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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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A Theoretical Investigation of a Circular Lifting Jet in a Cross-Flowing Mainstream

Author(s): Hackett, J. E.
Corporate Author: Lockheed-Georgia Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 70-170
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Validation of the Flying Qualities of MIL-F-008785A

Author(s): Brady, C. C.
Corporate Author: McDonnell Aircraft Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 70-155
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A Design Procedure and Handling-Quality Criteria for Lateral-Directional Flight Control Systems

Author(s): Stein, Gunter
Corporate Author: Honeywell, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 70-152
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Investigation of Measuring System Requirements for Instrument Low Visibility Approach

Author(s): Graham, Dunstan
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-02
Report Number: AFFDL TR 70-102
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The "Paper Pilot" - A Digital Computer Program to Predict Pilot Rating for the Hover Task

Author(s): Dillow, James D.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboartory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-03
Report Number: AFFDL TR 70-40
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Integrated Information Presentation and Control System Study. Volume III. Degraded Mode Analysis.

Author(s): Premselaar, S. J.
Corporate Author: Boeing Co Seattle Wash Military Aircraft Systems Div
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-06
Report Number: AFFDL TR 70-79 Volume 3
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Hazardous Material Tank Cars -- Tank Head Protective "Shield" or "Bumper" Design

Author(s): Everett, J. E.
Corporate Author: American Association of Railroads
Laboratory: Federal Railroad Administration
Date of Publication: 1971-08
Report Number: FRA-RP-72-01
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New and Refined Nondestructive Techniques for Graphite Billets and Shapes

Author(s): Oaks, A. E.
Corporate Author: General Electric Company
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-07
Report Number: AFML TR 70-212 Part 2
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Narrow-Band Systems and Gaussianity

Author(s): Papoulis, A.
Corporate Author: Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn
Laboratory: Rome Air Development Center
Date of Publication: 1971-11
Report Number: RADC TR 71-225
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Fire Spread in High Density High-Rise Buildings

Author(s): Takata, A. N.
Corporate Author: IIT Research Institute
Date of Publication: 1971-02
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Computer Performance Analysis: Framework and Initial Phases for A Performance Improvement Effort

Author(s): Bell, T. E.
Corporate Author: RAND Corporation
Date of Publication: 1971-08
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Aircraft Ground Flotation Analysis Procedures - Paved Airfields

Author(s): Creech, Dale E.
Laboratory: Deputy for Engineering
Date of Publication: 1971-01
Report Number: ASD TR 70-43
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Cobat Optimization and Analysis Program - COAP: Volume II: Program User's Manual

Author(s): Hague, D. S.
Corporate Author: Aerophysics Research Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-52 Volume II
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Combat Optimization and Analysis Program - COAP Volume III: Programmer's Manual

Author(s): Hague, D. S.
Corporate Author: Aerophysics Research Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-52 Volume III
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The Diffraction of Elastic Waves and Dynamic Stress Concentrations

Author(s): Mow, Chao-Chow
Corporate Author: RAND Corporation
Date of Publication: 1971-04
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On Extreme Stable Laws and Some Applications

Author(s): Eaton, Morris L..
Corporate Author: RAND Corporation
Date of Publication: 1971-02
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A Politico-Military Biography of Lin Piao, Part I, 1907-1949

Author(s): Robinson, Thomas W.
Corporate Author: RAND Corporation
Date of Publication: 1971-01
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The Purge of Lo Jui-Ch'ing: The Politics of Chinese Strategic Planning

Author(s): Harding, Harry
Corporate Author: Rand Corporation
Date of Publication: 1971-02
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Fully Proceduralized Job Performance Aids: Volume III: JPA Manager's Handbook.

Author(s): Joyce, Reid P.
Corporate Author: Applied Science Associates, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Human Resources Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-12
Report Number: AFHRL TR 71-53 Volume III
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Preliminary Design Study for an Advanced Fighter Type In-Flight Simulator

Author(s): Gallagher, J. T.
Corporate Author: Northrop Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-10
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-149
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The Use of Reflectors to Shape a Sound Field

Author(s): Manning, Jerome E.
Corporate Author: Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-03
Report Number: AFFDL TR 70-97
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Optimal Control of Libration Point Space Station

Author(s): Wolaver, L. E.
Corporate Author: Applied Mathematics Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Aerospace Research Laboratories
Date of Publication: 1971-01
Report Number: ARL 71-0016
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A Markovian Flow Model: The Analysis of Movement in Large-Scale (Military) Personnel Systems

Author(s): Merck, J. W.
Corporate Author: RAND Corporation
Date of Publication: 1971-02
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Environmental Sensitivity of Structural Metals: Liquid Metal Embrittlement

Author(s): Gordon, Paul
Corporate Author: Illinois Institute of Technology, Department of Metallurgical Engineering
Laboratory: Frankford Arsenal
Date of Publication: 1971-06
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Using Logistics Models in System Design and Early Support Planning

Author(s): Paulson, R. M.
Corporate Author: RAND Corporation
Date of Publication: 1971-02
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Adhesive Property Phenomena and Test Techniques

Author(s): Zabora, Ronald F.
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-07
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-68
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A Photographic Technique for Image Enhancement: Pseudocolor Two-Separation Process

Author(s): Stratton, Roy
Corporate Author: Rand Corporation
Date of Publication: 1971-07
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Background Information and User Guide for MIL-F-83300-Military Specification - Flying Qualities of Piloted V/STOL Aircraft

Author(s): Chalk, Charles R.
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-03
Report Number: AFFDL TR 70-88
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MAGIC II: An Automated General Purpose System for Structural Analysis. Volume II: User's Manual

Author(s): Jordan, Stephen
Corporate Author: Bell Aerospace Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-1 Volume II
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Design Studies and Model Tests of the Stowed Tilt Rotor Concept: Volume VIII. Summary of Structural Design Criteria and Aerodynamic Prediction Techniques

Author(s): Sandford, Robin W.
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-10
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-62 Volume 8
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Design Studies and Model Tests of the Stowed Tilt Rotor Concept. Volume I. Parametric Design Studies.

Author(s): Fry, Bernard L.
Corporate Author: Boeing Vertol Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-07
Report Number: AFFDL TR 71-62 Volume 1
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Airplane Flying Characteristics in Turbulence

Author(s): Onstott, E. D.
Corporate Author: Northrop Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-02
Report Number: AFFDL TR 70-143
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