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A table of correspondence SAO-HD-DM-GC was prepared by Morin (1973). The machine-readable version of this cross identification was obtained from the Centre de Donnees Stellaires (Strasbourg, France). The table was sorted at the Goddard Space Flight Center by HD number and all blank HD number records were removed to produce the HD-SAO-DM table presented. There were 258997 entries in the original table; there are 180411 entries after removing the blank HD records. The Boss General Catalogue (GC)...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ASTRONOMICAL CATALOGS, CELESTIAL REFERENCE SYSTEMS, STARS,...
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The fracture toughness and fatigue flaw growth characteristics of 2024-T861 and 2124-T851 aluminum were evaluated under plane stress conditions. Center cracked tension specimens were employed to evaluate these properties under a number of different test conditions which included variations in specimen thickness, specimen orientation, test environment, and initial flaw size. The effect of buckling was also investigated for all tests of thin gage specimens, and the effect of frequency and stress...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ALUMINUM ALLOYS, CRACK INITIATION, FRACTURE MECHANICS,...
The October 1994 revision of the KSC Toxic Substances Registry System (TSRS) Material Safety Data Sheets (MSD's) is presented. The listed MSD's which were submitted to the TSRS are maintained by the Base Operations Contractors of the Biomedical Operations and Research Office of KSC. The purpose of the index is to provide a means of accessing information on the hazards associated with the toxic and otherwise hazardous chemicals stored and used at KSC. Indices are provided for manufacturers,...
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The NASA End-to-End Data System (NEEDS) concept to achieve the required improvement in data systems capability where this activity may be subdivided into a logical set of development activities is reviewed.
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A cumulative bibliography on heat pipe research and development projects is presented. The subjects discussed are: (1) general information, (2) heat pipe applications, (3) heat pipe theory, (4) design and fabrication, (5) testing and operation, (6) subject and author index, and (7) heat pipe related patents.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), HEAT PIPES, RESEARCH PROJECTS, TECHNICAL WRITING, EQUIPMENT...
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This bibliography is a compilation of approximately 4,300 selected references on energy and energy related topics. The references are arranged by date, with the latest works first, in the following subject categories: (1) energy and power - general; resources, supply/demand, and forecasting; policy, legislation, and regulation; research and development; environment; consumption and economics; and conservation, (2) energy and power sources - general, fossil fuels, hydrogen and methanol, organic...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ENERGY POLICY, ELECTRIC POWER TRANSMISSION, ENERGY...
The access of charged particles to the earth from space through the geomagnetic field has been of interest since the discovery of the cosmic radiation. The early cosmic ray measurements found that cosmic ray intensity was ordered by the magnetic latitude and the concept of cutoff rigidity was developed. The pioneering work of Stoermer resulted in the theory of particle motion in the geomagnetic field, but the fundamental mathematical equations developed have 'no solution in closed form'. This...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), CHARGED PARTICLES, PARTICLE TRAJECTORIES, PARTICLE MOTION,...
Computational Fluid Dynamic studies of a rigid parawing at Mach numbers from 0.8 to 4.65 were carried out using three established inviscid, viscous and independent panel method codes. Pressure distributions along four chordwise sections of the wing were compared to experimental wind tunnel data gathered from NASA technical reports. Results show good prediction of the overall trends and magnitudes of the pressure distributions for the inviscid and viscous solvers. Pressure results for the panel...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), PROGRAM VERIFICATION (COMPUTERS), COMPUTATIONAL FLUID...
An ultrasonic rock-abrasion tool (URAT) was developed using the same principle of ultrasonic/sonic actuation as that of the tools described in two prior NASA Tech Briefs articles: Ultrasonic/ Sonic Drill/Corers With Integrated Sensors (NPO-20856), Vol. 25, No. 1 (January 2001), page 38 and Ultrasonic/ Sonic Mechanisms for Drilling and Coring (NPO-30291), Vol. 27, No. 9 (September 2003), page 65. Hence, like those tools, the URAT offers the same advantages of low power demand, mechanical...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ULTRASONICS, ABRASION, DRILLING, ROCKS, AXIAL LOADS,...
This document describes the results and analysis of the formal evaluation plan for the Honeywell software tool developed under the NASA AWIN (Aviation Weather Information) 'Weather Avoidance using Route Optimization as a Decision Aid' project. The software tool aims to provide airline dispatchers with a decision aid for selecting optimal routes that avoid weather and other hazards. This evaluation compares and contrasts route selection performance with the AWIN tool to that of subjects using a...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL, FLIGHT PLANS,...
Accurate estimates of the emissions and distribution of black carbon (BC) in the region referred to here as Southeastern Asia (70degE-l50degE, 11degS-55degN) are critical to studies of the atmospheric environment and climate change. Analysis of modeled BC concentrations compared to in situ observations indicates levels are underestimated over most of Southeast Asia when using any of four different emission inventories. We thus attempt to reduce uncertainties in BC emissions and improve BC model...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AEROSOLS, CLIMATE CHANGE, BIOMASS BURNING, IN SITU...
For abstract, see N75-28103.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), BUTT JOINTS, GAPS, SPACE SHUTTLES, THERMAL PROTECTION, WIND...
Experimental transition data files from a wind tunnel test on a 1/4.622 Froude scale hingeless rotor, tilt rotor model are reported.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), RIGID ROTORS, SCALE MODELS, TILT ROTOR RESEARCH AIRCRAFT...
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The rewinsonde sounding program for the AVE-SESAME 5 experiment is described and tubulated data at 25 mb intervals are presented for the 23 National Weather Service stations and 20 special stations participating in the experiment. Soundings were taken at 3-hr intervals beginning at 1200 GMT on May 20, 1979, and ending at 1200 GMT on may 21, 1979 (nine sounding times). A tenth sounding was teken at many special stations between 2100 and 0000 GMT on May 20. The method of processing is discussed,...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, METEOROLOGICAL PARAMETERS, RAWINSONDES,...
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The historical development of NACA airfoils is briefly reviewed. New data are presented that permit the rapid calculation of the approximate pressure distributions for the older NACA four-digit and five-digit airfoils by the same methods used for the NACA 6-series airfoils. The general methods used to derive the basic thickness forms for NACA 6 and 7-series airfoils together with their corresponding pressure distributions are presented. Detail data necessary for the application of the airfoils...
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For abstract, see N74-28802.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), CATALOGS (PUBLICATIONS), EARTH RESOURCES INFORMATION SYSTEM,...
Tabulated data from a series of experimental studies of the interaction of a shock wave with a turbulent boundary layer in axisymmetric flow configurations is presented. The studies were conducted at the walls of circular wind tunnels and on the cylindrical centerbody of an annular flow channel. Detailed pitot pressure profiles and wall static pressure profiles upstream of, within and downstream of the interaction region are given. Results are presented for flows at nominal freestream Mach...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, SHOCK WAVE INTERACTION, SUCTION,...
Final performance test data for the thematic mapper flight model multiplexer are presented in tables. Aspects covered include A/D thresholds for bands 5, 6, and 7; cross talk; the thermistor; bilevel commands signal parameters; A/D threshold ambient, voltage margin low bus; serial data and bit clock parameters; and the wire check. Tests were conducted at ambient temperature.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), LANDSAT 4, MULTIPLEXING, MULTISPECTRAL BAND SCANNERS,...
The program was designed to provide solutions of engineering accuracy for determining the aerodynamic loads on single- or multiple-lifting-surface configurations that represent vehicles in subsonic flight, e.g., wings, wing-tail, wing-canard, lifting bodies, etc. The preparation is described of the input data, associated input arrangement, and the output format for the program data, including specification of the various operational details of the program such as array sizes, tape numbers...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AERODYNAMIC LOADS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, LIFTING BODIES, VORTEX...
The AVSSE I Experiment and is described tabulated rawinsonde data is presented for 25-mb intervals from the surface to 25mb for the 24 stations participating in the experiment. Soundings were taken between 1200 GMT, April 27, and 1200 GMT, April 28, 1975. Brief discussions are given on the methods of data processing and accuracy. Synoptic charts prepared from the data are presented, as well as an example of contact data.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), BALLOON SOUNDING, STORMS (METEOROLOGY), SYNOPTIC MEASUREMENT,...
A Langley-built 0.015-scale SSV orbiter configuration with remote independently operated left and right elevon surfaces was tested in the NASA/Langley Research Center Low Turbulence Pressure Tunnel. A detailed aerodynamic data base was obtained for the current shuttle orbiter configuration. Special attention was directed to definition of Reynolds number effects on nonlinear aerodynamic characteristics of the orbiter. Small increments in angle of attack, sideslip, and elevon/aileron position...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AERODYNAMIC STABILITY, LOW SPEED, SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITERS,...
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A catalog of star images was compiled from images obtained by an NRL Far-Ultraviolet Camera/Spectrograph operated from 21 to 23 April 1972 on the lunar surface during the Apollo-16 mission. These images were scanned on a microdensitometer, and the output recorded on magnetic tapes. The catalog is divided into 11 parts, covering ten fields in the sky (the Sagittarius field being covered by two parts), and each part is headed by a constellation name and the field center coordinates. The errors in...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ASTRONOMICAL CATALOGS, ASTRONOMICAL SPECTROSCOPY, FAR...
Equilibrium thermodynamic and flow properties are presented in tabulated and graphical form for moving, standing, and reflected normal shock waves into helium-hydrogen mixtures representative of proposed outer planet atmospheres. The volumetric compositions of these mixtures are 0.35He-0.65H2, 0.20He-0.80H2, and 0.05He-0.95H2. Properties include pressure, temperature, density, enthalpy, speed of sound, entropy, molecular-weight ratio, isentropic exponent, velocity, and species mole fractions....
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), FLOW VELOCITY, GAS MIXTURES, GRAPHS (CHARTS), HELIUM,...
Computer programs are presented which are capable of calculating detailed aerodynamic loadings and pressure distributions acting on pitched and rolled supersonic missile configurations which utilize bodies of circular or elliptical cross sections. The applicable range of angle of attack is up to 20 deg, and the Mach number range is 1.3 to about 2.5. Effects of body and fin vortices are included in the methods, as well as arbitrary deflections of canard or fin panels.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), BODY-WING AND TAIL CONFIGURATIONS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MISSILE...
Operational and configuration checks for the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project are presented. The checks include: backup crew prelaunch, prime crew prelaunch, boost and insertion, G and C reference data, G and N reference modes, rendezvous, navigation, Apollo-Soyuz operations, abort procedures, and emergency procedures.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), APOLLO SOYUZ TEST PROJECT, CHECKOUT, ABORTED MISSIONS,...
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The various types of materials related data that exist at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and compiled into databases which could be accessed by all the NASA centers and by other contractors, are presented.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), DATA BASES, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, FERROUS METALS, NONFERROUS...
The Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS's) listed in this index reflect product inventories and associated MSDS's which were submitted to the Toxic Substances Registry database maintained by the Base Operations Contractor at the Kennedy Space Center. The purpose of this index is to provide KSC government, contractor, and tenant organizations a means to access information on the hazards associated with these chemicals. The Toxic Substance Registry Service (TSRS) was established to manage...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), DATA BASES, ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING, TOXIC HAZARDS,...
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A monograph is organized and presents, for effective use in design, the significant experience and knowledge accumulated in development and operational programs to date. It reviews and assesses current practices, and from them establishes firm guidance for achieving greater consistency in design, increased reliability in the end product, and greater efficiency in the design effort. The monograph is divided into two major sections: state of the art and design criteria.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), LEAKAGE, SEALS (STOPPERS), SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, TURBINE...
A review of crew appliance related literature was made to provide background engineering information for development of conceptual appliance systems for the shuttle orbiter and the modular space station. From this review, a file containing abstracts of 299 appliance-related documents coded according to subject was developed along with a computerized bibliography of 682 references. Trade studies were conducted using information from these references to determine the optimum concepts to satisfy...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS, SPACE SHUTTLE...
The physical model and computational procedure of the code is described in detail. The code is validated in tests against a variety of known analytical solutions from the literature and is also compared against actual mountain wave observations. The code will receive as initial input either mathematically idealized or discrete observational data. The form of the obstacle or mountain is arbitrary.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), BARRIERS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION,...
The University of Arizona and NASA have joined to form the UA/NASA Space Engineering Research Center. The purpose of the Center is to discover, characterize, extract, process, and fabricate useful products from the extraterrestrial resources available in the inner solar system (the moon, Mars, and nearby asteroids). Individual progress reports covering the center's research projects are presented and emphasis is placed on the following topics: propellant production, oxygen production, ilmenite,...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ASTEROIDS, EXTRATERRESTRIAL RESOURCES, FUEL PRODUCTION, LUNAR...
For abstract, see N74-27386.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), SCALE MODELS, SPACE SHUTTLES, TRANSONIC WIND TUNNELS, WIND...
For abstract, see N75-13822.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), LOADING MOMENTS, SCALE MODELS, SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITERS, WIND...
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This report consists of data computed at the U.S. Space Command, GSFC, or provided by satellite owners. A space objects box score table is presented with data under the following headings: source/organization, objects in orbit, and decayed objects. The objects in orbit and decayed objects headings have payload, debris, and total as subheadings. The bulk of the document is objects-in-orbit tables with data under the following headings: international designation, name, catalog number, source,...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, CATALOGS (PUBLICATIONS), EARTH ORBITS,...
Tabulated pressure data are presented on the left lower wing surface of a scale model of the integrated space shuttle configuration. For Vol. 1, see N76-15246.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AERODYNAMIC LOADS, PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION, SPACE SHUTTLE...
Data from the thematic mapper scan mirror assembly (SMA) acceptance test are presented. Documentation includes: (1) a list of the acceptance test discrepancies; (2) flight 1 SMA test data book; (3) flight 1 SMA environmental report; (4) the configuration verification index; (5) the flight 1 SMA test failure reports; (6) the flight 1 data tapes log; and (7) the requests for deviation/waivers.
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Outgassing data, derived from tests at 398 K (125 C) for 24 hours in a vacuum as per ASTM E 595-84, have been compiled for numerous materials for spacecraft use. The data presented are the total mass loss (TML) and the collected volatile condensable materials (CVCM). The various materials are compiled by likely usage and alphabetically.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), OUTGASSING, SPACECRAFT, MATERIALS, DATA SYSTEMS, VACUUM,...
All subprograms or routines associated with the solid rocket booster performance evaluation model are indexed in this computer listing. An alphanumeric list of each routine in the index is provided in a table of contents.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), COMPUTER PROGRAMS, INDEXES (DOCUMENTATION), PERFORMANCE...
This bibliography lists 719 reports, articles, and other documents introduced into the NASA scientific and technical information system in November, 1991. Subject coverage includes: design, construction and testing of aircraft and aircraft engines; aircraft components, equipment, and systems; ground support systems; and theoretical and applied aspects of aerodynamics and general fluid dynamics.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AERODYNAMICS, AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING, INDEXES...
Predicted launch vehicle operational trajectory and related data for Apollo 14 launch window
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The information content which can be expected from the advanced very high resolution radiometer system, AVHRR, on the NOAA-6 satellite was assessed, and systematic techniques of data interpretation for use with meteorological satellite data were defined. In-house data from LANDSAT 2 and 3 were used to simulate the spatial, spectral, and sampling methods of the NOAA-6 satellite data.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AGRISTARS PROJECT, CROP INVENTORIES, DATA SIMULATION, NOAA 6...
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Problems involved in measuring speed and altitude with pressure-actuated instruments (altimeter, airspeed indicator, true-airspeed indicator, Machmeter, and vertical-speed indicator) are examined. Equations relating total pressure and static pressure to the five flight quantities are presented, and criteria for the design of total and static pressure tubes are given. Calibrations of typical static pressure installations (fuselage nose, wing tip, vertical fin, and fuselage vent) are presented,...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AIRCRAFT INSTRUMENTS, AIRSPEED, FLIGHT ALTITUDE, ACCURACY,...
An experiment was conducted to determine wing-alone supersonic aerodynamic characteristics at high angles of attack. The wings tested varied in aspect ratio from 0.5 to 4.0 and in taper ratio from 0 to 1.0. The wings were tested at angles of attack ranging rom -5 deg to 60 deg and at Mach number from 1.60 to 4.60. The aerodynamic characteristics were obtained by integrating local pressures measured over the wing surfaces. Presented and discussed are results showing the effects of aspect ratio,...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, ANGLE OF ATTACK, SUPERSONIC...
The Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) was launched January 26, 1983. During its 300-day mission, IRAS surveyed 96 pct of the celestial sphere at four infrared wavelengths, centered approximately at 12, 25, 60, and 100 microns. This is Volume 2, The Point Source Catalog Declination Range 90 deg greater than delta greater than 30 deg.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ALL SKY PHOTOGRAPHY, CATALOGS, INFRARED ASTRONOMY SATELLITE,...
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Topics covered include: Graphics and Simulation; Electronic Components and Circuits; Electronic Systems; Physical Sciences; Materials; Computer Programs; Mechanics; Machinery/Automation; Manufacturing/Fabrication; Mathematics and Information Sciences; Life Sciences; Books and Reports
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), COMPUTER PROGRAMS, LIFE SCIENCES, PHYSICAL SCIENCES,...
Computer programs to calculate the incompressible potential flow corrected for compressibility in axisymmetric inlets at arbitrary operating conditions are presented. Included are a statement of the problem to be solved, a description of each of the programs and sufficient documentation, including a test case, to enable a user to run the programs.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), COMPUTER PROGRAMS, INLET FLOW, POTENTIAL FLOW, PROPULSION...
The detailed logic flow for the Flight Design System Executive is presented. The system is designed to provide the hardware/software capability required for operational support of shuttle flight planning.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), COMPUTER SYSTEMS DESIGN, FLIGHT PLANS, SPACE FLIGHT, SPACE...
The GEODYN Orbit Determination and Geodetic Parameter Estimation System consists of a set of computer programs designed to determine and analyze definitive satellite orbits and their associated geodetic and measurement parameters. This manual describes the Support Programs used by the GEODYN System. The mathematics and programming descriptions are detailed. The operational procedures of each program are presented. GEODYN ancillary analysis programs may be grouped into three different...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, ORBITAL MECHANICS,...
The results are presented of aerodynamic heating tests conducted on a 0.0175-scale model of the space shuttle orbiter. The tests were conducted at a nominal Mach number of 8 and model angles of attack varying between 20 deg and 45 deg.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AERODYNAMIC HEAT TRANSFER, HYPERSONIC HEAT TRANSFER, SPACE...
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The infrared astronomical data base and its principal data product, the catalog of Infrared Observations (CIO), comprise a machine readable library of infrared (1 microns to 1000 microns astronomical observations. To date, over 1300 journal articles and 10 major survey catalogs are included in this data base, which contains about 55,000 individual observations of about 10,000 different infrared sources. Of these, some 8,000 sources are identifiable with visible objects, and about 2,000 do not...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ASTRONOMICAL CATALOGS, DATA BASES, INFRARED ASTRONOMY,...
An experimental aerodynamic investigation was conducted to provide data for studies to determine the criteria for simulating rocket engine plume induced aerodynamic effects in the wind tunnel using a simulated gaseous plume. Model surface and base pressure data were obtained in the presence of both a simulated and a prototype gaseous plume for a matrix of plume properties to enable investigators to determine the parameters that correlate the simulated and prototype plume-induced data. The test...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AFTERBODIES, BODIES OF REVOLUTION, ROCKET EXHAUST, SUPERSONIC...
The failure information propagation model (FIPM) data base was developed to store and manipulate the large amount of information anticipated for the various Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) FIPMs. The organization and structure of the FIPM data base is described, including a summary of the data fields and key attributes associated with each FIPM data file. The menu-driven software developed to facilitate and control the entry, modification, and listing of data base records is also discussed....
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), APPLICATIONS PROGRAMS (COMPUTERS), DATA BASES, ENGINE...
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Space objects are listed as well as those which decayed during this reporting period. Data provided include international designation and catalog number, nation of source, launch date, inclination, apogee, and perigee. Transmitting frequencies for satellites being monitored by NASA's space flight tracking and data network are given.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, ORBITAL POSITION ESTIMATION, SATELLITE...
Transonic steady and unsteady pressure tests have been conducted in the Langley transonic dynamics tunnel on a large elastic wing known as the DAST ARW-2. The wing has a supercritical airfoil, an aspect ratio of 10.3, a leading-edge sweep back angle of 28.8 degrees, and two inboard and one outboard trailing-edge control surfaces. Only the outboard control surface was deflected to generate steady and unsteady flow over the wing during this study. Only the steady surface pressure, control-surface...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), FLEXIBLE WINGS, PRESSURE MEASUREMENT, STEADY FLOW,...
Aerodynamic separation data obtained from a wind tunnel test of an 0.0125-scale SSV Orbiter model of a VC70-000002 Configuration and a 0.0125-scale 747 model was presented. Separation data was obtained at a Mach number of 0.6 and three incidence angles of 4, 6, and 8 degrees. The orbiter angle of attack was varied from 0 to 14 degrees. Longitudinal, lateral and normal separation increments were obtained for fixed 747 angles of attack of 0, 2, and 4 degrees while varying the orbiter angle of...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), BOEING 747 AIRCRAFT, INVESTIGATION, SCALE MODELS, SEPARATION,...
Progress in the development and operations of the Deep Space Network is reported. Developments in Earth-based radio technology as applied to geodynamics, astrophysics, and the radio search for extraterrestrial intelligence are included.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), COMMAND GUIDANCE, DEEP SPACE NETWORK, RADIO ASTRONOMY,...
Critical reviews of NACA and NASA report literature on aerodynamics and aerodynamic load calculations for light aircraft design
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A mathematical model for a real time simulation of a tilt rotor aircraft was developed. The mathematical model is used for evaluating aircraft performance and handling qualities. The model is based on an eleven degree of freedom total force representation. The rotor is treated as a point source of forces and moments with appropriate response time lags and actuator dynamics. The aerodynamics of the wing, tail, rotors, landing gear, and fuselage are included.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, TILTING ROTORS,...
Experimental aerodynamic investigations were conducted on a .0405 scale representation of the space shuttle orbiter in a 7.75 x 11 foot low speed wind tunnel during the time period March 21, to April 17, 1973. The primary test objectives were to investigate both the aerodynamic and propulsion effects of various air breathing engine systems in free air and in the presence of the ground. The free air portion of this test investigated the aerodynamic effects of engine nacelle number, nacelle...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), SCALE MODELS, SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITERS, WIND TUNNEL TESTS,...
If the discrete vortex lattice is considered as an approximation to the surface-distributed vorticity, then the concept of the generalized principal part of an integral yields a residual term to the vorticity-induced velocity field. The proper incorporation of this term to the velocity field generated by the discrete vortex lines renders the present vortex lattice method valid for supersonic flow. Special techniques for simulating nonzero thickness lifting surfaces and fusiform bodies with...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), COMPUTER PROGRAMS, SUBSONIC FLOW, SUPERSONIC FLOW, VECTORS...
This report contains mission data for space shuttle flights and consists of three sections. The first section is a listing of shuttle flight data for flights STS-1 through STS-55 gathered during the mission evaluation process. The second section is a listing of all orbiter in-flight anomalies arranged in order by affected Work Unit Codes of the failed items from shuttle flights STS-1 through STS-50 and STS-52 through STS-56. The third section consists of data derived from the as-flown orbiter...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ANOMALIES, ATTITUDE (INCLINATION), MALFUNCTIONS, POSTLAUNCH...
The use of Helmholtz resonators to increase the sidewall transmission loss (TL) in aircraft cabin sidewalls is evaluated. Development, construction, and test of an aircraft cabin acoustic enclosure, built in support of the Propfan Test Assessment (PTA) program, is described. Laboratory and flight test results are discussed. Resonators (448) were located between the enclosure trim panels and the fuselage shell. In addition, 152 resonators were placed between the enclosure and aircraft floors....
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), HELMHOLTZ RESONATORS, NOISE REDUCTION, PROP-FAN TECHNOLOGY,...
A recalibration of the Space Shuttle Vehicle Ascent Air Data System probe was conducted in the Arnold Engineering and Development Center (AEDC) transonic wind tunnel. The purpose was to improve on the accuracy of the previous calibration in order to reduce the existing uncertainties in the system. A probe tip attached to a 0.07-scale External Tank Forebody model was tested at angles of attack of -8 to +4 degrees and sideslip angles of -4 to +4 degrees. High precision instrumentation was used to...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AIR DATA SYSTEMS, ASCENT, CALIBRATING, EXTERNAL TANKS,...
For abstract, see N76-16144.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), EXTERNAL TANKS, FUEL TANKS, NOSE CONES, PRESSURE...
For abstract, see N75-10108.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITERS,...
Tabulated computer program results of wind tunnel tests for Mach 5 components are presented.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), COMPONENT RELIABILITY, ENGINE PARTS, ENGINE TESTS, HYPERSONIC...
The U.S. Standard Catalog lists U.S. imagery acquired by LANDSAT 1 and LANDSAT 2 which has been processed and input to the data files during the referenced month. Data, such as date acquired, cloud cover and image quality, are given for each scene. The microfilm roll and frame on which the scene may be found is also given.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), LANDSAT SATELLITES, SATELLITE ORBITS, SATELLITE-BORNE...
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Active tectonics is defined within the study as tectonic movements that are expected to occur within a future time span of concern to society. Such movements and their associated hazards include earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and land subsidence and emergence. The entire range of geology, geophysics, and geodesy is, to some extent, pertinent to this topic. The needs for useful forecasts of tectonic activity, so that actions may be taken to mitigate hazards, call for special attention to...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), EARTH MOVEMENTS, GEOPHYSICS, PREDICTIONS, TECTONICS,...
This publication is a cummulative index to the abstracts contained in Supplements 223 through 234 of Aeronautical Engineering: A Continuing Bibliography. The bibliographic series is compiled through the cooperative efforts of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Seven indexes are included -- subject, personal author, corporate source, foreign technology, contract number, report number and accession number.
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Incompressible potential flow calculations are presented that were corrected for compressibility in two-dimensional inlets at arbitrary operating conditions. Included are a statement of the problem to be solved, a description of each of the computer programs, and sufficient documentation, including a test case, to enable a user to run the program.
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Space objects in orbit are listed as well as those which decayed during the reporting period. Data provided include international designation and catalog number, nation of source, launch date, and inclination, apogee and perigee. Transmitting frequencies for satellites being monitored by NASA space flight tracking and data network are given.
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Instructions for using Vertical Attitude Takeoff and Landing Aircraft Simulation (VATLAS), the digital simulation program for application to vertical attitude takeoff and landing (VATOL) aircraft developed for installation on the NASA Ames CDC 7600 computer system are described. The framework for VATLAS is the Off-Line Simulation (OLSIM) routine. The OLSIM routine provides a flexible framework and standardized modules which facilitate the development of off-line aircraft simulations. OLSIM runs...
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Seven atmospheric variability experiments (AVE), two atmospheric variability and severe storms experiments (AVSSE), and six atmospheric variability experiment-severe environmental storm and mesoscale experiments (AVE-SESAME) conducted by NASA are discussed. The dates, observation times, and data reports for each of the experiments for which data was processed are listed. The AVE experiments were conducted primarily to study atmospheric variability with emphasis on spatial and temporal in...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS, METEOROLOGICAL PARAMETERS, SOUNDING,...
Critical reviews of NACA and NASA report literature on light aircraft design, with emphasis on propulsion subsystems, stability, control, propellers, performance, and safety
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Mathematical development is presented for a specialized propeller dedicated version of the G400 rotor aeroelastic analysis. The G400PROP analysis simulates aeroelastic characteristics particular to propellers such as structural sweep, aerodynamic sweep and high subsonic unsteady airloads (both stalled and unstalled). Formulations are presented for these expanded propeller related methodologies. Results of limited application of the analysis to realistic blade configurations and operating...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AEROELASTICITY, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, FLUTTER ANALYSIS,...