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Basic Research and Development in Fluid Power Control for the United States Air Force

Report Number: WADD TR 60-675
Author: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-09
Pages: 66
Contract: AF 33(616)-6120
Project: 8225
Task: 82184
AD Number: AD0248889

This report describes continuing applied research and development work on vital problems encountered in providing high performance hydraulic and pneumatic control systems for advanced system design and development. Increase emphasis on high pressure pneumatic components and systems reflects approach to an ultimate objective of employing hot gas power to operate such systems. Control valves, servomotors, gas bearings, and techniques of control are the major items discussed in this report.

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