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The October 1994 revision of the KSC Toxic Substances Registry System (TSRS) Material Safety Data Sheets (MSD's) is presented. The listed MSD's which were submitted to the TSRS are maintained by the Base Operations Contractors of the Biomedical Operations and Research Office of KSC. The purpose of the index is to provide a means of accessing information on the hazards associated with the toxic and otherwise hazardous chemicals stored and used at KSC. Indices are provided for manufacturers,...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), CAPE KENNEDY LAUNCH COMPLEX, DATA BASES, INDEXES...
Calibration curves for the Apollo 16 command service module pulse code modulation downlink and onboard display are presented. Subjects discussed are: (1) measurement calibration curve format, (2) measurement identification, (3) multi-mode calibration data summary, (4) pulse code modulation bilevel events listing, and (5) calibration curves for instrumentation downlink and meter link.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), APOLLO 16 FLIGHT, CALIBRATING, COMMAND MODULES, COMMUNICATION...
Experimental transition data files from a wind tunnel test on a 1/4.622 Froude scale hingeless rotor, tilt rotor model are reported.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), RIGID ROTORS, SCALE MODELS, TILT ROTOR RESEARCH AIRCRAFT...
This catalog of commercially available electric and hybrid vehicle propulsion system components is intended for designers and builders of these vehicles and contains 50 categories of components. These categories include those components used between the battery terminals and the output axle hub, as well as some auxiliary equipment. An index of the components and a listing of the suppliers and their addresses and phone numbers are included.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), CATALOGS, ELECTRIC EQUIPMENT, ELECTRIC MOTOR VEHICLES,...
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A table of correspondence SAO-HD-DM-GC was prepared by Morin (1973). The machine-readable version of this cross identification was obtained from the Centre de Donnees Stellaires (Strasbourg, France). The table was sorted at the Goddard Space Flight Center by HD number and all blank HD number records were removed to produce the HD-SAO-DM table presented. There were 258997 entries in the original table; there are 180411 entries after removing the blank HD records. The Boss General Catalogue (GC)...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ASTRONOMICAL CATALOGS, CELESTIAL REFERENCE SYSTEMS, STARS,...
Operational and configuration checks for the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project are presented. The checks include: backup crew prelaunch, prime crew prelaunch, boost and insertion, G and C reference data, G and N reference modes, rendezvous, navigation, Apollo-Soyuz operations, abort procedures, and emergency procedures.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), APOLLO SOYUZ TEST PROJECT, CHECKOUT, ABORTED MISSIONS,...
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This bibliography is a compilation of approximately 4,300 selected references on energy and energy related topics. The references are arranged by date, with the latest works first, in the following subject categories: (1) energy and power - general; resources, supply/demand, and forecasting; policy, legislation, and regulation; research and development; environment; consumption and economics; and conservation, (2) energy and power sources - general, fossil fuels, hydrogen and methanol, organic...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ENERGY POLICY, ELECTRIC POWER TRANSMISSION, ENERGY...
Aerodynamic characteristics obtained in a helical flow environment utilizing a rotary balance located in the Langley spin tunnel are presented in plotted form for a 1/6 scale, single engine, low wing, general aviation model (model C). The configurations tested included the basic airplane and control deflections, wing leading edge and fuselage modification devices, tail designs and airplane components. Data are presented without analysis for an angle of attack range of 8 deg to 90 deg and...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AERODYNAMIC BALANCE, AIRCRAFT SPIN, ANGLE OF ATTACK, GENERAL...
All subprograms or routines associated with the solid rocket booster performance evaluation model are indexed in this computer listing. An alphanumeric list of each routine in the index is provided in a table of contents.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), COMPUTER PROGRAMS, INDEXES (DOCUMENTATION), PERFORMANCE...
The next millennium challenges us to produce innovative materials, processes, manufacturing, and environmental technologies that meet low-cost aerospace transportation needs while maintaining US leadership. The pursuit of advanced aerospace materials, manufacturing processes, and environmental technologies supports the development of safer, operational, next-generation, reusable, and expendable aeronautical and space vehicle systems. The Aerospace Materials, Processes, and Environmental...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), SOLVENTS, CLEANING, PROTECTIVE COATINGS, COMPOSITE MATERIALS,...
Incompressible potential flow calculations are presented that were corrected for compressibility in two-dimensional inlets at arbitrary operating conditions. Included are a statement of the problem to be solved, a description of each of the computer programs, and sufficient documentation, including a test case, to enable a user to run the program.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), COMPUTER PROGRAMS, INLET FLOW, PROPULSION SYSTEM...
For abstract, see N75-28103.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), BUTT JOINTS, GAPS, SPACE SHUTTLES, THERMAL PROTECTION, WIND...
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This tenth compilation of outgassing data of materials intended for spacecraft use supersedes Reference Publication 1124, Revision 2, November 1990. The data were obtained at the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), utilizing equipment developed at Stanford Research Institute (SRI) under contract to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). SRI personnel developed an apparatus for determining the mass loss in vacuum and for collecting the outgassed products. The outgassing data have been presented in...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), CONDENSING, LOSSES, OUTGASSING, SPACECRAFT CONSTRUCTION...
Equilibrium thermodynamic and flow properties are presented in tabulated and graphical form for moving, standing, and reflected normal shock waves into helium-hydrogen mixtures representative of proposed outer planet atmospheres. The volumetric compositions of these mixtures are 0.35He-0.65H2, 0.20He-0.80H2, and 0.05He-0.95H2. Properties include pressure, temperature, density, enthalpy, speed of sound, entropy, molecular-weight ratio, isentropic exponent, velocity, and species mole fractions....
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), FLOW VELOCITY, GAS MIXTURES, GRAPHS (CHARTS), HELIUM,...
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This manual is intended to serve as an introduction to Stirling cycle heat engines, as a key to the available literature on Stirling engines and to identify nonproprietary Stirling engine design methodologies. Two different fully described Stirling engines are discussed. Engine design methods are categorized as first order, second order, and third order with increased order number indicating increased complexity. FORTRAN programs are listed for both an isothermal second order design program and...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ADIABATIC CONDITIONS, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, ENGINE DESIGN,...
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The Johnson Space Center (JSC) document index is intended to provide a single source listing of all published JSC-numbered documents their authors, and the designated offices of prime responsibility (OPR's) by mail code at the time of publication. The index contains documents which have been received and processed by the JSC Technical Library as of January 13, 1988. Other JSC-numbered documents which are controlled but not available through the JSC Library are also listed.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AEROSPACE ENGINEERING, AEROSPACE SCIENCES, INDEXES...
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The rawinsonde sounding program for the AVE-SESAME II experiment is described. Data at 25 mb intervals from the surface to 25 mb for the 23 National Weather Service and 19 special stations participating in the experiment are presented. Soundings were taken at 3 hr intervals beginning at 1200 GMT on April 19, 1979, and ending at 1200 GMT on April 20, 1979 (nine sounding times). The method of processing is discussed briefly, estimates of the rms errors in the data presented, an example of contact...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), METEOROLOGICAL PARAMETERS, RAWINSONDES, SOUNDING, STORMS...
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This report consists of data computed at the U.S. Space Command, GSFC, or provided by satellite owners. A space objects box score table is presented with data under the following headings: source/organization, objects in orbit, and decayed objects. The objects in orbit and decayed objects headings have payload, debris, and total as subheadings. The bulk of the document is objects-in-orbit tables with data under the following headings: international designation, name, catalog number, source,...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, CATALOGS (PUBLICATIONS), EARTH ORBITS,...
The information content which can be expected from the advanced very high resolution radiometer system, AVHRR, on the NOAA-6 satellite was assessed, and systematic techniques of data interpretation for use with meteorological satellite data were defined. In-house data from LANDSAT 2 and 3 were used to simulate the spatial, spectral, and sampling methods of the NOAA-6 satellite data.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AGRISTARS PROJECT, CROP INVENTORIES, DATA SIMULATION, NOAA 6...
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This updated bibliography contains approximately 7,000 selected references on energy and energy related topics from bibliographic and other data sources from June 1977. Under each subject heading the entries are arranged by the date, with the latest works first. Geothermal, solar, wind, and ocean/water power sources are included. Magnetohydrodynamics and electrohydrodynamics, electric power engineering, automotive power plants, and energy storage are also covered.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ENERGY POLICY, ENERGY TECHNOLOGY, FUEL PRODUCTION, AUTOMOBILE...
For abstract, see N78-25123.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ATTITUDE CONTROL, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, SPACECRAFT...
This serves as a source of collated information on Composite Research over the past four decades at NASA Langley Research Center, and is a key reference for readers wishing to grasp the underlying principles and challenges associated with developing and applying advanced composite materials to new aerospace vehicle concepts. Second, it identifies the major obstacles encountered in developing and applying composites on advanced flight vehicles, as well as lessons learned in overcoming these...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AEROSPACE VEHICLES, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, AIRCRAFT...
The fracture toughness and fatigue flaw growth characteristics of 2024-T861 and 2124-T851 aluminum were evaluated under plane stress conditions. Center cracked tension specimens were employed to evaluate these properties under a number of different test conditions which included variations in specimen thickness, specimen orientation, test environment, and initial flaw size. The effect of buckling was also investigated for all tests of thin gage specimens, and the effect of frequency and stress...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ALUMINUM ALLOYS, CRACK INITIATION, FRACTURE MECHANICS,...
A mathematical model for a real time simulation of a tilt rotor aircraft was developed. The mathematical model is used for evaluating aircraft performance and handling qualities. The model is based on an eleven degree of freedom total force representation. The rotor is treated as a point source of forces and moments with appropriate response time lags and actuator dynamics. The aerodynamics of the wing, tail, rotors, landing gear, and fuselage are included.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, TILTING ROTORS,...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), BOUNDARY LAYER EQUATIONS, LIQUID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES,...
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A general purpose digital computer program was developed and designed to aid in the analysis of spacecraft attitude dynamics. The program provides the analyst with the capability of automatically deriving and numerically solving the equations of motion of any system that can be modeled as a topological tree of coupled rigid bodies, flexible bodies, point masses, and symmetrical momentum wheels. Two modes of output are available. The composite system equations of motion may be outputted on a...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ATTITUDE CONTROL, COMPUTER SYSTEMS PROGRAMS, DIGITAL...
This code solves the two-dimensional, transonic, small-disturbance equations for flow past lifting airfoils in both free air and various wind-tunnel environments by using a variant of the finite-difference method. A description of the theoretical and numerical basis of the code is provided, together with complete operating instructions and sample cases for the general user. In addition, a programmer's manual is also presented to assist the user interested in modifying the code. Included in the...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AIRFOILS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, NONLINEAR EQUATIONS,...
The detailed logic flow for the Flight Design System Executive is presented. The system is designed to provide the hardware/software capability required for operational support of shuttle flight planning.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), COMPUTER SYSTEMS DESIGN, FLIGHT PLANS, SPACE FLIGHT, SPACE...
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The NASA End-to-End Data System (NEEDS) concept to achieve the required improvement in data systems capability where this activity may be subdivided into a logical set of development activities is reviewed.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), DATA BASES, EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE), NEEDS (DATA...
The AVSSE I Experiment and is described tabulated rawinsonde data is presented for 25-mb intervals from the surface to 25mb for the 24 stations participating in the experiment. Soundings were taken between 1200 GMT, April 27, and 1200 GMT, April 28, 1975. Brief discussions are given on the methods of data processing and accuracy. Synoptic charts prepared from the data are presented, as well as an example of contact data.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), BALLOON SOUNDING, STORMS (METEOROLOGY), SYNOPTIC MEASUREMENT,...
Tests were conducted in wind tunnels during April and May 1973, on a 0.030-scale replica of the Space Shuttle Vehicle Configuration 2A. Aerodynamic loads data were obtained at Mach numbers from 0.6 to 3.5. The investigation included tests on the integrated (launch) configuration and on the isolated orbiter (entry configuration). The integrated vehicle was tested at angles of attack and sideslip from -8 deg to +8 deg. The isolated orbiter was tested at angles of attack from -15 deg to +40 deg...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AERODYNAMIC LOADS, SPACE SHUTTLE ASCENT STAGE, SPACE SHUTTLE...
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This manual is intended to serve both as an introduction to Stirling engine analysis methods and as a key to the open literature on Stirling engines. Over 800 references are listed and these are cross referenced by date of publication, author and subject. Engine analysis is treated starting from elementary principles and working through cycles analysis. Analysis methodologies are classified as first, second or third order depending upon degree of complexity and probable application; first order...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ENGINE DESIGN, ENGINE TESTS, STIRLING CYCLE, STIRLING...
The program was designed to provide solutions of engineering accuracy for determining the aerodynamic loads on single- or multiple-lifting-surface configurations that represent vehicles in subsonic flight, e.g., wings, wing-tail, wing-canard, lifting bodies, etc. The preparation is described of the input data, associated input arrangement, and the output format for the program data, including specification of the various operational details of the program such as array sizes, tape numbers...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AERODYNAMIC LOADS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, LIFTING BODIES, VORTEX...
Proceedings of the workshop are presented. The mission of the conference was to transfer advanced technologies developed by the Federal government, its contractors, and other high-tech organizations to U.S. industries for their use in developing new or improved products and processes. Volume two presents papers on the following topics: materials science, robotics, test and measurement, advanced manufacturing, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, electronics, and software engineering.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), GOVERNMENT/INDUSTRY RELATIONS, MANUFACTURING, ROBOTICS,...
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The various types of materials related data that exist at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and compiled into databases which could be accessed by all the NASA centers and by other contractors, are presented.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), DATA BASES, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, FERROUS METALS, NONFERROUS...
As basic policy, NASA believes that colleges and universities should be encouraged to participate in the nation's space and aeronautics program to the maximum extent practicable. Indeed, universities are considered as partners with government and industry in the nation's aerospace program. NASA's objective is to have them bring their scientific, engineering, and social research competence to bear on aerospace problems and on the broader social, economic, and international implications of NASA's...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), NASA PROGRAMS, UNIVERSITY PROGRAM, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION...
A series of wind-tunnel tests were conducted in a V/STOL tunnel to determine the low-speed longitudinal aerodynamic characteristics of a powered close-coupled wing/canard fighter configuration. The data was obtained for a high angle-of-attack maneuvering configuration and a takeoff and landing configuration. The data presented in tabulated form are intended for reference purposes.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), BODY-WING CONFIGURATIONS, CANARD CONFIGURATIONS, TWISTED...
Tests were conducted, during April and May 1973, on an 0.030-scale replica of the Space Shuttle Vehicle Configuration 2A. Aerodynamic loads data were obtained at Mach numbers from 0.6 to 3.5. The investigation included tests on the integrated (launch) configuration, and on the isolated orbiter (entry configuration). The integrated vehicle was tested at angles of attack and sideslip from -8 degrees to +8 degrees. The isolated orbiter was tested at angles of attack from -15 degrees to +40 degrees...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AERODYNAMIC LOADS, SCALE MODELS, SPACE SHUTTLE ASCENT STAGE,...
The April 1998 revision of the Index of Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Toxic Substances Registry System (TSRS) is presented. The MSDS lists toxic substances by manufacturer, trade name, stock number, and distributor. The index provides information on hazards, use, and chemical composition of materials stored at KSC.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), INDUSTRIAL SAFETY, CAPE KENNEDY LAUNCH COMPLEX, TOXIC...
For abstract, see N75-13822.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), LOADING MOMENTS, SCALE MODELS, SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITERS, WIND...
Computer programs to calculate the incompressible potential flow corrected for compressibility in axisymmetric inlets at arbitrary operating conditions are presented. Included are a statement of the problem to be solved, a description of each of the programs and sufficient documentation, including a test case, to enable a user to run the programs.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), COMPUTER PROGRAMS, INLET FLOW, POTENTIAL FLOW, PROPULSION...
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The rewinsonde sounding program for the AVE-SESAME 5 experiment is described and tubulated data at 25 mb intervals are presented for the 23 National Weather Service stations and 20 special stations participating in the experiment. Soundings were taken at 3-hr intervals beginning at 1200 GMT on May 20, 1979, and ending at 1200 GMT on may 21, 1979 (nine sounding times). A tenth sounding was teken at many special stations between 2100 and 0000 GMT on May 20. The method of processing is discussed,...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, METEOROLOGICAL PARAMETERS, RAWINSONDES,...
An operating manual for the coaxial injection combustion model (CICM) is presented as the final report for an eleven month effort designed to provide improvement, to verify, and to document the comprehensive computer program for analyzing the performance of thrust chamber operation with gas/liquid coaxial jet injection. The effort culminated in delivery of an operation FORTRAN IV computer program and associated documentation pertaining to the combustion conditions in the space shuttle main...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), COAXIAL FLOW, COMBUSTION CHAMBERS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION,...
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The papers, statements, and panel session transcriptions that resulted from the conference are presented. The conference brought together approximately 400 specialists, students, interest groups and general public for the examination of technological, institutional, and social issues surrounding coal use for California and the identification of attendant constraints, impediments, advantages, and target opportunities. The expertise of the participants cover a wide range of subject matter that...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), CALIFORNIA, COAL UTILIZATION, CONFERENCES, ENERGY TECHNOLOGY,...
Meeting NASA's N+3 goals requires a fundamental shift in approach to aircraft and engine design. Material and design improvements allow higher pressure and higher temperature core engines which improve the thermal efficiency. Propulsive efficiency, the other half of the overall efficiency equation, however, is largely determined by the fan pressure ratio (FPR). Lower FPR increases propulsive efficiency, but also dramatically reduces fan shaft speed through the combination of larger diameter...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), BODY-WING CONFIGURATIONS, ENGINE AIRFRAME INTEGRATION, ENGINE...
The N2B hybrid wing body aircraft was conceptually designed to meet environmental and performance goals for the N+2 generation transport set by the Subsonic Fixed Wing project of NASA Fundamental Aeronautics Program. In the present study, flow simulations are conducted around the N2B configuration by a Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes flow solver using unstructured meshes. Boundary conditions at engine fan face and nozzle exhaust planes are provided by the NPSS thermodynamic engine cycle model....
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), OPTIMIZATION, INLET AIRFRAME CONFIGURATIONS, BODY-WING...
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Collection and analysis of data are reported that concern the reliability and maintenance experience of flight control system electronics currently in use on passenger carrying jet aircraft. Two airlines B-747 airplane fleets were analyzed to assess the component reliability, system functional reliability, and achieved availability of the CAT II configuration flight control system. Also assessed were the costs generated by this system in the categories of spare equipment, schedule irregularity,...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, FLIGHT CONTROL, MAINTENANCE,...
This bibliography lists 808 reports, articles, and other documents introduced into the NASA scientific and technical information system in Dec. 1991. Subject coverage includes: design, construction and testing of aircraft and aircraft engines; aircraft components, equipment, and systems; ground support systems; and theoretical and applied aspects of aerodynamics and general fluid dynamics.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AERODYNAMICS, AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING, INDEXES...
A handbook is presented of the thermodynamic functions, transport properties, and physical properties of both liquid and gaseous oxygen. A bibliography of references is included.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), LIQUID OXYGEN, THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES, FUNCTIONS...
This is Volume 1, NASA Resources 1958-1968, of a multi-volume series providing a 20-year compilation of summary statistical and other data descriptive of NASA's programs in aeronautics and manned and unmanned spaceflight. This series is an important component of NASA published historical reference works, used by NASA personnel, managers, external researchers, and other government agencies.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AERONAUTICS, HISTORIES, NASA PROGRAMS, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT,...
Applications of lasers and masers to communication systems, astronomy, optics, and metalworking - bibliography
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The Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) was launched January 26, 1983. During its 300-day mission, it surveyed over 96 pct of the celestial sphere at four infrared wavelengths, centered approximately at 12, 25, 60, and 100 microns. Volume 1 describes the instrument, the mission, and the data reduction process. Volumes 2 through 6 present the observations of the approximately 245,000 individual point sources detected by IRAS; each volume gives sources within a specified range of declination....
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ALL SKY PHOTOGRAPHY, CATALOGS, COSMOLOGY, INFRARED ASTRONOMY...
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A risk assessment of the Silent Aircraft Initiative's SAX-40 concept design for extremely low noise has been performed. A NASA team developed a list of 27 risk items, and evaluated the level of risk for each item in terms of the likelihood that the risk would occur and the consequences of the occurrence. The following risk items were identified as high risk, meaning that the combination of likelihood and consequence put them into the top one-fourth of the risk matrix: structures and weight...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), RISK, AERONAUTICS, COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT, FIXED WINGS, NOISE...
Meeting future goals for aircraft and air traffic system performance will require new airframes with more highly integrated propulsion. Previous studies have evaluated hybrid wing body (HWB) configurations with various numbers of engines and with increasing degrees of propulsion-airframe integration. A recently published configuration with 12 small engines partially embedded in a HWB aircraft, reviewed herein, serves as the airframe baseline for the new concept aircraft that is the subject of...
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Space objects are listed as well as those which decayed during this reporting period. Data provided include international designation and catalog number, nation of source, launch date, inclination, apogee, and perigee. Transmitting frequencies for satellites being monitored by NASA's space flight tracking and data network are given.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, ORBITAL POSITION ESTIMATION, SATELLITE...
This document provides guidelines for the terrestrial environment that are specifically applicable in the development of design requirements/specifications for NASA aerospace vehicles, payloads, and associated ground support equipment. The primary geographic areas encompassed are the John F. Kennedy Space Center, FL; Vandenberg AFB, CA; Edwards AFB, CA; Michoud Assembly Facility, New Orleans, LA; John C. Stennis Space Center, MS; Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX; George C. Marshall...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AEROSPACE ENVIRONMENTS, AEROSPACE VEHICLES, AEROSPACE...
This paper provides an overview of ongoing efforts to develop, evaluate, and validate different tools for improved aerodynamic modeling and systems analysis of Hybrid Wing Body (HWB) aircraft configurations. Results are being presented for the evaluation of different aerodynamic tools including panel methods, enhanced panel methods with viscous drag prediction, and computational fluid dynamics. Emphasis is placed on proper prediction of aerodynamic loads for structural sizing as well as viscous...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS,...
For abstract, see N74-28802.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), CATALOGS (PUBLICATIONS), EARTH RESOURCES INFORMATION SYSTEM,...
Cumulative listings of the R and D file data are presented. All Earth Resources Program information available at the Manned Spacecraft Center is in Vol. 1. Sensor data collected during flights over NASA test sites and from missions flown by subcontractors supporting the Earth Resources Survey Program are included in Vol. 2.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), EARTH RESOURCES PROGRAM, EARTH RESOURCES, LIBRARIES,...
Tests were conducted on a 0.5 hub/tip ratio, single-stage fan-compressor designed to produce a pressure ratio of 2.285 an efficiency of 84 percent with a rotor tip speed of 1800 feet per second. A peak efficiency of 82 percent was achieved by the stage at a stall margin of 6.5 percent. Tests showed that stall-limit line was slightly sensitive to tip-radial distortion, but stall-line improvements were noted when the stage was subjected to circumferential and hub-radial flow distortions. Rotor...
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NASA has created the Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA) Project to explore and document the feasibility, benefits and technical risk of advanced vehicle configurations and enabling technologies that will reduce the impact of aviation on the environment. A critical aspect of this pursuit is the development of a lighter, more robust airframe that will enable the introduction of unconventional aircraft configurations that have higher lift to drag ratios, reduced drag, and lower community...
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Complete FORTRAN listings and running instructions are given for a set of computer programs that perform an implicit numerical solution to the unsteady Navier-Stokes equations to predict the flow characteristics and performance of nonaxisymmetric nozzles. The set includes the NOZL3D program, which performs the flow computations; the NOZLIC program, which sets up the flow field initial conditions for general nozzle configurations, and also generates the computational grid for simple two...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, EXHAUST...
Critical reviews of NACA and NASA report literature on light aircraft design, with emphasis on propulsion subsystems, stability, control, propellers, performance, and safety
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An experimental Aerodynamic and Aero-Acoustic loads data base was obtained at transonic Mach numbers for the Space Shuttle Launch Vehicle configured with the ASRM Solid Rocket Boosters as an increment to the current flight configuration (RSRB). These data were obtained during transonic wind tunnel tests (IA 613A) conducted in the Arnold Engineering Development Center 16-Foot transonic propulsion wind tunnel from March 27, 1991 through April 12, 1991. This test is the first of a series of two...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ADVANCED SOLID ROCKET MOTOR (STS), AEROACOUSTICS, AERODYNAMIC...
Bibliographies and abstracts are listed for 1372 reports, articles, and other documents introduced into the NASA scientific and technical information system between January 1, 1990 and June 30, 1990. Its purpose is to provide helpful information to the researcher, manager, and designer in technology development and mission design according to system, interactive analysis and design, structural and thermal analysis and design, structural concepts and control systems, electronics, advanced...
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One approach toward achieving NASA's aggressive N+2 noise goal of 42 EPNdB cumulative margin below Stage 4 is through the use of novel vehicle configurations like the Hybrid Wing Body (HWB). Jet noise measurements from an HWB acoustic test in NASA Langley's 14- by 22-Foot Subsonic Tunnel are described. Two dual-stream, heated Compact Jet Engine Simulator (CJES) units are mounted underneath the inverted HWB model on a traversable support to permit measurement of varying levels of shielding...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), JET AIRCRAFT NOISE, NOISE REDUCTION, NOISE GENERATORS,...
Tabulated source data are presented of the results of aerodynamic investigations conducted on the separation effects in the space shuttle integrated vehicle. For Vol. 1, see N75-30238.
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This catalog lists 1468 descriptions of observed lunar transient phenomena reported in the literature.
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Tabulated pressure data are presented on the left lower wing surface of a scale model of the integrated space shuttle configuration. For Vol. 1, see N76-15246.
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Lunar nomenclature is cataloged. It includes letter designations for subsidiary craters, and uses a more familiar spelling from eight names. The listed features are divided into three main groups for cataloging purposes, namely: (1) craters, (2) noncrater features; and (3) minor and miscellaneous features.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), LUNAR CRATERS, LUNAR SURFACE, NOMENCLATURES, CATALOGS...
Results of tests conducted to demonstrate that composite structures save weight, possess long term durability, and can be fabricated at costs competitive with conventional metal structures are presented with focus on the use of graphite-epoxy in the design of a stabilizer for the Boeing 737 aircraft. Component definition, materials evaluation, material design properties, and structural elements tests are discussed. Fabrication development, as well as structural repair and inspection are also...
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The development of cryogenic fluid management systems for space operation is a major portion of the efforts of the Cryogenic Fluids Technology Office (CFTO) at the NASA Lewis Research Center. Analytical models are a necessary part of experimental programs which are used to verify the results of experiments and are also used as a predictor for parametric studies. The CryoTran computer program is a bridge to obtain analytical results. The object of CryoTran is to coordinate these separate...
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The Satellite Situation Report is a listing of those satellites (objects) currently in orbit and those which have previously orbited the Earth. Some objects are too small or too far from the Earth's surface to be detected; therefore, the Satellite Situation Report does not include all manmade objects orbiting the Earth. Generally, satellites are classified as follows: (1) Payloads may contain one or more functioning or nonfunctioning experiments. Usually only the owners of the satellites know...
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For abstract, see N76-13185.
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For abstract, see N76-16152.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), HYPERVELOCITY WIND TUNNELS, PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION, SCALE...