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.

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High-Speed Electromechanical Goggle


Corporate Author: Wayne-George Corp.
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-05
Report Number: WADC TR 59-114
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Handbook Of Toxicology Volume III Insecticides A Compendium


Corporate Author: Division Of Biology And Agriculture, National Academy Of Sciences
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-06
Report Number: WADC TR 55-16 Volume 3
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Standardization of an Endpoint to Positive Acceleration on the Human Centrifuge

Author(s): Steiner, Sheldon H.
Corporate Author: Aerospace Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aerospace Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-12
Report Number: WADC TN 59-426
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Research And Development On Inorganic High Temperature Adhesives For Metals And Composite Constructions

Author(s): Bayer, Joseph
Corporate Author: Aeronca Manufacturing Corporation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-07
Report Number: WADC TR 59-113 Part 1
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Development Of Ultra-High Strength, Temper-Resistant Steels Designed For Improvement Of Fatigue Properties Through Relief Of Residual Stress

Author(s): Nudelman, Harvey B.
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation Of Illinois Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-06
Report Number: WADC TR 59-86
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Feasibility Study And Design Of A Self-Attenuating Light Valve

Author(s): Dreyer, John F.
Corporate Author: Polacoat Incorporated, Blue Ash, Ohio
Laboratory: Aerospace Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-10
Report Number: WADC TR 59-81
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Feasibility Study For A Man-Machine Systems Research Facility

Author(s): Ernst, Arthur A.
Corporate Author: U.S. Department of Commerce, National Bureau of Standards
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-51
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A Summary Of Research Methods, Operator Characteristics,And System Design Specifications Based On The Study Of A Simulated Radar Air Traffic Control System

Author(s): Kidd, J. S.
Corporate Author: Laboratory Of Aviation Psychology; The Ohio State University; The OSU Research Foundation
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-07
Report Number: WADC TR 59-236
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A Method For Performing Human Engineering Analysis Of Weapon Systems

Author(s): Shapero, V
Corporate Author: Stanford Research Institute; Aerospace Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aerospace Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-09
Report Number: WADC TR 59-784
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Manual Of Surface Electromyography

Author(s): Davis, John F.
Corporate Author: Laboratory for Psychological Studies, Allan Memorial Institute of Psychiatry; McGill University
Laboratory: Aerospace Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-12
Report Number: WADC TR 59-184
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Investigation Of Creep Buckling Of Columns And Plates. Part I: Elevated Temperature Properties Of The Test Material Ti - 7Al - 4Mo Titanium Alloy

Author(s): Papirno, Ralph
Corporate Author: New York University
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-11
Report Number: WADC TR 59-416 Part 1
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The Differential Effect Of Speed And Load Stress On Task Performance

Author(s): Jeantheau, Gabriel
Corporate Author: Laboratory Of Aviation Psychology; The Ohio State University; The OSU Research Foundation
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-07
Report Number: WADC TR 59-7
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Multidimensional Scaling Approach To The Determination Of Basic Psychological Parameters For Pure Tones

Author(s): Peters, Robert W.
Corporate Author: Mississippi Southern College
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-04
Report Number: WADC TR 59-201
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Effects Of Gas Motion On Heterogeneous Combustion; Natural Convection, Steady Forced Convection, Standing Acoustic Waves, And Shock Waves

Author(s): Webber, William T.
Corporate Author: Rocketdyne
Laboratory: Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-04
Report Number: WADC TR 59-50
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Development And Test Of A Balloon-borne Manned Vehicle

Author(s): Geer, Richard L.
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-06
Report Number: WADC TR 59-226
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Short Time Human Tolerance To Sinusoidal Vibrations

Author(s): Ziegenruecker, Gerd H.
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-07-01
Report Number: WADC TR 59-391
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Determination Of Factors Governing Selection And Application Of Materials For Ablation Cooling Of Hypervelocity Vehicles

Author(s): Bonin, John H.
Corporate Author: Chicago Midway Laboratories, The University of Chicago
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-07
Report Number: WADC TR 59-87 Part 2
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Emergency Escape Capsule Studies. Phase 1. Preliminary Laboratory Flotation Studies

Author(s): Kearney, Allan P.
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-06
Report Number: WADC TR 59-247 Part 1
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A Supine Seat For High-Stress Testing Of Primates

Author(s): Eisen, L.
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-04
Report Number: WADC TR 59-165
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Influence Of Staphylococcal Enterotoxin On Influenza Virus Infectivity In The Embryonated Egg

Author(s): Hill, William F.
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-05
Report Number: WADC TR 59-117
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Research To Investigate Factors Affecting Multiple-Task Psychomotor Performance

Author(s): Adams, Oscar S.
Corporate Author: Lockheed Aircraft Corporation; Aero Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-120
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Real Gas Flow Tables For Nondissociated Air

Author(s): Kaufman, Louis G.
Corporate Author: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-01
Report Number: WADC TR 59-4
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The Effects Of Nuclear Radiation On Solid Film Lubricants

Author(s): Rice, William L.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-01
Report Number: WADC TR 58-499
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Effects Of Various Methods Of Wet Conditioning On The Strength Properties Of Several Glass-Fabric-Reinforced Plastic Laminates

Author(s): Munthe, Bert P.
Corporate Author: Forest Products Laboratory, Forest Service U.S. Department Of Agriculture
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-03
Report Number: WADC TR 58-486
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Attention Value Of Audio And Visual Warning Signals

Author(s): Kreezer, George L.
Corporate Author: Department Of Psychology, Washington University
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-04
Report Number: WADC TR 58-521
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Tensile Properties Of Aircraft-Structural Metals At Various Rates Of Loading After Rapid Heating

Author(s): Kattus, J. Robert
Corporate Author: Southern Research Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-05
Report Number: WADC TR 58-440 Part 2
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Design Of Ventilated Clothing

Author(s): Webb, Paul
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-03
Report Number: WADC TR 58-608
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Effects Of Variations In Control Backlash And Gain On Tracking Performance

Author(s): Rockway, Marty R.
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-01
Report Number: WADC TR 58-553
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Active Ear Defender Systems: Development Of A Laboratory Model

Author(s): Meeker, Willard F.
Corporate Author: Radio Corporation Of America
Laboratory: Aerospace Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-12
Report Number: WADC TR 57-368 Volume 2
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Iron-aluminum Alloy Systems. Part 14: Welding of Iron-Aluminum Alloys

Author(s): Brooks, R.
Corporate Author: Manufacturing Research Office, Ford Motor Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-05
Report Number: WADC TR 57-298 Part 14
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The Effects Of Inelastic Action On The Resistance To Various Types Of Loads Of Ductile Members Made From Various Classes Of Metals

Author(s): Sidebottom, D. M.
Corporate Author: Illinois U.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-05
Report Number: WADC TR 56-330 Part 10
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Development of Alloys Having Good High Temperature Properties Through Powder Metallurgy Technique

Author(s): Kieffer, R.
Corporate Author: Metallwerk Plansee
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-09
Report Number: WADC TR 55-243 Part 2
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Handbook Of Toxicology Volume V Fungicides

Author(s): Dittmer, Dorothy S.
Corporate Author: Division Of Biology And Agriculture, National Academy Of Sciences
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-03
Report Number: WADC TR 55-16 Volume 5
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Handbook Of Toxicology Volume IV Tranquilizers

Author(s): Grebe, Rudolph M.
Corporate Author: Division Of Biology And Agriculture, National Academy Of Sciences
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-03
Report Number: WADC TR 55-16 Volume 4
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Hydrogen Contamination In Titanium And Titanium Alloys Part V. Hydrogen Embrittlement

Author(s): Williams, D. N.
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-02
Report Number: WADC TR 54-616 Part 5
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Mechanism Of Rain Erosion, Part 13. Mechanism Studies On Neoprene Coatings

Author(s): Engel, Olive G.
Corporate Author: National Bureau Of Standards
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-07
Report Number: WADC TR 53-192 Part 13
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Automation And Personnel Requirements For Guided Missile Ground Support Functions

Author(s): Knowles, W. B.
Corporate Author: General Electric Company
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-05
Report Number: WADC TR 59-240
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Research On Synthesis Of Chemical Intermediates For High Temperature Fluids And Polymers

Author(s): Jones, Robert E.
Corporate Author: Merck Sharp & Dohme Research Laboratories
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-09
Report Number: WADC TR 59-151 Part 1
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Behavior Of Plastic Materials In Hyperthermal Environments

Author(s): Schmidt, Donald L.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-06
Report Number: WADC TR 59-574
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Analytical And Experimental Considerations Of The Velocity Distribution In The Wake Of A Body Of Revolution

Author(s): Heinrich, Helmut G.
Corporate Author: Department of Aeronautical Engineering University of Minnesota
Laboratory: Aeronautical Accessories Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-12
Report Number: WADD TR 60-257
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