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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102 reports

Development of an Analog Multiplier, Based on the Hall Effect


Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-04
Report Number: AMRL TDR 63-50
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Structural Design for Acoustic Fatigue


Corporate Author: Douglas Aircraft Company
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-10
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-820
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Static Aerodynamic Characteristics at Mach 5 and 8 of an Aerodynamically Controllable Winged Re-Entry Configuration. Part of an Investigation of Hypersonic Flow Separation and Control Characteristics

Author(s): Meckler, Lawrence
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-09
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-10
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Emergency Life Sustaining System For Spacecraft

Author(s): Seeler, Henry W.
Corporate Author: Aerospace Medical Research Labs Wright-Patterson AFB Ohio
Laboratory: Biomedical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-09
Report Number: AMRL TDR 63-82
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Design Criteria For Ground-Induced Dynamic Loads

Author(s): Hahn, Edward E.
Corporate Author: IIT Research Institute
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-11
Report Number: RTD TDR 63-4139 Volume 1
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Design Criteria For Ground-Induced Dynamic Loads

Author(s): Hahn, Edward E.
Corporate Author: IIT Research Institute
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-11
Report Number: RTD TDR 63-4139 Volume 2
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Outline of an Algebra of Stochastic Quantities

Author(s): Weilbull, Waloddi
Corporate Author: The European Office, Office of Aerospace Research, La Rosiaz
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 1963-01
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-63
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Life Support Systems Evaluator Construction Techniques

Author(s): Mickelson, William F.
Corporate Author: Aerospace Medical Research Labs Wright-Patterson AFB Ohio
Laboratory: Biomedical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-05
Report Number: AMRL TDR 63-43
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Rigidizable Expandable Aerospace Structures

Author(s): Spain, R. G.
Corporate Author: Aeronautical Systems Division
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials & Processes
Date of Publication: 1963-01
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-964, p. 309-326
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Development of Fabric-Based Materials for Space Applications

Author(s): Gosnell, C. N.
Corporate Author: Westinghouse Electric Corporation
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials & Processes
Date of Publication: 1963-01
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-964, p. 291-307
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Metal Filaments for High-Temperature Fabrics

Author(s): Newton, E. H.
Corporate Author: Arthur D. Little, Inc.
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials & Processes
Date of Publication: 1963-01
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-964, p. 143-181
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Processing of Superalloy Multifilament Yarn

Author(s): Rizzardi, John A.
Corporate Author: Hoskins Manufacturing Company
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials & Processes
Date of Publication: 1963-01
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-964, p. 127-141
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Deterioration of Fibrous Materials by Ultraviolet Light

Author(s): Stephenson, C. V.
Corporate Author: Southern Research Institute
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials & Processes
Date of Publication: 1963-01
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-964, p. 97-115
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Aromatic Polymers for Thermally Fibers and Films I) Polybenzimidazoles II) Poly(1,3,4-Oxadiazoles)

Author(s): Frazer, August H.
Corporate Author: E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials & Processes
Date of Publication: 1963-01
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-964, p. 57-95
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Investigation of Thiazole Polymers for Heat-Resistant Fibers and Films: I. Syntheses and Properties of Polymers

Author(s): Sheehan, W, C,
Corporate Author: Southern Research Institute
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials & Processes
Date of Publication: 1963-01
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-964, p. 13-38
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Air Force Fibrous Materials Requirements

Author(s): Ross, J. H.
Corporate Author: Fibrous Materials Branch, Nonmetallic Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials & Processes
Date of Publication: 1963-01
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-964, p. 1-12
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Investigation of Materials for Mechanical Transmission of Deflections at Elevated Temperatures

Author(s): Islinger, Joseph S.
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Directorate of Engineering Test
Date of Publication: 1963-05
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-834
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Electrical And Electronic Properties Of Materials Information Retrieval Program, Part II.

Author(s): Johnson, H. Thayne
Corporate Author: Hughes Aircraft Company
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 1963-10
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-539 Part 2
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Electrical Conductors at Elevated Temperatures

Author(s): Fuschillo, Nicholas
Corporate Author: Melpar, Inc.
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 1963-01
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-481
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Dislocation Mobility and Pinning in Hard Materials Through Internal Friction Studies

Author(s): Southgate, P. D.
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 1963-02
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-431
AD Number: AD0400472
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Applied Research to Establish Infared Detection Methods for Nondestructive Analysis of Metallic and Ceramic Structures

Author(s): Maley, Dale R.
Corporate Author: Automation Industries, Incorporated
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 1963-01
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-385
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The Role Of The Grain Boundary In The Deformation Of Ceramic Materials, Part II.

Author(s): Murray, G. T.
Corporate Author: Materials Research Corporation
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 1963-03
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-225 Part 2
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Thermodynamic and Kinetic Studies for a Refractory Materials Program, Part II.

Author(s): McClaine, L. A.
Corporate Author: Arthur D. Little, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-05
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-204 Part 2
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Kinetics of Oxidation of Refractory Metals and Alloys at 1000 Degrees - 2000 Degrees C, Part II.

Author(s): Berkowitz-Mattuck, J. B.
Corporate Author: Arthur D. Little, Inc.
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 1963-03
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-203 Part 2
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Ultrasonic Methods in the Study of Fatigue and Deformation in Single Crystals of Aluminum and Sodium Chloride

Author(s): Chick, Bruce
Corporate Author: Brown University
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 1963-02
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-186
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Inorganic Films for Solar Energy Absorption. Part II.

Author(s): Langley, Robert C.
Corporate Author: Engelhard Industries, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-04
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-92 Part 2
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Theory of the Thermal Conductivity of Metals, Alloys, and Semiconductors, Part II.

Author(s): Madigan, John R.
Corporate Author: Borg-Warner Corporation
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 1963-01
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-74 Part 2
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Investigation Into the Tungsten-Rich Regions of the Binary Systems Tungsten-Carbon, Tungsten-Boron and Tungsten-Beryllium, Part II.

Author(s): Goldschmidt, H. J.
Corporate Author: The B.S.A. Group Research Centre
Laboratory: AF Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-07
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-25 Part 2
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Thermal Diffusivity Measurements on Metals and Ceramics at High Temperatures

Author(s): Rudkin, R. L.
Corporate Author: U. S. Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory
Laboratory: Directorate of Operational Support Engineering
Date of Publication: 1963-01
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-24
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Development of Ultrasonic Techniques for Defect Evaluation

Author(s): Ramsey, J. B.
Corporate Author: Automation Industries, Inc.
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 1963-02
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-8
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Development Of A Ti-Al-Cb Alloy For Use At 1200 - 1800 F

Author(s): McAndrew, Joseph B.
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-06
Report Number: ASD TR 61-446 Part 2
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Development Of A Ti-Al-Cb Alloy For Use At 1200 - 1800 F

Author(s): McAndrew, Joseph B.
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 1963-06
Report Number: ASD TR 61-446
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Development Of Columbium-Base Alloys

Author(s): Begley, Richard T.
Corporate Author: Westinghouse Electric Corp Pittsburgh PA
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 1963-04
Report Number: WADC TR 57-344 Part 7
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New and Improved Material for Expandable Structures

Author(s): Marco, D. M.
Corporate Author: Goodyear Aircraft Corporation
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials & Processes
Date of Publication: 1963-01
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-964, p. 327-370
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Investigation of Thiazole Polymers for Heat-Resistant Fibers and Films: II. Preparation and Properties of Fibers and Films of p-Bis(Bromoacetyl)Benzene-Dithioadipamide Polymer

Author(s): Sheehan, W. C.
Corporate Author: Southern Research Institute
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials & Processes
Date of Publication: 1963-01
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-964, p. 39-55
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Periodic Structures On Curved Surfaces

Author(s): Lean, Eric
Corporate Author: Washington Univ Seattle Coll Of Engineering
Laboratory: Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories
Date of Publication: 1963-10
Report Number: AFCRL 63-566
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Protein Nutritional Individuality

Author(s): Albanese, Anthony A.
Corporate Author: Winifred Masterson Burke Relief Foundation
Laboratory: Biomedical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-08
Report Number: AMRL TDR 63-77
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Research on the Chemical Composition and Digestibility of Algal Cell Walls

Author(s): Becker, Milton J.
Corporate Author: IIT Research Institute
Laboratory: Biomedical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-11
Report Number: AMRL TDR 63-115
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Tungsten Extrusion Development Program

Author(s): Riesen, A. E.
Corporate Author: Wah Chang Corp Albany Oreg
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-06-27
Report Number: ML TDR 64-217
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The Recovery of Water from Urine by Membrane Electrodialysis

Author(s): Brown, Daniel L.
Corporate Author: Ionics Inc.
Laboratory: Biomedical Labotarory
Date of Publication: 1963-04
Report Number: AMRL TDR 63-30
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Development And Test Of The Bell Zero-G Belt

Author(s): Flexman, Ralph E.
Corporate Author: Bell Aerosystems Co Buffalo Ny
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-03
Report Number: AMRL TDR 63-23
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Preparation and Use of Organic Compounds as Dispersing Devices for Long Wavelength X Rays

Author(s): Baun, William L.
Corporate Author: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 1963-05
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-310
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A Statistical Method of Reducing Random Errors in Data

Author(s): Williamson, Pierce M.
Corporate Author: AF materials Laboratory
Laboratory: AF Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-10
Report Number: RTD TDR 63-4020
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Development and Flight Calibration of a Variable-Drag Device on a Variable Stability T-33 Airplane

Author(s): Newell, F. D.
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-11
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-910
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Electronic Analog Of The Ear

Author(s): Glaesser, E.
Corporate Author: Santa Rita Technology Inc Menlo Park Calif
Laboratory: Biophysics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-06
Report Number: AMRL TDR 63-60
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Hypoxemia in Man Induced by Prolonged +Gz Acceleration

Author(s): Bjurstedt, H.
Corporate Author: Laboratories of Aviation and Naval Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Laboratory: Biomedical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-04
Report Number: AMRL TDR 62-137
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Pressures in the Stagnation Regions of Blunt Bodies in the Viscous-Layer to Merged-Layer Regimes of Rarefied Flow

Author(s): Potter, J. Leith
Corporate Author: ARO, Inc.
Date of Publication: 1963-09
Report Number: AEDC TDR 63-168
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Method Of Preserving Frozen Food During An Aero Space Mission.

Author(s): Reddy, Robert R.
Corporate Author: TRW Space Technology Labs Redondo Beach Calif
Laboratory: Biomedical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-04
Report Number: AMRL TDR 63-31
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The Effect of UDMH Injection on Complex Avoidance Behavior in the Java Monkey

Author(s): Reynolds, Herbert H.
Corporate Author: Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-05
Report Number: AMRL TDR 63-39
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Computation Of Invariants In Continuous And Discrete Manifolds

Author(s): Inselberg, Alfred
Corporate Author: Illinois Univ Urbana Electrical Engineering Research Lab
Laboratory: Biophysics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-05
Report Number: AMRL TDR 63-40
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