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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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Mission-Analysis Computer Program for Investigating Performance Effectiveness of Airbreathing Engines

Author(s): Beineman, Charles H.
Corporate Author: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-12
Report Number: AFAPL-TR-68-101
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High-Temperature Protective Re-entry Coatings for Expandable Structures

Author(s): Conger, M. T.
Corporate Author: None Given
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 769-783
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Investigation of RF Radiation as a Secondary Phenomenon for Use in Checkout

Author(s): Ballard, James W.
Corporate Author: Systems Research Laboratories, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-06
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-46
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Propeller Acoustics Research (Isolated Airfoil Noise)

Author(s): Lyon, Craig A.
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1975-12
Report Number: AFAPL TR 75-78
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Project AHT

Author(s): Crawford, James E.
Corporate Author: : Space-General Corp El Monte CA
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-03
Report Number: AFAPL TR 67-30
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Design Criteria for Inflated, Expandable Beams Used as Structural Members in an Advanced Concept Paraglider

Author(s): Toni, R. A.
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. 537-554
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Aircraft Hydraulic Systems Dynamic Analysis: Volume I: Transient Analysis (HYTRAN) Computer Program User Manual

Author(s): Aimes, Gerry
Corporate Author: McDonnell Douglas Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1977-02
Report Number: AFAPL TR 76-043 Volume I
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Augmentor Stability Management Program User's Manual

Author(s): Ernst, R.
Corporate Author: Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Group
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1981-11-01
Report Number: AFWAL TR 81-2113
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Semi-rigid Structures for Space Applications: Expandable Space Structure

Author(s): Knox, P. M.
Corporate Author: Martin Company
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 362-295
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Development and Evaluation of a Rigidized Inflatable Microwave Reflector

Author(s): Gibson, K. F.
Corporate Author: Computing Devices of Canada, Ltd.; Bendix Corporation Research Laboratories
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 265-287
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A Study of the Influence of Lubricants on High-Speed Rolling-Contact Bearing Performance

Author(s): Kannel, Jerrold
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-10-10
Report Number: ASD TDR 61-643 Part 7
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Correlation of Analytical and Experimental Results of Cylindrical Shells Under Newtonian Pressure Distribution

Author(s): Lycurgus, N. C.
Corporate Author: None Given
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 740-767
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Evaluation Of A Detector For Free Water In Fuel

Author(s): Johnston, Robert K.
Corporate Author: Southwest Research Inst San Antonio TX
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-04
Report Number: AFAPL TR 66-39
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Expandable Structures Design Concepts for Astronaut Transfer

Author(s): Jurich, L.
Corporate Author: Aero Propulsion Laboratory; Aero Medical Laboratory; Aerospace Corporation; Goodyear Aerospace Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 1-18
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Structural Behavior of Tapered Inflated Fabric Cylinders Under Various Loading Conditions

Author(s): Kovalesvsky, L.
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. 659-685
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Development of High Temperature Seal-Lubricant Deposit Evaluation Techniques

Author(s): Pfoutz, Billy D.
Corporate Author: Koppers Co Inc Monroeville PA
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-03
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-3
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Bare Base Development Concepts

Author(s): Merkel, K. H.
Corporate Author: University of Cincinnati
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 104-139
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Propulsion System Flow Stability Program (Dynamic). Part VIII. Model for Predicting Compressor Performance with Combined Circumferential and Radial Distortion - Computer Program.

Author(s): Novak, R. A.
Corporate Author: Northern Research and Engineering Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-12
Report Number: AFAPL TR 68-142 Part VIII
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Research on Gas Lubrication at High Temperatures and Low Flow Rates

Author(s): Lewis, P.
Corporate Author: Mechanical Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-03
Report Number: APL TDR 64-56 Part 2
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Design Point Turbine Engine Performance Program

Author(s): Witherell, R. E.
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Report Number: AFAPL TR 68-88
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Contaminant Freeze-Out In Heat Exchangers. Volume III - Contaminant Freeze-Out Test Data

Author(s): Hinkley, R. B.
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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Effects of Additives on the Storage Stability of High-Temperature Fuels

Author(s): Johnston, Robert K.
Corporate Author: Southwest Research Institute
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-12
Report Number: AFAPL TR 64-142
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Development of an Expandable Airlock Utilizing the Elastic Recovery Principle

Author(s): Williams, J.
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. 467-496
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Storage Stability Of High Temperature Fuels

Author(s): Whisman, M. L.
Corporate Author: Bureau Of Mines Bartlesville Okla Petroleum Research Center
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-02
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-13 Part 3
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Application of Expandable Honeycomb to Fabrication of Space Structures

Author(s): Russell, I. W.
Corporate Author: GCA Corporation; Experimental Fabrication Division, WPAFB
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 50-73
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Propulsion System Flow Stability Program (Dynamic). Part XVI. Survey of Sensors Applicable to the Control of Aircraft Propulsion Systems

Author(s): Wolfshagen, Ronald G.
Corporate Author: North American Rockwell Corp Los Angeles CA Los Angeles Div
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-12
Report Number: AFAPL TR 68-142 Part XVI
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Stability of High-Temperature Hydrocarbon Jet Fuels During Storage

Author(s): Lander, Herbert R., Jr.
Corporate Author: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-11
Report Number: APL TDR 64-107
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Metal Fabrics for Aerospace Expandable Structures

Author(s): Freeston, W. D., Jr.
Corporate Author: Fabric Research Laboratories, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 429-446
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Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory Efforts under the RTD Pla for Improved Aircraft Turbine Engine Lubricants

Author(s): Berkey, Kerry L.
Corporate Author: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-01
Report Number: AFAPL TR 66-132
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Propulsion System Flow Stability Program (Dynamic). Part XVII. Propulsion System Simulation Digital Computer Program Format and Routines

Author(s): Kaplan, Earl H.
Corporate Author: North American Rockwell Corp Los Angeles CA Los Angeles Div
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-12
Report Number: AFAPL TR 68-142 Part XVII
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Sodium Silicate as a Versatile Structural Material

Author(s): Hoffman, H. I.
Corporate Author: Southwest Research Institute
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 289-303
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Contaminant Freeze-Out In Heat Exchangers. Volume II - Basic Investigation Of Contaminant Freeze-Out

Author(s): Hinkley, R. B.
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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