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Nonlinear Thermoelasitc Effects on Hypersonic Stability and Control, Part III: Simulation, Measurement and Analysis of Nonlinear Static Aerothermoelastic Behavior of a 45 Degree Delta Wing

Author(s): Batt, James R.
Corporate Author: Bell Aerosystems Co.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-02
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-16 Part 3
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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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Evaluation Tests for Statistical Analyzers

Author(s): Kelly, R. D.
Corporate Author: Measurement Analysis Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-06
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-93
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Systems for the Collection and Analysis of Dynamic Data

Author(s): Kelly, R. D.
Corporate Author: Measurement Analysis Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-94
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A Study of Conventional Airplane Handling Qualities Requirements: Part I. Roll Handling Qualities

Author(s): Ashkenas, I. L.
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-138 Part 1
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A Study of Conventional Airplane Handling Qualities Requirements: Part II. Lateral-Directional Oscillatory Handling Qualities

Author(s): Ashkenas, I. L.
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-138 Part 2
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An Evaluation of Procedures for Calculating Aerodynamic Loads

Author(s): Schindel, Leon H.
Corporate Author: Massachusetts institute of Technology
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-18
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Introduction


Corporate Author: IBM San Jose Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-145 p. 1-4
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Application of Lyapunov's Direct Method to Stability Problems in Elastic and Aeroelastic Systems

Author(s): Wang, P. K. C.
Corporate Author: IBM San Jose Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-145 p. 29-64
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Asymptotic Stability of Equilibrium of a Simplified Aerodynamic Vehicle with Flexible Tail

Author(s): Wang, P. K. C.
Corporate Author: IBM San Jose Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-145 p. 65-71
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Stability Analysis of a Simplified Pitch-Controlled Flexible Aerodynamic Vehicle Via Lyapunov's Direct Method

Author(s): Wang, P. K. C.
Corporate Author: IBM San Jose Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-145 p. 72-83
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Optimum Control of a Class of Mixed Distributed and Lumped Parameter Systems

Author(s): Wang, P. K. C.
Corporate Author: IBM San Jose Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-145 p. 84-106
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Theory of Stability and Control for Distributed Parameter Systems. An Annotated Bibliography

Author(s): Wang, P. K. C.
Corporate Author: IBM San Jose Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-145 p. 141-164
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Ground Simulator Evaluations of Coupled Roll-Spiral Mode Effects on Aircraft Handling Qualities

Author(s): Newell, F. D.
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-03
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-39
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Weight Minimization of Honeycomb Heat Shields

Author(s): Achard, Robert T.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-06
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-66
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Trajectory Versus Line-of-Sight Space Rendezvous Using Out-of-Window Visual Cues

Author(s): Clark, Herbert J.
Corporate Author: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-02
Report Number: AMRL TR 65-10
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Development Of Aircraft Shock Absorbers Using Friction As The Energy Dissipator

Author(s): Fricker, Walter W.
Corporate Author: Cleveland Pneumatic Co OH
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-10
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-96
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Evaluation Of High Strength Tungsten-Base Alloys

Author(s): Cook, Charles R.
Corporate Author: TRW Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11
Report Number: AFML TR 65-397
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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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Pressure Measurements at Mach 8 on 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: 1965-06
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-124
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Theory Of Stage II Fatigue Crack Propagation

Author(s): Grosskreutz, J. C.
Corporate Author: Midwest Research Inst Kansas City MO
Laboratory: AF Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-03
Report Number: AFML TR 64-415
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Ultrasonic Wave Propagation And Interaction In Solid Materials

Author(s): Rollins, F. R., Jr.
Corporate Author: Midwest Research Institute, Kansas City, MO
Date of Publication: 1965-04
Report Number: ML TDR 64-21 Part 2
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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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Equations of Motion for Elastic Bodies Entering a Planetary Atmosphere

Author(s): Wang, P. K. C.
Corporate Author: IBM San Jose Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-145 p. 5-28
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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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Space Technology: Volume I: Spacecraft Systems

Author(s): Abraham, L. H.
Corporate Author: Douglas Aircraft Co., Inc.
Laboratory: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Date of Publication: 1965-01
Report Number: NASA SP-65
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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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Test and Evaluation of Electronic Image Generation and Projection Devices. Volume I. Evaluation Technique

Author(s): Harshbarger, John H.
Corporate Author: Systems Research Laboratories, Inc.
Laboratory: Aerospace Medical Research Laboratories
Date of Publication: 1965-08
Report Number: AMRL TR 65-116 Vol. I
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Mechanisms Of Fatigue In 1100-0 And 2024-T4 Aluminum

Author(s): Grosskreutz, J. C.
Corporate Author: Midwest Research Institute
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-07
Report Number: AFML TR 65-127
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Growth of Tissues of Higher Plants in Continuous Liquid Culture and Their Use in a Nutritional Experiment

Author(s): Tulecke, Walter
Corporate Author: Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Inc.
Laboratory: Aerospace Medical Research Laboratories
Date of Publication: 1965-07
Report Number: AMRL TR 65-101
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Micromechanics Of Fiber-Reinforced Composites

Author(s): Alexander, E. L.
Corporate Author: Rocketdyne Canoga Park Calif Research Dept
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11
Report Number: AFML TR 65-283
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