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Development of a hover test bed


2010 2010

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Abstract (summary)

This research examines the development, validation, and verification of a hover test bed at the Missile Defense Agency's National Hover Test Facility located at the Air Force Research Laboratory on Edwards Air Force Base, California. This work's scope includes the development of a test bed for exoatmospheric kill vehicle testing in an integrated hover test arrangement. The approach involved reactivation of the facility, design of a risk reduction methodology, and vehicle performance verification. Details from a combustion stability issue on the divert engine is investigated, and changing the diameter of the injector reduced a first tangential combustion chamber mode combustion instability from 17.8% to 0.8%.

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Subject
Aerospace engineering;
Mechanical engineering
Classification
0538: Aerospace engineering
0548: Mechanical engineering
Identifier / keyword
Applied sciences
Title
Development of a hover test bed
Author
Williams, Jason Alan
Number of pages
46
Publication year
2010
Degree date
2010
School code
0278
Source
MAI 49/03M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781124298306
Advisor
Frederick, Robert
University/institution
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
University location
United States -- Alabama
Degree
M.S.E.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1486904
ProQuest document ID
761661140
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/761661140/abstract
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