High Altitude Balloon Dummy Drops. Part I: Unstabalized Dummy Drops
Report Number: WADC TR 57-477 Part 1 Author: Madson, Raymond A. Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory Date of Publication: 1957-10 Pages: 46 PB Number: PB131572 AD Number: ADA323780Contrails does not possess a copy of this report. Click here to offer Contrails a donation of this report
Abstract: The characteristics of instrumented dummies carried aloft to predetermined altitudes were studied during the free fall in unstabilized situations. These were observed to assume an attitude permitting spins about a transverse axis, and the angular velocities recorded on accelerometers exceeded rates compatible with human tolerance. This study justifies further tests to develop a method of stabilizing a man descending from high altitudes.