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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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Analytical and Experimental Investigation of Coated Metal Fabric Expandable Structures for Aerospace Applications

Author(s): None Given
Corporate Author: Goodyear Aerospace Corporation
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-11
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-542
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Investigation of a Close Tolerance Pyrotechnic Metallic Delay Element

Author(s): W. R. Peterson
Corporate Author: Frankford Arsenal
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-09
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-563
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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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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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Automatic Runway Profile Measuring Instrumentation And Runaway Properties. Part III: Base Surveys

Author(s): D. F. Turner
Corporate Author: Midwest Research Institute
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-07
Report Number: WADD TR 60-470 Part III
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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): Lawrence Meckler
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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Development and Flight Calibration of a Variable-Drag Device on a Variable Stability T-33 Airplane

Author(s): F. D. Newell; B. H. Dolbin; A. E. Schelhorn
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-11
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-910
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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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Pressure and Heat Transfer Measurements for Hypersonic Flows over Expansion Corners and Ahead of Ramps Part II: Mach 5 Pressure Data for Flows Ahead of Ramps: :Part of an Investigation of Hypersonic Flow Separation and Control Characteristics

Author(s): Kaufman, Louis G.
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-09
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-679 Part 2
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Pressure and Heat Transfer Measurements for Hypersonic Flows over Expansion Corners and Ahead of Ramps Part I: Mach 5 and 8 Data for Expansion Corner Flows: Part of an Investigation of Hypersonic Flow Separation and Control Characteristics

Author(s): Kaufman, Louis G.
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-09
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-679 Part 1
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Study of a Servo Actuator Design and Test and Fabrication of an Experimental Model

Author(s): R. T. Banfield; T. Caywood
Corporate Author: Hydraulic Research and Manufacturing Company
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-07
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-620
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Development of a Low Altitude Turbulence Model for Estimating Gust Loads on Aircraft

Author(s): U. O. Lappe; R. H. Thuillier; R. W. Reeves
Corporate Author: New York University
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-07
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-318
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The Statistical Properties of Signals and Measurements of Simple Manual Control Systems

Author(s): Jerome I. Elkind; D. Lucille Darley
Corporate Author: Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc.
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-07
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-85
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Pressure Distributions and Oil Film Photographs for Mach 5 Flows Past Fins Mounted on a Flat Plate: Part of an Investigation of Hypersonic Flow Separation and Control Characteristics

Author(s): Louis G. Kaufman
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-09
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-755
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Wind, wind Shear, and Gust design Criteria for Vertically-Rising Vehicles as Recommended on the Basis of Wind Data from Eleven United States and Foreign Locations

Author(s): L. L. Mazzola; J. Putukian; E. S. Criscione; N. P. Hobbs
Corporate Author: AviDyne Research, Inc.
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-06
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-908
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Research and Study of Analytical Techniques for Predicting Reliability of Flight-Control Systems

Author(s): L.H. Stember; D. G. Mark; R. E. Mesloh; A. A. Putnam
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-06
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-287
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Investigation of Techniques for Predicting the Development Cost and Development Time of Automatic Flight Control Systems

Author(s): R. A. Courtney; H. M. Dye; R. L. Erler; C. P. Martin; F. C. Reed; H. T. Spiro; D. E. Johnston
Corporate Author: Planning Research Corporation
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-11
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-751
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Demonstration of the Application of Majority Logic for Increased Reliability in Automatic Flight Control Systems

Author(s): R. M. Derby; J. J. Fleck
Corporate Author: General Electric Company
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-07
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-275
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A Measurement of the Static Aeroelastic Deformation and Loading of a Wing in Supersonic Flow

Author(s): F. H Durgin; C. J. Bartlett
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-09
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-366
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A Rational Method for Predicting Alighting Gear Dynamic Loads: Volume II: Examples

Author(s): T. R. Ferguson, J. Mollick and W. W. Kitts
Corporate Author: Chance Vought Corporation
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-12
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-555 Volume II
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A Rational Method for Predicting Alighting Gear Dynamic Loads: Volume I: General Methods

Author(s): T. R. Ferguson, J. Mollick and W. W. Kitts
Corporate Author: Chance Vought Corporation
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-12
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-555 Volume I
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Investigation of Dynamic Stability Derivatives of Vehicles Flying at Hypersonic Velocity

Author(s): Arthur Gilmore, Vladimir Seredinsky and Donald MacKenzie
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-09
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-460
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Two Dimensional Analysis of Transient Heat Conduction in a Sector of a Hollow Circular Cylinder

Author(s): J. G. Torian and G. K. Bennett
Corporate Author: Martin Company Aerosciences Research Laboratory
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-11
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-642
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