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Wind Tunnel Study of the Influence of Orifice Geometry and Flow Rates on the Measured Pressure Error of a Static Pressure Probe at Mach 3

Description: Abstract: Tests were conducted in the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's 20-inch Supersonic Wind Tunnel to determine the effect of hole-spacing geometry on the measured pressure error due to "breathing" for a pressure-sensing probe at Mach 3.01.
Date: November 1960
Creator: Zumwalt, G. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Pulse Ammeter

Description: A quantizing pulse ammeter has been designed which brackets an input pulse current peak between two preset current levels. These levels are easily selected by calibration circuits contained on the chassis. Readout is presented in the form of a Nixie visual display as well as an output which is suitable for automatic data recording.
Date: August 1961
Creator: Newman, J. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Use of Compensation With Directional Couplers

Description: Abstract: The accurate measurement of voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR) is of prime importance in the production of microwave systems. The work reported in this memorandum was undertaken in the development of a faster system for measuring VSWR.
Date: January 1961
Creator: Lincoln, Roland Alan
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Digital Comparator

Description: A digital comparator has been designed to flag data which goes above a maximum limit or below a minimum limit.
Date: September 21, 1960
Creator: Bourgeois, N. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

High Velocity Shock Testing, Equipment and Methods

Description: The need for special high velocity shock testing is pointed out and equipment that has been developed to meet these needs is discussed. The concept of velocity-change and its importance in shock-testing technology is brought out. The three types of equipment discussed are: accelerated drop testers, pneumatic actuators, and air guns. Examples of each type and their capabilities and limitations are presented.
Date: July 11, 1960
Creator: Walker, Walter W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Transistorized Reactivity Measurement System

Description: An all-transistor system has been developed to be used in measuring the reactivity of the reactor in the Sandia Engineering Reactor Facility. In operation, the system triggers a pulsed neutron source (PNS) in the reactor and counts the resulting neutron flux, thus giving a measure of the time constant of the reactor. The counting is done in eleven time-sequenced counting channels. The reactor time constant is a measure of the reactor reactivity.
Date: July 6, 1960
Creator: Ehrman, Leonard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Phantom Gage Dimensioning (Combined Part/Gage specifications)

Description: Abstract: This memorandum discusses a new design definition technique, requiring no standard, which pictorially shows part and gage limits on the same drawing. When functional gages, test fixtures, or optical chart gages are the selected inspection method, design, manufacturing process, and gage engineers can use these drawings directly to replace the usual standards-based drawings. In essence, this advanced technology visually describes true position dimensioning and tolerancing. It enables product designers to directly control the acceptance process.
Date: July 1964
Creator: Roth, E. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Tester for Electrical Fuses

Description: Abstract: This technical memorandum describes an automatic tester and recorder as it is used in obtaining fusing time information from electrical fuses for subsequent analysis in the IBM 704 computer.
Date: November 1961
Creator: Longerot, Carl D.
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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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