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Transistorization of Nuclear Counting Circuits

Description: From Abstract: "The advantage of long operational life, low power drain and miniaturization may be realized in nuclear counting circuits through the use of transistors. The disadvantage of instability, due to the effects of temperature change in the transistor, may be minimized in counting circuit designs. Representative circuits of a binary stage, amplitude discriminator, one shot multivibrator, and ratemeters are included. These were designed using the criteria of an minimum Beta and a maximum Ico."
Date: August 19, 1957
Creator: Graveson, R. T. & Sadowski, H.

A Method for Prevention of Screaming in Rocket Engines

Description: From Summary: "Lateral and longitudinal combustion-pressure oscillations that occurred in screaming combustion of a 1000-pound-thrust rocket engine using white fuming nitric acid and JP-4 fuel as propellants were successfully prevented by means of longitudinal fins in the combustion chamber. Fin position was critical, and complete attenuation was achieved only when the fins were located in a zone approximately 8 to 16 inches from the injector. Fins located in other zones, that is, near the injector or far downstream from the injector, did not stop the oscillations."
Date: August 19, 1954
Creator: Male, Theodore & Kerslake, William R.

Heat-Transfer and Pressure Measurements from a Flight Test of a 1/18-Scale Model of the Titan Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Up to a Mach Number of 3.95 and Reynolds Number Per Foot of 23 by 10 to the 6th Power

Description: Report discussing the boundary-layer transition and heat-transfer measurements for a model of the Titan intercontinental ballistic missile up to a specified Mach and Reynolds number. Boundary-layer transition was observed on the nose of the missile. The drag coefficient for a variety of Mach numbers was also obtained.
Date: December 19, 1957
Creator: Graham, John B., Jr.; Chauvin, Leo T. & Speegle, Katherine C.

Design and performance of flight-type liquid-hydrogen heat exchanger

Description: Report presenting an investigation of a liquid-hydrogen fuel system developed to operate one of the turbojet engines in a twin-engine light bomber at an altitude of 50,000 feet and Mach number 0.75. The heat exchanger was evaluated in an altitude test chamber in conjunction with the complete aircraft fuel system. Results regarding calculated heat-exchanger performance, experimental heat-exchanger performance, and reliability are provided.
Date: August 19, 1957
Creator: Fenn, David B.; Braithwaite, Willis M. & Ordin, Paul M.

Comparative study of turbofan and turbojet engines

Description: Report presents a comparison of turbofan and turbojet engines for Mach numbers of up to 3.0 and conventional hydrocarbon fuels. There are four parts of the report: a cycle analysis of turbofan engines and information about their designs, a comparison of several commercial engines proposed for the Air Force, component performance and development problems for turbofan and turbojet engines, and a summary and conclusions based on mission studies.
Date: July 19, 1957
Creator: Kaufman, Harold R.; Benser, William A. & Gabriel, David S.

Investigation of Porous Gas-Heated Leading-Edge Section for Icing Protection of a Delta Wing

Description: "A tip section of a delta wing having an NACA 0004-65 airfoil section and a 600 leading-edge sweepback was equipped with a porous leading-edge section through which hot gas was bled for anti-icing. Heating rates for anti-icing were determined for a wide range of icing conditions. The effects of gas flow through the porous leading-edge section on airfoil pressure distribution and drag in dry air were investigated" (p. 1).
Date: January 19, 1955
Creator: Bowden, Dean T.

Analysis of the Liquid-metal Turbojet Cycle for Propulsion of Nuclear Powered Aircraft

Description: Report presenting an analysis of the nuclear powered liquid-metal turbojet cycle for a wide range of engine operating conditions at a range of flight Mach numbers and altitudes. The method of analysis and working charts are presented to facilitate investigations beyond the scope of this report.
Date: November 19, 1951
Creator: Rom, F. E. & Wachtl, W. W.

An Investigation at Low Speed of the Spin Instability of Mortar-Shell Tails

Description: An investigation was made in the Langley stability tunnel to study the influence of number of fins, fin shrouding, and fin aspect ratio on the spin instability of mortar-shell tail surfaces. It was found that the 12-fin tails tested spun less rapidly throughout the angle-of-yaw range than did the 6-fin tails and that fin shrouding reduced the spin encountered by a large amount.
Date: June 19, 1957
Creator: Bird, John D. & Lichtenstein, Jacob H.

Wind-tunnel investigation of the descent characteristics of bodies of revolution simulating anti-personnel bombs

Description: An investigation has been conducted in the Langley 20-foot free spinning tunnel to study the relative behavior in descent of a number of homogeneous balsa bodies of revolution simulating anti-personnel bombs with a small cylindrical exploding device suspended approximately 10 feet below the bomb. The bodies of revolution included hemispherical, near-hemispherical, and near-paraboloid shapes. The ordinates of one near-paraboloid shape were specified by the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, U. S. Army. The behavior of the various bodies without the cylinder was also investigated. The results of the investigation indicated that several of the bodies descended vertically with their longitudinal axis, suspension line, and small cylinder in a vertical attitude,. However, the body, the ordinates of which had been specified by the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, U. S. Army, oscillated considerably from a vertical attitude while descending and therefore appeared unsuitable for its intended use. The behavior of this body became satisfactory when its center of gravity was moved well forward from its original position. In general, the results indicated that the descent characteristics of the bodies of revolution become more favorable as their shapes approached that of a hemisphere.
Date: December 19, 1951
Creator: Sher, S. H.

Summary of flight data obtained from 0.12-scale rocket-powered models of the Chance Vought Regulus 2 missile

Description: Report discussing the longitudinal static and dynamic stability, overall duct performance, drag, and some static and dynamic lateral-stability data obtained from testing of the Chance Vought Regulus II missile. Five different models with various modifications were used in the investigation.
Date: August 19, 1958
Creator: Wineman, Andrew R.

Altitude chamber evaluation of an aircraft liquid hydrogen fuel system used with a turbojet engine

Description: From Introduction: "The objective of this report are (1) to describe the complete fuel system, (2) to discuss the procedure used for transitions between JP-4 fuel and hydrogen, and (3) to present and discuss engine performance obtained with both fuels, and (4) to review the reliability of the fuel system."
Date: August 19, 1957
Creator: Braithwaite, Willis M.; Fenn, David B. & Algranti, Joseph S.

Some effects of roll rate on the longitudinal stability characteristics of a cruciform missile configuration as determined from flight test for a Mach number range of 1.1 to 1.8

Description: Report discussing testing of a cruciform missile with a low-aspect-ratio wing and flap-type controls to determine the stability and control characteristics while rolling. Longitudinal stability and control effectiveness for this particular configuration were examined. The data obtained was compared to results from a similar model that was rolling significantly less.
Date: June 19, 1956
Creator: Lundstrom, Reginald R. & Baber, Hal T., Jr.

Free-Flight Investigation of the Full-Scale Hughes Falcon Missile, D Configuration, to Determine Aileron Effectiveness and Damping in Roll

Description: Report discussing an investigation to determine the aileron effectiveness and damping in roll of the Hughes Falcon missile, D configuration at several Mach numbers. Information about the rolling-moment coefficient, damping-in-roll derivative, and drag coefficient is provided.
Date: November 19, 1954
Creator: Lundstrom, Reginald R.