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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101 reports

Optimization of Lifting Re-Entry Vehicles

Author(s): Wilbur L. Hankey, Jr., Ph. D.
Corporate Author: Aeronautical Systems Division
Laboratory: X-20 (Dyhna-Soar) Engineering Office
Date of Publication: 1963-03
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-1102
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Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Arc Plasma-Generation Technology. Part II: Applied Research on Electric Arc Phenomena. Volume 1: A Theoretical and Experimental Study of Thermionic Arc Cathodes

Author(s): W. L. Bade and J. M. Yos
Corporate Author: Avco Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-09
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-729 Part 2 Volume 1
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Low Frequency Instabilities of Free Systems

Author(s): Robert G. Schwendler and Jack H. Hill
Corporate Author: Computer Engineering Associates
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-11
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-655
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Development of a Solid State Electrical Distribution System

Author(s): R. N. Stock and R. W. Powell
Corporate Author: Alexandria Division American Machine and Foundry Company
Laboratory: AF Aero-Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-10
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-805
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Critical Survey of Mechanical Property Test-Methods for Brittle Materials

Author(s): William B. Shook
Corporate Author: Ohio State University
Laboratory: AF Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-07
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-491
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Analysis of Electrolysis Cell-Fuel Cell Method of Recovering Potable Water from Urine (Project ELF)

Author(s): William H. Tolliver
Corporate Author: General Electtic Company
Laboratory: Biomedical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-04
Report Number: AMRL TDR 63-32
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Effects of Decaborane on Brain Activity

Author(s): Jose M. Delgado
Corporate Author: Yale University
Laboratory: Biomedical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-05
Report Number: AMRL TDR 63-41
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Design Study of a Liquid Oxygen Converter for Use in Weightless Environments

Author(s): John M. Reynolds; Harry Y. Choi; Richard L. Mela; Mathew Hurwitz
Corporate Author: Dynatech Corporation
Laboratory: Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-06
Report Number: AMRL TDR 63-42
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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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Cathode-ray Tube Instrument Synthesis System

Author(s): R. N. Winner; A. Zilgalvis
Corporate Author: North American Aviation
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-10
Report Number: AMRL TDR 63-84
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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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Study Of Requirements For The Simulation Of Rendezvous And Docking Of Space Vehicles

Author(s): Ryken, John M.; Emerson, Jerome E.; Onega, George T.; Bilz, James L.
Corporate Author: Bell Aerospace Corp Buffalo N Y
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-10
Report Number: AMRL TDR 63-100
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Method Of Heating Foods During Aerospace Flight

Author(s): Nuccio, P. P.; Lis, S. J.
Corporate Author: General American Transportation Corp Niles IL
Laboratory: Biomedical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-12
Report Number: AMRL TDR 63-135
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Cyclic Strain Accumulation Under Complex Multiaxial Loading

Author(s): Moyar, G. J.; Sinclair, G. M.
Corporate Author: Illinois Univ At Urbana Fracture Research Lab
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-12
Report Number: RTD TDR 63-4120
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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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Investigation of a Method for the Prediction of Vibratory Response and Stress in Typical Flight Vehicle Structure

Author(s): W. H. Roberts; P. E. Finwall; R. W. White; K. E. Eldred
Corporate Author: Northup Corporation
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-08
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-801
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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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Contaminant Freeze-Out In Heat Exchangers. Volume III - Contaminant Freeze-Out Test Data

Author(s): R. B. Hinkley, J. C. Burke, F. E. Ruccia, R. P. Berthiaume, R. C. Reid, E. M. Drake, I. W. Dingwell, M. E. Weber
Corporate Author: Arthur D Little, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-07
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-508 Volume 3
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Waste Disposal For Aerospace Missions

Author(s): Nuccio, P.P.; Tomsic, C.M.; Zeff, J.D.
Corporate Author: MRD Div General American Transportation Corp Niles IL
Laboratory: Life Support Systems Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-01
Report Number: AMRL TDR 63-4
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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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Contaminant Freeze-Out In Heat Exchangers. Volume II - Basic Investigation Of Contaminant Freeze-Out

Author(s): R. B. Hinkley, J. C. Burke, F. E. Ruccia, R. P. Berthiaume, R. C. Reid, E. M. Drake, I. W. Dingwell, M. E. Weber
Corporate Author: Arthur D Little, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-07
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-508 Volume II
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Research On Problems Of Restricted Rotation Relevant To Inorganic Polymers

Author(s): Michael F. Lappert
Corporate Author: Manchester University
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-11
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-942 Part 2
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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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Development of Quartz Fiber Parachute Materials

Author(s): Chu, C. C.
Corporate Author: Fabric Research Laboratories, Inc.
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials & Processes
Date of Publication: 1963-01
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-964, p. 217-233
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High Strength Glass Fiber Tapes and Webbings for High Temperature Pressure Packed Decelerator Applications

Author(s): Cobb, Jr., E. S.
Corporate Author: Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials & Processes
Date of Publication: 1963-01
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-964, p. 206-216
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Conversion of High Modulus Materials into Flexible Fabric Structures

Author(s): Coplan, M. J.
Corporate Author: Fabric Research Laboratories, Inc.
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials & Processes
Date of Publication: 1963-01
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-964, p. 183-205
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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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HT-1 Fibrous Structures

Author(s): Little, Jr., C. O.
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. 116-126
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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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Study of a Sonic Load Recorder, Volume II.

Author(s): Smith, Jr., P. W.
Corporate Author: Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-03
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-165 Volume 2
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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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