Accession Number : ADD007984

Title :   Base Vent Assembly for Entry Space Vehicles.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Charette,Ray O ; Yates,Elmer J

Report Date : 18 Nov 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A base vent assembly for entry space vehicles having an access cover utilized in conjunction with a plurality of spaces and deflector member so as to establish a labyrinth vent adjacent the access opening of the entry vehicle. The labyrinth vent is created by carefully forming a passageway between the edge of the access opening and the access cover using spacers and carefully shaping of the innerface therebetween. Consequently a decrease in weight over a non-vented structure is created. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Vents, *Reentry vehicles, Heating, Aerodynamic heating, Inventions

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE