHUTE DESCENTS, *FREE FALL MODELS, ACCELEROMETERS, AERODYNAMIC STABILITY, DROP TESTS, EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL), AVIATION SAFETY, OXYGEN CONSUMPTION, PARACHUTISTS, BALLOONS, ACCELERATION TOLERANCE, COLD TOLERANCE, PARACHUTE JUMPING, PARACHUTE CANOPIES, FALLING BODIES.
Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
Gliders and Parachutes
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE