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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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Measurement and Analysis of Power Spectra and Cross-Power Spectra for Random Phenomena

Author(s): Bendat, Julius S.
Corporate Author: Thompson Ramo-Wooldrige Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-10
Report Number: WADD TR 60-681
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Mollier Diagram for Nitrogen

Author(s): Humphrey, R. L.
Corporate Author: VKF, ARO, Inc.
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 1960-05
Report Number: AEDC TN 60-83
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Performance of a 40-mm Combustion-Heated Light Gas Gun Launcher

Author(s): Lord, M. E.
Corporate Author: VKF, ARO, Inc.
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 1960-10
Report Number: AEDC TN 60-176
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Cosmic-Ray Monitoring of the Manned Stratolab Balloon Flights

Author(s): Yagoda, Herman
Corporate Author: Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories
Laboratory: Ionospheric Physics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-09
Report Number: AFCRL TN 60-640
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Specific Impulse Of Hydrogen Burned In Nitrogen-Oxygen Mixtures

Author(s): Lawler, James H. L.
Corporate Author: Aeronautical Systems Div Wright-Patterson AFB Ohio Directorate Of Advanced Systems Technology
Date of Publication: 1960-11
Report Number: WADD TN 60-254
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A Compendium Of The Properties Of Materials At Low Temperature (PHASE 1). Part 1. Properties Of Fluids

Author(s): Johnson, Victor J.
Corporate Author: Cryogenic Engineering Laboratory, National Bureau Of Standards
Date of Publication: 1960-10
Report Number: WADD TR 60-56 Part 1
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Thermal Insulation Of Air Force Clothing. A Catalog And Part 5 Of A Series

Author(s): Polte, Johannes W.
Corporate Author: Biomedical Laboratory Aerospace Medical Division
Laboratory: Biomedical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-09
Report Number: WADD TR 60-597
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Research And Development Services Leading To The Control Of Electrical Properties Of Materials For High Temperature Radomes

Author(s): Atlas, Leon M.
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-10
Report Number: WADC TR 59-300 Part II
AD Number: AD0249785
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Composite Inorganic Resilient Seal Materials

Author(s): Sabanas, M.
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-04
Report Number: WADC TR 59-338 Part 2
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Air Flow Characteristics Of Parachute Fabrics At Simulated High Altitudes

Author(s): Seshadri, C. V.
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-374
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Methods of Space Vehicle Noise Prediction

Author(s): Franken, Peter A.
Corporate Author: Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-09
Report Number: WADC TR 58-343 Volume 2
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An Analytical Method for the Classification of Flow Areas of Supersonic Wings

Author(s): Mallett, Frank M.
Corporate Author: Flight Control Laboratory
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-08
Report Number: WADC TR 58-669
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Physical Properties Of High Temperature Materials. Part Vi. Enthalpy And Heat Capacity Of Magnesium Oxide, Zirconium Oxide, And Zirconium Silicate From 0 To 900 C

Author(s): Victor, Andrew C.
Corporate Author: National Bureau Of Standards Washington D C
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-12
Report Number: WADC TR 57-374 Part 6
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Sound Propagation Near The Earth's Surface As Influenced By Weather Conditions

Author(s): Burkhard, M. D.
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Biomedical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-12
Report Number: WADC TR 57-353 Part 2
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Physiology And Operational Comparison Of MC-1 And MC-3 (MC-4) Partial Pressure Suits

Author(s): McGuire, Terence F.
Corporate Author: Biomedical Laboratory Aerospace Medical Division
Laboratory: Biomedical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-10
Report Number: WADC TR 57-536 Volume 1
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Properties Of Glasses At Elevated Temperatures

Author(s): Kerper, Matthew J.
Corporate Author: National Bureau Of Standards Gaithersburg MD
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-05
Report Number: WADC TR 56-645 Part 4
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Determining Air Reactions On Moving Vehicles. Part V. Methods Of Aerodynamics - Composite Bodies

Author(s): Krzywoblocki, M. Z.
Corporate Author: Institute For System Research, Laboratories For applied Sciences, The University Of Chicago
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-08
Report Number: WADC TR 56-51 Part 5
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Determining Air Reactions On Moving Vehicles. Part IV. Methods Of Aerodynamics - Elementary Bodies

Author(s): Krzywoblocki, M. Z.
Corporate Author: Institute For System Research, Laboratories For applied Sciences, The University Of Chicago
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-08
Report Number: WADC TR 56-51 Part 4
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The Effects And Characteristics Of Increased Respiratory Dead Space In Dogs

Author(s): Barnett, Thomas B.
Corporate Author: University Of North Carolina School Of Medicine
Laboratory: Biomedical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-12
Report Number: WADD TR 60-660
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Fluids, Lubricants, Fuels And Related Materials

Author(s): Klaus, E. Erwin
Corporate Author: Pennsylvania State University
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-06
Report Number: WADC TR 55-30 Part 8
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Nuclear Radiation Resistant Polymers And Polymeric Compounds

Author(s): Born, John W.
Corporate Author: The B. F. Goodrich Company Research Center
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-10
Report Number: WADC TR 55-58 Part 6
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A Compendium Of The Properties Of Materials At Low Temperature (PHASE 1) Part 2. Properties Of Solids

Author(s): Johnson, Victor J.
Corporate Author: Cryogenic Engineering Laboratory, National Bureau Of Standards
Date of Publication: 1960-10
Report Number: WADD TR 60-56 Part 2
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Energy Conversion Systems Reference Handbook Volume V - Direct Solar Conversion

Author(s): Evans, W.
Corporate Author: Electro-Optical Systems, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Accessories Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-09
Report Number: WADD TR 60-699 Volume V
AD Number: AD0257788
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Infrared Spectra Of The Phenyl Compounds Of Group IVb, Vb, And VIIb Elements

Author(s): Harrah, Larry A.
Corporate Author: Materials Central
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-12
Report Number: WADD TR 60-759
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Part Rejection Analysis

Author(s): Warr, R. E.
Corporate Author: General Electric Company
Laboratory: Operational Support Engineering Division
Date of Publication: 1960-09
Report Number: WADD TR 60-516
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Silica Microbubbles

Author(s): Lefforge, J. W.
Corporate Author: Emerson & Cuming, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-12
Report Number: WADD TR 60-899 Part 1
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Vaporization Of Compounds And Alloys At High Temperature Part II. Mass Spectrometric Studies of the Vaporization of Sulphides and the Dissociation Energy of S2

Author(s): Colin, R.
Corporate Author: University of Brussels
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-11
Report Number: WADD TR 60-782 Part II
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Vaporization Of Compound And Alloys At High Temperature Part I. Mass Spectrometric Determination of the Dissociation Energies of the Molecules AgAu, AgCu, AuCu

Author(s): Ackerman, Marcel
Corporate Author: University of Brussels
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-11
Report Number: WADD TR 60-782 Part I
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Effects Of Repetitive Eating of Limited Groups Of Food Items On Food Acceptance


Corporate Author: Quartermaster Food and Container Institute for the Armed Forces, Chicago, Illinois
Laboratory: Biomedical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-12
Report Number: WADD TR 60-750
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A Head Circumference Sizing System For Helmet Design: Including Three-Dimensional Presentations of Anthropometric Data

Author(s): Zeigen, Robert S.
Corporate Author: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory Aerospace Medical Division
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-12
Report Number: WADD TR 60-631
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Research On Analytical Methods For The Determination Of Oxygen In Beryllium

Author(s): Kallmann, Silve
Corporate Author: Ledoux & Company
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-12
Report Number: WADD TR 60-185
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Experimental Studies To Determine The Chemical Species Prevalent In The Plasma Of An Air Arc And The Boundary Layers Adjacent To Ablating Materials

Author(s): Carrigan, R.
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-10
Report Number: WADD TR 60-359
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The Vaporization and Physical Properties Of Certain Refractories, Part I. Techniques And Preliminary Studies

Author(s): Hasapis, A. A.
Corporate Author: Avco Corporation
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-10
Report Number: WADD TR 60-463 Part I
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A System Analysis View Of Longitudinal Flying Qualities

Author(s): McRuer, Duane T.
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-01
Report Number: WADD TR 60-43
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Research On Psychological Parameters of Sound

Author(s): Peters, Robert W.
Corporate Author: Mississippi Southern College
Laboratory: Aerospace Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-02
Report Number: WADD TR 60-249
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Effect Of Temperature On The Creep Of Polycrystalline Aluminum By The Cross-Sslip Mechanism

Author(s): Jaffe, N.
Corporate Author: University Of California
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-06
Report Number: WADD TR 60-53
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Judgments Of The Relative Frequency Of Two Random Sequential Events: Effects Of Duration Of Observation

Author(s): Erlick, Dwight E.
Corporate Author: Wright Air Development Division
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-09
Report Number: WADD TR 60-673
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Distribution-Free Statistical Tests

Author(s): Bradley, James V.
Corporate Author: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory Aerospace Medical Division
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-08
Report Number: WADD TR 60-661
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Investigation Of High Speed Impact Behavior Of Fibrous Materials. Part I. Design And Apparatus

Author(s): Chu, Chauncey C.
Corporate Author: Fabric Research Laboratories, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-09
Report Number: WADD TR 60-511 Part I
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Variations In Absolute Visual Thresholds During Acceleration Stress

Author(s): White, William J.
Corporate Author: Aerospace Medical Division
Laboratory: Aerospace Medical Division
Date of Publication: 1960-04
Report Number: WADD TR 60-34
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Thermopile Generator Feasibility Study. Part IV - Generator Design

Author(s): Gessner, R. L.
Corporate Author: General Electric Company
Laboratory: Flight Accessories Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-08
Report Number: WADD TR 60-22 Part IV
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Thermopile Generator Feasibility Study. Part I: Summary

Author(s): Gessner, R. L.
Corporate Author: General Electric Company
Laboratory: Flight Accessories Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-08
Report Number: WADD TR 60-22 Part I
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Study Of Physiochamical Properties Of Commercial Samples Of Isoprophyldicyclohexyl And Diethylcyclohexane

Author(s): Findl, E.
Corporate Author: Inglewood Laboratory, Thompson Products, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-11
Report Number: WADD TR 60-766
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Hyperenvironment Simulation.Part II. Development And Design Of Simulation Facilities For Space And Vehicle Environment

Author(s): McCoy, T. M.
Corporate Author: Northrop Corporation
Laboratory: Flight and Engineering Test Group
Date of Publication: 1960-12
Report Number: WADD TR 60-785 Part II
AD Number: AD0257775
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Energy Conversion System Reference Handbook Volume X - Reactor System Design

Author(s): Atomics International, Electro-Optical Systems, Inc.
Corporate Author: Atomics International Canoga Park, Calif.
Laboratory: Flight Accessories Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-09
Report Number: WADD TR 60-699 Volume X
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Energy Conversion System Reference Handbook. Volume III - Dynamic Thermal Converters

Author(s): Stephens, C. W.
Corporate Author: Electro-Optical Systems, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Accessories Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-09
Report Number: WADD TR 60-699 Volume III
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A Survey Of The Literature On Prediction Of Air Force Personnel Requirements

Author(s): Jones, Edna M.
Corporate Author: American Institute For Research
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-07
Report Number: WADD TR 60-493
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Research Study To Determine The Phase Equilibrium Relations Of Selected Metal Carbides At High Temperatures

Author(s): Dolloff, R. T.
Corporate Author: Research Laboratory of National Carbon Company Division of Union Carbide Corporation
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-07
Report Number: WADD TR 60-143
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Biomedical Effects Of Exposure Of Electromagnetic Radiation. Part I: Ultraviolet

Author(s): Buchanan, Archibald R.
Corporate Author: Physics, Engineering, Chemistry Corporation
Laboratory: Life Support Systems Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-05
Report Number: WADD TR 60-376
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Transient And Nonlinear Effects On High Speed, Vibratory, Thermoelastic Instability Phenomena. Part II Aerothermoelastic Applications

Author(s): Brunelle, Eugene J., Jr.
Corporate Author: Aeroelastic And Structures Research Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-12
Report Number: WADD TR 60-484 Part II
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