Accession Number : ADD006849

Title :   Re-Entry Vehicle Boundary Layer Transition Suppressor.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Quinville,James A

Report Date : 29 Jan 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Boundary layer transition is delayed on a re-entry vehicle by making use of the differential pressure that normally exists between the surface of a re-entry vehicle and the base region of the vehicle. Choked flow orifices are provided on the surface of the vehicle at the input to the internal ducting leading to the base region of the vehicle. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Reentry vehicles, *Boundary layer control, Boundary layer transition, Suppressors, Orifices, Suction slots

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Reentry Vehicles
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE