Contrails
The goal of the Contrails project is to help preserve and disseminate the technical record of 20th century aerospace research, highlighting in particular the research endeavors of the Illinois Tech community.

A Pressure Data System For A 50-In. Continuous Mach 8 Wind Tunnel

Report Number: AEDC TDR 62-96
Author: Hightower, F. C., Jr.
Corporate Author: Arnold Engineering Development Center Arnold Air Force Station Tenn
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 1962-05
Pages: 30
Contract: AF 40(600)-800
Project: None Given
AD Number: AD0275554

Abstract:
This report is a description of a pressure data system designed and built for use with a 50-inch, continuous, Mach 8 wind tunnel. The system is basically a nine-channel system, with a capacity for 99 model pressure ports. Three ranges and seven reference pressure levels are employed to provide an extended pressure level coverage, while maintaining low-level sensitivity. Control circuits are employed to automatically select the proper range and refernce level for each pressure measurement, and to simplify calibration procedures. A description of the measuring and control systems components is included, along with a section on the operation of the control system. The report is concluded with an evaluation of the pressure data system, based on a two-year period of operation.


Provenance:
IIT
Download this report

(PDF, 1.06 MB, 30 pages)

Other options for obtaining this report

Via the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC):
A record for this report, and possibly a full-image download of the report, exists at DTIC

Via National Technical Information Service:
This report may have been digitized and made freely available for public download, or made publicly available for purchase by the National Technical Information Service through their online database, the National Technical Reports Library

Indications of Public Availability
No digital image of an index entry indicating public availability is currently available
There has been no verification of an indication of public availability from an inside cover statement