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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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32 reports

Design Methods For Magnetic Amplifiers And Saturable Reactors

Author(s): Walker, James R.
Corporate Author: Wayne Engineering Research Institute, Wayne University
Laboratory: Electronic Components Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-07
Report Number: WADC TR 56-281
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Proceedings Of The OSU-WADC Radome Symposium

Author(s): Tice, Thomas E.
Corporate Author: Ohio State University
Laboratory: Electronic Components Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-08
Report Number: WADC TR 56-393 Volume 3
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Proceedings of the OSU-WADC Radome Symposium

Author(s): Tice, Thomas E.
Corporate Author: Ohio State University
Laboratory: Electronic Components Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-08
Report Number: WADC TR 56-393 Volume 2
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Table of Contents


Corporate Author: Ohio State University
Laboratory: Electronic Components Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-08
Report Number: WADC TR 56-393 Volume I p. i-x
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A Polarizing, Reinforced, Broad-Band Anisotropic Panel

Author(s): Kirschbaum, H. S.
Corporate Author: Antenna Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering, The Ohio State University
Laboratory: Electronic Components Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-08
Report Number: WADC TR 56-393 Volume I p. 1-9
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The Dielectric Tensor of Alternating-Layer Material with Application to Honeycomb and Broadband Radomes

Author(s): Kotik, Jack
Corporate Author: Technical Research Group
Laboratory: Electronic Components Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-08
Report Number: WADC TR 56-393 Volume I p. 10-13
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Streamlined Lens-Radomes

Author(s): Kay, Alan F.
Corporate Author: Technical Research Group
Laboratory: Electronic Components Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-08
Report Number: WADC TR 56-393 Volume I p. 14-21
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Luneberg Lens Simulation in a Ripple Tank

Author(s): Walbridge, N. L.
Corporate Author: University of Vermont
Laboratory: Electronic Components Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-08
Report Number: WADC TR 56-393 Volume I p. 22-32
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Boresight Prediction Technique

Author(s): Pressel, Paul I.
Corporate Author: Aerophysics Departments, Goodyear Aircraft Corporation
Laboratory: Electronic Components Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-08
Report Number: WADC TR 56-393 Volume I p. 33-40
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Buckling Criteria for Sandwich Shells

Author(s): Zophres, W.
Corporate Author: Zenith Aircraft
Laboratory: Electronic Components Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-08
Report Number: WADC TR 56-393 Volume I p. 41-50
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A Design Note on Honeycomb Sandwich Construction

Author(s): Mark, Melvin
Corporate Author: Raytheon Manufacturing Company
Laboratory: Electronic Components Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-08
Report Number: WADC TR 56-393 Volume I p. 51-56
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Photographs of Some Effects on Rain Drops of Shock Waves Produced By 60-Caliber and 20-mm Projectiles

Author(s): Seidl, F. G. P.
Corporate Author: Boeing Airplane Company
Laboratory: Electronic Components Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-08
Report Number: WADC TR 56-393 Volume I p. 57-82
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Three Dimensional Error Prediction

Author(s): Hahn, George M.
Corporate Author: Dalmo Victor Company
Laboratory: Electronic Components Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-08
Report Number: WADC TR 56-393 Volume I p. 83-88
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Radome Rain Erosion Testing by Means of Supersonic Sleds


Corporate Author: Raytheon Manufacturing Company Missile Systems Division
Laboratory: Electronic Components Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-08
Report Number: WADC TR 56-393 Volume I p. 89-109
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Large Rigid Radome Design

Author(s): Morrison, Hadley F.
Corporate Author: Zenith Aircraft
Laboratory: Electronic Components Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-08
Report Number: WADC TR 56-393 Volume I p. 110-116
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Future Tactical Bomber Program

Author(s): Landis, V., Jr.
Corporate Author: Douglas Aircraft Co., Long Beach Division, Antenna Research & Development Laboratory
Laboratory: Electronic Components Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-08
Report Number: WADC TR 56-393 Volume I p. 128-131
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The Effect of Collimation Error on Proportional Navigational Systems

Author(s): Meyers, D.
Corporate Author: Hughes Aircraft Company
Laboratory: Electronic Components Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-08
Report Number: WADC TR 56-393 Volume I p. 132-137
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Development of a Very High Temperature Radome

Author(s): Ziff, Irving M.
Corporate Author: Zenith Aircraft
Laboratory: Electronic Components Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-08
Report Number: WADC TR 56-393 Volume I p. 138-140
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Materials Problems in Airborne Radomes Designed for High Speeds

Author(s): Spurr, R. A.
Corporate Author: Plastics Department, Research Laboratories, Hughes Aircraft Company
Laboratory: Electronic Components Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-08
Report Number: WADC TR 56-393 Volume I p. 141-150
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Process Specifications

Author(s): Brewen, Fred T.
Corporate Author: Zenith Aircraft
Laboratory: Electronic Components Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-08
Report Number: WADC TR 56-393 Volume I p. 151-160
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Quality Control of Reinforced Plastics Structures

Author(s): Matlock, Robert W.
Corporate Author: Zenith Aircraft
Laboratory: Electronic Components Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-08
Report Number: WADC TR 56-393 Volume I p. 161-165
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Ceramics as Basic Engineering Materials

Author(s): Smoke, E. J.
Corporate Author: Rutgers University
Laboratory: Electronic Components Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-08
Report Number: WADC TR 56-393 Volume I p. 166-169
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Development of Tooling and Processes for Fabricating Large High-Accuracy Radomes

Author(s): Vreeland, R. H.
Corporate Author: Plastics Department, Research Laboratories, Hughes Aircraft Company
Laboratory: Electronic Components Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-08
Report Number: WADC TR 56-393 Volume I p. 170-185
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The Measurement of Phase Delay on Dielectrics at Microwave Frequencies

Author(s): Gross, Emanuel H.
Corporate Author: Wright Air Development Center
Laboratory: Electronic Components Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-08
Report Number: WADC TR 56-393 Volume I p. 186-189
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Electrical Thickness Measurement by a Single-Horn Method

Author(s): Hope, H. R.
Corporate Author: Hughes Aircraft Research Laboratories
Laboratory: Electronic Components Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-08
Report Number: WADC TR 56-393 Volume I p. 190-196
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A Non-Destructive Test Method for Sandwich Structures

Author(s): Matlock, Robert W.
Corporate Author: Zenith Aircraft
Laboratory: Electronic Components Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-08
Report Number: WADC TR 56-393 Volume I p. 197-202
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Development of a Nondestructive Test for Glass-Reinforced Plastic Laminates

Author(s): Schwarber, A. J., Jr.
Corporate Author: Nondestructive Testing Research, Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Electronic Components Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-08
Report Number: WADC TR 56-393 Volume I p. 203-216
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Automatic Boresight Measuring Equipment

Author(s): Damonte, John B.
Corporate Author: Dalmo Victor Company
Laboratory: Electronic Components Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-08
Report Number: WADC TR 56-393 Volume I p. 217-226
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Radome Survey


Laboratory: Electronic Components Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-08
Report Number: WADC TR 56-393 Volume I p. 227-228
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Radome Survey


Corporate Author: Hughes Aircraft Company, Antenna Department
Laboratory: Electronic Components Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-08
Report Number: WADC TR 56-393 Volume I p. 229-230
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Proceedings of the OSU-WADC Radome Symposium

Author(s): Tice, Thomas E.
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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Hermetic Sealing Terminals

Author(s): Forster, George A.
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Electronic Components Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-04
Report Number: WADC TR 56-251
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