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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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Investigation of the Requirements for Combined Environment Testing of Air Force Material

Author(s): E. R. Wilson, W. P. Rader, H. N. McGregor and J. D. Donahue
Corporate Author: Martin-Marietta Corp.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-12
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-126 Volume 2
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Experimental Verification of the Analyses and Computer Programs Concerning Heat Transfer Through Semitransparent Materials

Author(s): H. Finch, M. Noland and C. Moeller
Corporate Author: Midwest Research Institute
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-07
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-136
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Prediction of Space Vehicle Thermal Characteristics

Author(s): J. T. Bevans, T. Ishimoto, B. R. Loya and E. E. Luedke
Corporate Author: TRW Systems Group
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-10
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-139
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Self-Organizing Spacecraft Attitude Control

Author(s): Roger L. Barron, Samuel Schalkowsky, John M. Davies and Richard F. Snyder
Corporate Author: Adaptronics, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-09
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-141
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Hot Structures Thermal Correlation

Author(s): James F. Clawson
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-142
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Nine-Channel Data Acquisition System

Author(s): Rod Sackett and Dan Hobel
Corporate Author: Whittaker Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-09
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-151
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X-20 High Temperature Side Window Test Evaluation

Author(s): John C. McGinnis
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-155
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Investigation Of Propellant Actuated Devices For Use In Emergency Crew Escape Systems For Advanced Aerospace Vehicles. Phase III. Design Study.

Author(s): Bleikamp, R. H.; Lake, E. R.; McGovern, D. R.
Corporate Author: McDonnell Aircraft Corp St Louis MO
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-04
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-26 Part 2
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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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An Experimental and Analytical Investigation of Hypersonic Inlet Boundary Layers

Author(s): J. F. Stroud; L. D. Miller
Corporate Author: Lockheed-California Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-123 Volume 2
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General Instability of Orthotropically Stiffened Cylinders. Part 1. Axial Compression, Torsion and Hdyrostatic Pressure Loadings

Author(s): Roger Milligan; Gerorge Gerard; C. Lakshmikantham; Herbert Becker
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-07
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-161 Part 1
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General Instability of Orthotropically Stiffened Cylinders. Part 2. Bending and Combined Compression and Bending.

Author(s): C. Lakshmikantham; Geroge Gerard; Roger Milligan
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-161 Part 2
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Gaussian Approximations to the Distribution of Sample Coherence

Author(s): L. D. Enochson; N. R. Goodman
Corporate Author: Measurement Analysis Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-06
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-57
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Random Fatigue Test Sampling Requirements

Author(s): S. C. Choi; L. D. Enochson
Corporate Author: Measurement Analysis Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-95
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A Conical Thin-Shock-Layer Theory Uniformly Valid in the Entropy Layer

Author(s): Robert E. Melnik
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-01
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-82
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An Experimental and Analytical Investigation of Hypersonic Inlet Boundary Layers

Author(s): J. F. Stroud; L. D. Miller
Corporate Author: Lockheed-California Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-123 Volume 1
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Investigation of the Acquisition Problem in Satellite Attitude Control

Author(s): A. Sabroff; R. Farrenhopf; A. Frew; M. Gran
Corporate Author: TRW/Space Technology Laboratories
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-12
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-115
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Flight Control Data and Information Exchange Program: Part I. Investigation of Need and Feasibility


Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-120 Part 1
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Equations of Motion for Elastic Bodies Entering a Planetary Atmosphere

Author(s): P. K. C. Wang; W. E. Langlois
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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Theory of Stability and Control for Distributed Parameter Systems. An Annotated Bibliography

Author(s): P. K. C. Wang
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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An Improved Estimate for the Error of Truncation for an Infinite System of Ordinary Differential Equations

Author(s): M. L. Brady
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. 127-140
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Estimates for Truncation Errors of Infinite Dimensional Systems of Linear Ordinary Differential Equations

Author(s): M. L. Brady; P. K. C. Wang
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. 107-126
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Optimum Control of a Class of Mixed Distributed and Lumped Parameter Systems

Author(s): P. K. C. Wang
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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Stability Analysis of a Simplified Pitch-Controlled Flexible Aerodynamic Vehicle Via Lyapunov's Direct Method

Author(s): P. K. C. Wang
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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Aerodynamics of a Rectangular Wing with a Peripheral Jet for Air Cushion Take-Off and Landing

Author(s): K. Dau; B. Etkin; D. Surry
Corporate Author: University of Toronto
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-09
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-59
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