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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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Development of Space Expanded and Rigidized Solar Energy Collectors

Author(s): Schwartz, S.
Corporate Author: Hughes Aircraft Company
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 555-571
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Aluminum Foil Expandable Structures

Author(s): Motta, S.
Corporate Author: Avco Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 572-602
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Fabrication and Pressurization Technology for Improvement of Surface Accuracy of Passive Communications Satellites

Author(s): Grana, D. C.
Corporate Author: NASA Langley Research Center
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 603-616
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Astronaut Maneuvering Unit Technology

Author(s): Van Schaik, P. N.
Corporate Author: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 633-648
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Deployment System for the Pegasus Meteoroid Technology Satellite

Author(s): Ganssle, E. R.
Corporate Author: Fairchild Hiller Corp.
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 649-657
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Satellite Applications for Expandable Space Structures

Author(s): Zahn, H. S.
Corporate Author: Martin Company
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 687-707
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Recent Applications of Inflated Structures to Aerospace Vehicles

Author(s): Ross, R. S.
Corporate Author: Good Year Space Corp.
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 709-739
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Introduction and Table of Contents


Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. i-xiii
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Rotor-Bearing Dynamics Design Technology. Part VII: The Three Lobe Bearing And Floating Ring Bearing

Author(s): Lund, J. W.
Corporate Author: Mechanical Technology Inc Latham NY
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-02
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-45 Part 7
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Lightweight, Expandable Support Shelter Systems

Author(s): Alexander, J. M.
Corporate Author: University of Cincinnati
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 75-103
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'Ratio' Automated Assembly Technique for Space Structures

Author(s): Slysh, P.
Corporate Author: General Dynamics/Convair
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 141-163
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Chemical Rigidization of Preformed Flexible Foams

Author(s): Hanny, J. F.
Corporate Author: National Cash Register Company
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 165-178
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Maintenance Technology for Space Systems

Author(s): May, C. B.
Corporate Author: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 179-197
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Structural Considerations for an Expandable Lenticular Satellite

Author(s): Humble, J. L.
Corporate Author: NASA Langley Research Center
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 199-213
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Application of Inflatable Structures to Station Keeping of Passive Communications Satellites

Author(s): Cooper, J. E.
Corporate Author: NASA Langley Research Center
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 215-233
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Development of Manufacturing Techniques for a Metal Fabric Reinforced Re-entry Paraglider

Author(s): Keville, J. F.
Corporate Author: Space-General Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 235-247
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Bending of Unfurlable Tubular Structures in Space

Author(s): Herzl, G. G.
Corporate Author: Philco Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 249-263
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Inflatable Thermal Radiation Shield for Space Application

Author(s): Marshall, J. E.
Corporate Author: General Dynamics/Fort Worth
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 305-338
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Predistributed Foam for Rigidizing Membrane Structures in Space

Author(s): Jouriles, N.
Corporate Author: Goodyear Aerospace Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 339-361
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Buildings in Barrels, Part III

Author(s): Swensen, S.B.
Corporate Author: U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Laboratories
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 397-428
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Simulation of Meteoroid Impact Effects on Expandable Structures

Author(s): Holten, A. J.
Corporate Author: None Given
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 447-466
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Potential Applications for Expandable and Inflatable Structures for Re-entry Vehicles

Author(s): Wykes, R. P.
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 497-518
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Bibliography: On-Board In-Flight Checkout. Part II. Literature Citations

Author(s): Johnson, James L.
Corporate Author: IBM Federal Systems Div Owego Ny Electronics Systems Center
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-12
Report Number: AFAPL TR 66-130 Part 2
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Research Investigation Of Hydraulic Pulsation Concepts

Author(s): None Given
Corporate Author: Republic Aviation Corp Farmingdale N Y
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-10
Report Number: APL TDR 64-109
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Development and Optimization of a Resin System for Rigidization

Author(s): McKillip, W, J.
Corporate Author: Archer Daniels Midland Research Center
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 19-49
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Propulsion System Flow Stability Program (Dynamic). Part XX. Computer Programs for the Root Locus Analysis of Linearized Turbojet and Turbofan Control Systems

Author(s): Lum, Evan L.
Corporate Author: North American Rockwell Corp Los Angeles CA Los Angeles Div
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-12
Report Number: AFAPL TR 68-142 Part XX
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Compression Tests of Wire-Film Cylinders

Author(s): Rottmayer, E.
Corporate Author: Goodyear Aerospace Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 519-535
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Assessment of the Flammability of Aircraft Hydraulic Fluids

Author(s): Parts, Leo
Corporate Author: Monsanto Research Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1979-07-01
Report Number: AFAPL TR 79-2055
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Aircraft Hydraulic Systems Dynamic Analysis: Volume V: Steady State Flow Analysis (SSFAN) Computer Program User Manual

Author(s): Levek, Ray
Corporate Author: McDonnell Douglas Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1980-04-01
Report Number: AFAPL TR 76-043 Volume V
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Aircraft Hydraulic Systems Dynamic Analysis: Volume III: Frequency Response (HSFR) Computer Program User Manual

Author(s): Aimes, Gerry
Corporate Author: McDonnell Douglas Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1977-02
Report Number: AFAPL TR 76-043 Volume III
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Fire and Explosion Manual for Aircraft Accident Investigators

Author(s): Kuchta, Joseph M.
Corporate Author: Bureau of Mines
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-08
Report Number: AFAPL TR 73-74
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Environmental and Operating Requirements for Fire Extinguishing Systems on Advanced Aircraft

Author(s): McClure, J. D.
Corporate Author: General Dynamics
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1974-09
Report Number: AFAPL TR 73-122
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Research on Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication of High Speed Rolling-Sliding Contacts

Author(s): Smith, Richard L.
Corporate Author: Mechanical Technology Inc Latham N Y
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1972-07
Report Number: AFAPL TR 72-56
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Evaluation of Gas Lubricated Hydrodynamic Bearings in a Gas Turbine Environment

Author(s): Swenson, Kendall R.
Corporate Author: Airesearch Manufactruing Company of Arizona
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1972-06
Report Number: AFAPL TR 72-41
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Liquid Injection into a Supersonic Stream

Author(s): Yates, C. L.
Corporate Author: Air Force Aero Propulsion Lab
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1972-03
Report Number: AFAPL TR 71-97 Volume 1
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Solid Lubricated Bearing Technology. Part I. Solid Lubricated High Speed Ball Bearing

Author(s): Boes, D. J.
Corporate Author: Wetinghouse Research Labs, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-08
Report Number: AFAPL TR 71-69 Part 1
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Research on Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication on High-Speed Rolling-Sliding Contacts

Author(s): Smith, Richard L.
Corporate Author: Mechanical Technology, Inc. Latham, New York
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1970-12
Report Number: AFAPL TR 71-54
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Three-Dimensional Nozzle Design for Maximum Thrust. Volume I. Theoretical Development and Results

Author(s): Snyder, Lynn E,
Corporate Author: Purdue University Jet Propulsion Center
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1970-10-28
Report Number: AFAPL TR 70-79 Volume 1
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Propulsion System Integration and Test Program (Steady State). Part II. Shared Exit Ejector Nozzle Static Tests

Author(s): Alfano, David L.
Corporate Author: North American Rockwell Corp Los Angeles CA Los Angeles Div
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-06
Report Number: AFAPL TR 69-44 Part 02
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A Study of the Influence of Lubricants on High-Speed Rolling-Contact Bearing Performance: Part V. Research on Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication on High-Speed Rolling Contacts

Author(s): Kannel, Jerrold
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-07
Report Number: ASD TDR 61-643 Part 5
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Lubricity Properties Of High-Temperature Jet Fuels

Author(s): Appeldoorn, J. K.
Corporate Author: Esso Research And Engineering Co Linden Nj Products Research Div
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-09
Report Number: AFAPL TR 66-89 Part 2
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Dual Wall Inflatable Structures for Space Oriented Applications

Author(s): Bair, H. Q.
Corporate Author: Air Inflatable Products Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 785-802
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Membrane Analysis of Pressurized Thin Spheroid Shells Composed of Flat Gores and Its Application to Echo II

Author(s): Bahiman, H.
Corporate Author: None Given
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 617-631
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Turbine Engine Compressor Blade Checkout

Author(s): Bridges, J. E.
Corporate Author: IIT Research Institute
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-06
Report Number: AFAPL TR 67-59
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Rapid Site Preparation For Turbojet VTOL Aircraft

Author(s): Butler, J. E.
Corporate Author: Ling-Temco-Vought Inc Dallas Tex LTV Vought Aeronautics Div
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-10
Report Number: APL TDR 64-125
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Propulsion System Flow Stability Program (Dynamic). Part XII. Unsteady Combustion in Duct Burners and Afterburners

Author(s): Dix, D. M.
Corporate Author: North American Rockwell Corp Los Angeles CA Los Angeles Div
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-12
Report Number: AFAPL TR 68-142 Part XII
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High-Temperature Protective Re-entry Coatings for Expandable Structures

Author(s): Conger, M. T.
Corporate Author: None Given
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 769-783
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Investigation of RF Radiation as a Secondary Phenomenon for Use in Checkout

Author(s): Ballard, James W.
Corporate Author: Systems Research Laboratories, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-06
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-46
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Project AHT

Author(s): Crawford, James E.
Corporate Author: : Space-General Corp El Monte CA
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-03
Report Number: AFAPL TR 67-30
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Design Criteria for Inflated, Expandable Beams Used as Structural Members in an Advanced Concept Paraglider

Author(s): Toni, R. A.
Corporate Author: NASA Langley Research Center
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 537-554
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