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APOTA (Automatic Positioning of Telemetering Antennas)

Description: This report presents a description of and operating instructions for APOTA--a device which automatically tracks any signal-emitting source within the 190 to 250 MC band. APOTA is especially useful for telemetering applications.
Date: September 14, 1955
Creator: Palmer, James E.; Crawley, T. V. & Lannon, J. T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Air-Gun Studies of Ferroelectric Materials (Second Printing)

Description: Specimens of two ferroelectric materials, barium titanate and lead-zirconate titanate, have been subjected to high dynamic stresses by impacting them with a projectile accelerated by an air gun. The purpose of these tests was to supplement information previously obtained using high explosives to stress the ferromagnetic materials.
Date: February 6, 1958
Creator: Ripperger, E. A. & Beck, A. F.
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Experimental Pressure Distributions and Force Coefficients on Block Forms for Varying Mach Number, Reynolds Number, and Yaw Angle

Description: Abstact: "Wind tunnel tests were performed to determine pressure distributions and normal force coefficients on three block forms on mounting planes. The dimension ratios of the blocks were 1:1:1, 1:1:2, and 1:1:4. Results are given for variation in Mach number from 0.066 to 0.8, in Reynolds number from 0.28 x 10(exp 6) to 4 x 10(exp 6), and in yaw angle from 0 to 90 degrees. Results show a Reynolds number independence over the range examined. Windward face force coefficients for a given block form are approximately proportional to the ratio of impact to dynamic pressure. Pressure distribution and resultant coefficients are affected by mounting planes."
Date: January 1959
Creator: Hankins, Dorris M.
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General Instructions for Recovery of Radioactive Contaminated Equipment

Description: Abstract: This document outlines the essentials of the planning and action necessary for the recovery of radioactive contaminated equipment following a radiological disaster. It lists the records which should be collected before a disaster and discusses the training of personnel for recovery teams. Radiation doses, radiation indicators, and protective clothing are all treated in a general fashion. Procedures are given for the actual recovery of equipment, with emphasis on personnel safety. Decontamination techniques and materials are then discussed. Graphs and simple calculations are presented for determining safe work limits and radiation doses under varied conditions. A list of typical sources for radiological supplies and a brief bibliography are also included.
Date: 1959?
Creator: Sandia Corporation
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Positional Tolerancing at Sandia Corporation

Description: Abstract: "This brochure presents a brief introduction to the Positional Tolerance Method of DImensioning as employed by Sandia Corporation. The emphasis is placed on the elimination of ambiguities and increase in tolerances provided by this method as compared to the older, bilateral method."
Date: May 1959
Creator: Sandia Corporation. Design Definition Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Exploding Wire as a Fuse for the LASL Capacitor Bank--Zeus

Description: Abstract: "An exploding copper wire, one millimeter in diameter, 30 centimeters long, has been developed as a fuse component for a Los Alamos capacitor energy source to be employed in controlled thermonuclear research studies. The fuse allows the passage of the high normal duty "action" (13,700 ampere-coulombs per capacitor) at a 20-second repetition rate. However, it interrupts the circuit to a shorted capacitor in 12 microseconds, thereby protecting the faulted capacitor from explosive energy consumption. The initial phase of the development included observations of various metals (copper, silver, iron, and nickel) as well as various configurations (straight wires, helixes, foils, and tubes). Direct scaling of previous small exploding wire studies at Sandia Corporation was demonstrated with scaling factors up to 700,000."
Date: June 4, 1959
Creator: Cnare, Eugene C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Method of Calculating Boundary-Layer Thickness in Axisymmetric Nozzles with Laminar Hypersonic Flow

Description: Abstract: "The excellent agreement between measured boundary layer thickness and thickness calculated by Sivells and Payne recommends their method for calculating turbulent boundary layer growth in axisymmetric hypersonic nozzles. It was thought worthwhile to adapt their approach to the laminar boundary layer. This analysis, along with a limited amount of corroborating data, is presented herein."
Date: October 1959
Creator: Johnson, Arlo F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ignitron Resistance During High-Current Operation

Description: Abstract: "A definition of average conduction resistance for an ignitron is established, and a test bank for determining the value of this resistance is described. Data are reported on four typical ignitron types for several currents in the kiloampere range. Oscillograms are presented to illustrate the change of current with time for a conducting ignitron in a ringing circuit."
Date: February 26, 1960
Creator: Todd, James L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Recording Unit

Description: From abstract: The PT-750 is designed to be used in conjunction with a production tester which requires automatic recording of test data. This manual provides a source of procedures and reference material necessary in automatic recording and in use of the PT-750.
Date: March 29, 1960
Creator: Ross, Frank A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Confidence Limit Computer

Description: Introduction: Confidence limits as a mathematical tool are applicable to many development engineering and production engineering situations. In order to make confidence limits readily available to engineers, a computer was designed which will approximate certain confidence limits.
Date: April 1960
Creator: Muench, Joseph O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Note on the Numerical Evaluation of Integrals of the Form [integral] [superscript infinity] [subscript infinity] f(x) [golden ratio constant] (x) dx, with Particular Reference to the Determiniation of the Expectation of a Function of a Normally Distributed Random Variable

Description: Abstract: A method is given for the rapid and accurate numerical integration of integrals of the form [integral] [superscript infinity] [subscript infinity] f(x) [golden ratio constant] (x) dx, where f(x) is "smooth."
Date: May 24, 1960
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