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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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Predicting Success in Certain Aircraft Maintenance Specialties by Means of Manipulative Tests

Author(s): Edwin A. Fleishman
Date of Publication: 1955-09
Report Number: AFPTRC TN 55-23
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Comparison of Supervisor, Co-Worker, and Self-Ratings of WAF Job Performance

Author(s): Marvin H. Berkeley
Date of Publication: 1955-09
Report Number: AFPTRC TN 55-25
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Reproduction of Simple Movements as a Function of Factors Influencing Proprioceptive Feedback

Author(s): Harry P. Bahrick, Paul M. Fitts, and Ronald Schneider
Date of Publication: 1955-10
Report Number: AFPTRC TN 55-33
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Multiple Response Transfer as a Function of Supplementary Training with Verbal Schematic Aids

Author(s): Frederick H. Kresse, Robert M. Peterson, and David A. Grant
Date of Publication: 1955-10
Report Number: AFPTRC TN 55-34
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A Method of Pattern Analysis for Isolating Typological and Dimensional Constructs

Author(s): Louis L. McQuitty
Date of Publication: 1955-12
Report Number: AFPTRC TN 55-62
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The Effects of Simultaneous Deceleration, Tumbling and Windblast Encountered in Escape From Supersonic Aircraft

Author(s): Harry W. Wiant
Corporate Author: Cook Research Laboratories
Date of Publication: 1956-03
Report Number: WADC TN 54-18
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Polymerization Through Coordination

Author(s): John C. Bailar, Jr. , William C. Drinkard, Jr., Malcolm L. Judd
Corporate Author: Dept. Of Chemistry And Chemical Engineering, University Of Illinois
Date of Publication: 1958-08
Report Number: WADC TR 57-391 Part 2
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Electronic Components Parts Research For 500 Degrees C Operation .Part I

Author(s): Morton E. Goldberg, Harlan G. Hamre
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Electronic Components Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-02
Report Number: WADC TR 57-362 Part 1
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Systematic Observation of Instructor Behavior

Author(s): Joseph E. Morsh
Date of Publication: 1956-05
Report Number: AFPTRC TN 56-52
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The Efficient Course of Action in "Trouble Shooting" as a Joint Function of Probability and Cost

Author(s): Lawrence M. Stolurow, Bruce Bergum, Thomas Hodgson, and John Silva
Date of Publication: 1956-06
Report Number: AFPTRC TN 56-71
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Criteria of Executive Effectiveness

Author(s): Marvin D. Dunnette, Dallis K. Perry, and Thomas A. Mahoney
Date of Publication: 1956-06
Report Number: AFPTRC TN 56-73
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Trait Judgements from Photographs as a Projective Device

Author(s): Donald T. Campbell and Leroy S. Burwen
Date of Publication: 1956-07
Report Number: AFPTRC TN 56-93
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Proceedings of the OSU-WADC Radome Symposium

Author(s): Thomas E. Tice; Roberty Fouty
Corporate Author: Ohio State University
Laboratory: Electronic Components Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-08
Report Number: WADC TR 56-393 Volume 1
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A Measure of Stimulus Similarity and Errors in Some Paired-Associate Learning Tasks

Author(s): Ernst Z. Rothkopf
Date of Publication: 1957-06
Report Number: AFPTRC TN 57-74
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A Correlational Analysis of Achievement in a Generalized Electronic Troubleshooting Course

Author(s): Neil D. Warren, William F. Dossett, and James S. Ford
Date of Publication: 1957-12
Report Number: AFPTRC TN 57-148
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Prediction of Airman Reenlistment

Author(s): Robert Fitzpatrick and John W. Cullen
Date of Publication: 1957-12
Report Number: AFPTRC TR 57-12
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Reinvestigation Of The Systems Ti - Al - Cr And Ti - Al - V


Corporate Author: New York University
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-08
Report Number: WADC TR 58-105
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Biophysics Of Concussion

Author(s): Nathaniel R. Hollister; William P. Jolley; Robert G. Horne; Reinhard Friede
Corporate Author: N. R. Hollister, M. D. and Aero Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-09
Report Number: WADC TR 58-193
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Evaluation of decision making performance on three pictorial navigation displays

Author(s): Narva, M. A.
Corporate Author: Martin Company
Date of Publication: 1958-11
Report Number: WADC TR 58-49
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Metal-ceramic Laminates

Author(s): R. K. Francis, R. Brown
Corporate Author: New York State College Of Ceramics, Alfred U.
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-11
Report Number: WADC TR 58-600
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Investigation Of Methods For Determining Actual Flaw Size In Materials By Non-Destructive Ultrasonic Techniques

Author(s): Gerald J. Posakony, Merle R. Loetz
Corporate Author: Automation Instruments, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-12
Report Number: WADC TR 59-302
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Electronic Designer's Shock And Vibration Guide For Airborne Applications

Author(s): Robert E. Barbiere; Wayne Hall
Corporate Author: RCA Service Company, A Division Of Radio Corporation Of America, Camden, New Jersey
Laboratory: Wright Air Development Center
Date of Publication: 1958-12
Report Number: WADC TR 58-363
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A New Look At The Hydrogen Embrittlement Of Cadium Coated High Strength Steels

Author(s): Norman M. Geyer, G. William Lawless, Bennie Cohen
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-12
Report Number: WADC TR 58-481
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Synthesis Of Tin-Containing Polymers

Author(s): Paul E. Koenig; James H. Hutchinson
Corporate Author: Ethyl Corporation
Date of Publication: 1958-05
Report Number: WADC TR 58-44 Part 1
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Supersonic Aeroelastic Effects on Static Stability and Control Part I. - Aerodynamics Volume II

Author(s): Melvin B. Zisfein; Vincent W. Donato; Robert F. Farrell
Corporate Author: Bell Aircraft Coporation
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-12
Report Number: WADC TR 58-95 Part 1 Volume 2
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Development Of A Final Stage Recovery System For A 10,000 Pound Weight

Author(s): Gimalouski, Edward A.
Corporate Author: Pioneer Parachute Co Inc Manchester CT
Laboratory: Aeronautical Accessories Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-12
Report Number: WADC TR 59-109
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The Theory and Practice of Three Dimensional Minimum Time Dynamic Performance Maneuvers

Author(s): Daniel O. Dommasch; Roger L. Barron; William G. Stewart
Corporate Author: Dodco, Inc.
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-04
Report Number: WADC TR 58-66
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Organometallic Polymers

Author(s): Paul E. Koenig
Corporate Author: Ethyl Coporation
Date of Publication: 1959-06
Report Number: WADC TR 58-44 Part 2
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Performance Of Trailing Aerodynamic Decelerators At High Dynamic Pressures: Part III Wind Tunnel Testing Of Rigid And Flexible Parachute Models

Author(s): B. A. Engstrom; R. A. Meyer
Corporate Author: Cook Research Laboratories
Laboratory: Aeronautical Accessories Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-01
Report Number: WADC TR 58-284 Part 3
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Synthesis Of Thermally Stable Epoxy Resins For Dielectric Applications

Author(s): Lee M. Kindley; Richard F. Marshall; Louis P. Glekas; Paul E. Ritt
Corporate Author: Melpar, Incorporated
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-07
Report Number: WADC TR 59-190 Part 1
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Aerodynamic Heating Of Iron Meteorites During Entry Into The Atmosphere

Author(s): Robert E. Maringer; George K. Manning
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-04
Report Number: WADC TR 59-164
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Development Of An Emergency Pressurization System For An Escape Capsule

Author(s): A. E. Replogle; A. E. Miller
Corporate Author: Scott Aviation Corporation
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-05
Report Number: WADC TR 58-397
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The Determination Of Near Infrared Spectra

Author(s): Scott Anderson, Raymond Isaac, Myra Blankenship
Corporate Author: Anderson Physical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-09
Report Number: WADC TR 59-344
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Study Of Methods For Nondestructive Measurment Of Residual Stress

Author(s): Fred R. Rollins
Corporate Author: Midwest Research Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-12
Report Number: WADC TR 59-561
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Behavior Of Plastic Materials In Hyperthermal Environments

Author(s): Donald L. Schmidt
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-06
Report Number: WADC TR 59-574
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Stress-Corrosion Of Notched And Unnotched 7079-T6 Aluminum Alloy

Author(s): Kegarise, Ronald
Corporate Author: Wright Air Development Center Wright-Patterson AFB OH
Date of Publication: 1959-05
Report Number: WADC TN 59-66
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Proceedings of the First Annual Arctic Planning Session, November 1958

Author(s): J. H. Hartshorn
Corporate Author: Air Force Cambridge Research Center
Date of Publication: 1959-04
Report Number: AFCRC TN 59-256
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Proceedings of the Second Annual Arctic Planning Season, October 1959

Author(s): Vivian C. Bushnell
Corporate Author: Air Force Cambridge Research Center
Date of Publication: 1959-12
Report Number: AFCRC TN 59-661
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A Method of Calculating Turbulent-Boundary-Layer Growth at Hypersonic Mach Numbers

Author(s): James C. Sivells and Robert G. Payne
Corporate Author: GDF, ARO, Inc.
Date of Publication: 1959-03
Report Number: AEDC TR 59-3
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A Transistorized Galvanometer Current Limiter

Author(s): P. L. Clemens and R. L. Ledford
Corporate Author: VKF, ARO, Inc.
Date of Publication: 1959-11
Report Number: AEDC TN 59-110
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A Jet Engine Thermocouple System for Measuring Temperatures up to 2300 Degrees F

Author(s): Michael E. Ihnat
Corporate Author: General Electric Company
Laboratory: Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-01
Report Number: WADC TR 57-744
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Rotational Isomerism Of Unbranched 1-alkenes By Infrared Spectra

Author(s): Larry A. Harrah
Corporate Author: Physics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADD TR 61-82
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Ultrasonic Methods For The Study Of Stress Cycling Effects In Metals

Author(s): Rohn Truell, Bruce Chick
Corporate Author: Metals Research Laboratory, Brown University
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-04
Report Number: WADD TR 60-920
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Ultrasonic Methods For Nondestructive Measurement Of Residual Stress

Author(s): Fred Rollins
Corporate Author: Midwest Research Institute
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-05
Report Number: WADD TR 61-42 Part 1
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Investigation Of Escape Capsule Systems For Multi-place Aircraft . Part I: Preliminary Investigation

Author(s): J. J. Vorachek; F. Milhoan
Corporate Author: Goodyear Aircraft Corporation
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-12
Report Number: WADC TR 57-329 Part 1
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Investigation Of Escape Capsule Systems For Multi-place Aircraft. Part II: Preliminary Design And wind Tunnel Testing Of An Individual Escape Capsule

Author(s): F. M. Milhoan; J. J. Vorachek; J. D'Allura
Corporate Author: Goodyear Aircraft Corporation
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-12
Report Number: WADC TR 57-329 Part 2
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Structural Safety Under Conditions of Ultimate Load Failure and Fatigue

Author(s): A. M. Freudenthal, M. Shinozuka
Corporate Author: Columbia University
Date of Publication: 1961-10
Report Number: WADD TR 61-177
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Evaluation Of BUNA-N (NBR) Gaskets In Prototype Applications Under Gamma Flux

Author(s): John A. Parker , Denver Hale
Corporate Author: Physics Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-02
Report Number: WADC TR 59-661
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Automatic Runway Profile Measuring Instrumentation And Runway Properties. Part I: Equipment

Author(s): D. F. Turner, R. S. Brown, W. E. Snyder
Corporate Author: Midwest Research Institute
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-02
Report Number: WADD TR 60-470 Part 1
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Research And Development On High-pressure-high-temperature Metallurgy

Author(s): L. Kaufman, S. V. Radcliffe
Corporate Author: Manufacturing Laboratories, Inc.
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 1961-08
Report Number: WADD TR 60-893
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