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Independent Tracking Coordination Program - trigonometric tables for calculating coordinates of satellites
Topics: COORDINATES, TRACKING SYSTEM, TRIGONOMETRY, COORDINATION, MATHEMATICAL TABLES, SATELLITE TRACKING,...
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by Wolverton, B. C.; Douglas, Willard L.; Bounds, Keit
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Previously, preliminary data on the ability of a group of common indoor plants to remove organic chemical from indoor air was presented. The group of plants chosen for this study was determined by joint agreement between NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America. The chemicals chosen for study were benzene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde. The results show that plants can play a major role in removal of organic chemicals from indoor air.
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Topics: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, FUZZY SETS, FUZZY SYSTEMS, NEURAL NETS, SET THEORY, DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS,...
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by Braverman, A. S.; Grodko, L. N.; Leykand, M. A.; Mil, M. L.; Nekrasov, A. V
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Rotor aerodynamics in relation to historical and ideal development of helicopters
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Topics: AERODYNAMICS, HELICOPTER DESIGN, HELICOPTERS, HISTORIES, ROTOR AERODYNAMICS, HELICOPTER DESIGN,...
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by Oberth, H
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A theoretical analysis of the parameters involved in spacecraft design and propulsion and the successful completion of space missions is presented. Various types of rockets and their specialized application are described. The physiological effects of space flight are discussed. The requirements for fuel, specific impulse, and energy considerations are included.
Topics: BOUNDARY LAYER SEPARATION, DIFFUSERS, NONUNIFORM FLOW, SEPARATED FLOW, PRESSURE GRADIENTS, VELOCITY...
Z-function solutions for motion and heating during atmosphere entry from equatorial orbits of rotating planets
Topics: ATMOSPHERIC ENTRY, MOTION, PLANET, REENTRY, Z FUNCTION, EQUATORIAL ORBITS, HEATING, MOTION,...
Mariner r program specifications, design changes, and evaluation
Topics: DOCUMENTATION, MARINER PROGRAM, MARINER SPACECRAFT, MARINER R PROGRAM
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by Tsiolkovskiy, K. E
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A classical, comprehensive collection of theoretical studies on interplanetary space travel, jet propulsion, and rocket technology is presented. Topics treated are: (1) escape velocity; (2) trajectories; (3) design considerations; (4) fuels; (5) food supplies and spacecraft environment during spaceflight; and (6) the general mechanics of spaceflight.
Topics: COMBUSTION CHAMBERS, EXHAUST GASES, POLLUTION CONTROL, AIR POLLUTION, DESIGN ANALYSIS
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Topics: COMMUNICATION NETWORKS, RELIABILITY ENGINEERING, TOPOLOGY, FAILURE ANALYSIS, FAULT TREES, GRAPH...
Methane, methanol, glycerol, and hydrocarbons for microbial life support systems on extended space missions, animal links in closed system, use of wastes, and chemical synthesis of food
Topics: HYDROCARBONS, HUMAN WASTES, MICROBIOLOGY, MICROORGANISMS, NUTRIENTS, SPACE MISSIONS, SPACECRAFT...
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All the basic areas of anthropometry and its applications to the design of clothing, equipment, and workspaces for manned space flight are presented.
Topics: CANCER, NEOPLASMS, RADIOBIOLOGY, TUMORS, CONFERENCES, HYPERTHERMIA, RADIATION THERAPY, RADIO...
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by Leutenegger, Scott T.; Edgington, Jeffrey M.; Lopez, Mario A
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In this paper we present the results from an extensive comparison study of three R-tree packing algorithms, including a new easy to implement algorithm. The algorithms are evaluated using both synthetic and actual data from various application domains including VLSI design, GIS (tiger), and computational fluid dynamics. Our studies also consider the impact that various degrees of buffering have on query performance. Experimental results indicate that none of the algorithms is best for all types...
Topics: COMBUSTION, SPRAYERS, COMPUTATIONAL GRIDS, COMBUSTION CHAMBERS, UNSTEADY FLOW, SUBSONIC FLOW,...
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The results of a multi-year research program to identify the factors associated with variations in subjective workload within and between different types of tasks are reviewed. Subjective evaluations of 10 workload-related factors were obtained from 16 different experiments. The experimental tasks included simple cognitive and manual control tasks, complex laboratory and supervisory control tasks, and aircraft simulation. Task, behavior, and subject-related correlates of subjective workload...
Topics: OXYGEN, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, STELLAR ENVELOPES, WATER, WATER VAPOR, INFRARED ASTRONOMY,...
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Transformation of data into knowledge through conceptual induction has been the focus of our research described in this paper. We have developed a Machine Learning System (MLS) to analyze the rocket engine simulation data. MLS can provide to its users fault analysis, characteristics, and conceptual descriptions of faults, and the relationships of attributes and sensors. All the results are critically important in identifying faults.
Topics: DYNAMIC LOADS, DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS, FAILURE MODES, LOAD DISTRIBUTION (FORCES), STRAIN...
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Topics: BIOLOGY, MAPPING, OCEANOGRAPHY, PROJECT MANAGEMENT, RESEARCH PROJECTS, COST ANALYSIS, ECONOMICS,...
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by Walter, Neil A.; Scialdone, John J
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Outgassing data, derived from tests at 398 K (125 C) for 24 hours in a vacuum as per ASTM E 595-84, have been compiled for numerous materials for spacecraft use. The data presented are the total mass loss (TML) and the collected volatile condensable materials (CVCM). The various materials are compiled by likely usage and alphabetically.
Topics: AMINO ACIDS, VEGETATION GROWTH, POTATOES, SUBSTITUTES, PROTEINS, CALMODULIN
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by Gorlin, S. M.; Slezinger, I. I
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Wind tunnels for measuring aerodynamic characteristics
Topics: AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, WIND TUNNELS, WIND TUNNEL
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The Scout launch vehicle program, hardware, and systems are reviewed. Scout reliability and quality assurance provisions, procurement, launch sites and facilities, and financial data are also reported.
Topics: COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, LIFE CYCLE COSTS, MISSILES, QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS, SEMANTICS, COMPUTER...
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The Bonner Durchmusterung (BD) is a visual survey of stars in the declination zones 89 deg to -01 deg. This volume contains the data for the declination range 89 deg to 30 deg. The survey, completed by Argelander and his assistants in the years 1852-1861, was performed and the stars cataloged by allowing the telescope to drift along the mean declination of each zone and recording the positions and magnitudes of stars crossing the transit line of each field. The goal of the survey was to obtain...
Topics: BOOSTER ROCKET ENGINES, PRODUCTION, PROVING, SCHEDULES, LIQUID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES, PROJECT...
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Hydrodynamic description of collisionless plasma, collective processes and shock waves in rarefied plasma, and Coulomb pair collisions in fully ionized plasma
Topics: COLLISIONLESS PLASMAS, COLLISIONLESS PLASMA, COULOMB COLLISION, HYDRODYNAMIC EQUATION,...
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Topics: FLUID MANAGEMENT, RETRAINING, SIMULATION, THRUST REVERSAL, VAPORS, GRAVITATIONAL EFFECTS, LIQUID...
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This book is, in essence, sixteen years in the making. First attempted to compile a history of the Soviet space program in 1982 author put together a rough chronology of the main events. A decade later, while living on a couch in a college friend's apartment, he began writing what would be a short history of the Soviet lunar landing program. The first draft was sixty-nine pages long. Late the following year, he decided to expand the topic to handle all early Soviet piloted exploration programs....
Topics: STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, RADIATIVE TRANSFER, SOLAR RADIATION, CLOUD COVER, CLOUDS (METEOROLOGY),...
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by Flora, C. C.; Taylor, C. R
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Direct lift control flap system for Boeing 367-80 aircraft
Topics: ACTUATORS, WING FLAPS, BOEING 707 AIRCRAFT, FLAP CONTROL, HYDRAULIC ACTUATOR, WING FLAP, AIRCRAFT...
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For abstract, see N74-22890.
Topics: BED REST, PATHOLOGICAL EFFECTS, PATIENTS, CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM, CLINICAL MEDICINE, MUSCULAR...
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Topics: ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, GRAVITATIONAL FIELDS, PLANETARY ROTATION, SATELLITE PERTURBATION, ORBIT...
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Topics: APOLLO PROJECT, COMMAND SERVICE MODULES, LUNAR MODULE, MISSION PLANNING, SPACECRAFT DESIGN, SPACE...
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by Stern, P
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Precisely reduced observations of satellites
Topics: CATALOGS (PUBLICATIONS), DATA REDUCTION, SATELLITE OBSERVATION, DATA REDUCTION, ECHO 1 SATELLITE,...
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by Palmgren, A
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Durability and service life of ball bearings
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Topics: AEROBEE ROCKET VEHICLE, FLUIDICS, HYDRAULIC CONTROL, LATERAL CONTROL, PITCH (INCLINATION), YAW
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by Perkins, P. J.; Holdeman, J. D.; Nastrom, G. D
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Measurements of zone concentrations both outside and in the cabin of an airline operated Boeing 747SP and Boeing 747-100 airliner are presented. Plotted data and the corresponding tables of observations taken at altitude between the departure and destination airports of each flight are arranged chronologically for the two aircraft. Data were taken at five or ten minute intervals by automated instrumentation used in the NACA Global Atmospheric Sampling Program.
Topics: AIRFOIL PROFILES, TRAILING EDGES, HYDRODYNAMICS, JOUKOWSKI TRANSFORMATION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS,...
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Following the return to earth on December 2, 1988, of Orbiter OV-104, Atlantis, it was observed that there was substantial Thermal Protection System (TPS) tile damage present on the lower right fuselage and wing. Damage sites were more numerous than on previous flights and conversely, there was almost no damage present on Atlantis' left side. A review team investigated the cause beginning with a detailed inspection of the Atlantis TPS damage, and a review of related inspection reports to...
Topics: EARTH RESOURCES, HYDROLOGY, IMAGE PROCESSING, MINERAL EXPLORATION, OCEANOGRAPHY, PHOTOMAPPING,...
Planetary Science Decadal Survey
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The Mars Sample Return (MSR) concept is a campaign of three missions: a sample acquisition/caching rover mission, a lander mission to fetch the cache and deliver it to Mars orbit via a rocket, and an orbiter mission that would capture the orbiting sample (OS) container and deliver it to Earth via an Earth Entry Vehicle (EEV). A fourth component is the Mars Returned Sample Handling (MRSH) element that would include a sample receiving facility (SRF) and a curation facility. These elements are...
Topics: Mars, NASA, Sample Return, Mission Concept Study, Decadal, Lander
Planetary Science Decadal Survey
by Steven A. Hauck, II, Douglas A. Eng and George J. Tahu
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The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility of a landed mission to Mercury. It was conducted by the JHU/APL Space Department in partnership with Marshall Space Flight Center, Glen Research Center, and Steven Hauck from Case Western Reserve University. This was conducted as a concept maturity level (CML) 3 study focusing on feasibility trades and options for concepts with a goal of determining whether such a mission could be accomplished within a Principal Investigator (PI)-led...
Topics: Mercury, Concept Study, NASA, Lander, Mission, Decadal
Impacts by Earth-approaching asteroids and comets pose a significant hazard to life and property. Although the annual probability of the Earth being struck by a large asteroid or comet is extremely small, the consequences of such a collision are so catastrophic that it is prudent to assess the nature of the threat and to prepare to deal with it. The first step in any program for the prevention or mitigation of impact catastrophes must involve a comprehensive search for Earth-crossing asteroids...
Topics: CRYOGENIC FLUID STORAGE, INSULATION, LUNAR BASES, MULTILAYER INSULATION, SPACE SHUTTLES,...
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by Ragulskis, K. M.; Jurkauskas, A. Y.; Atstupenas, V. V.; Vitkute, A. Y.; Kulvec, A. P
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The analytical determination of vibrations and friction torque due to rotation, taking into consideration the hydrodynamic action of a lubricating oil film, and the determination of the elastic and damping characteristics of bearings and bearing assemblies are presented.
Topics: MASS DISTRIBUTION, QUARTZ CRYSTALS, SPACE SHUTTLES, SPACECRAFT CONTAMINATION, TEMPERATURE EFFECTS,...
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Results of the 1968 through 1970 Tornado Watch Experiment conducted jointly by NASA and NOAA suggested the necessity of characterizing individual tornadoes in order to improve the identity of tornado-producing nephsystems. An attempt was made, therefore, to categorize each tornado by its intensity and area. Fujita-scale wind and corresponding damage categories were devised to classify tornadoes as Gale (F0), Weak (F1), Strong (F2), Severe (F3), Devastating (F4), and Incredible (F5)....
Topics: MOISTURE CONTENT, SOILS, TENSIOMETERS, EVAPORATION, PRECIPITATION (METEOROLOGY)
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by Tada, H. Y.; Carter, J. R., Jr
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Solar cell theory cells are manufactured, and how they are modeled mathematically is reviewed. The interaction of energetic charged particle radiation with solar cells is discussed in detail and the concept of 1 MeV equivalent electron fluence is introduced. The space radiation environment is described and methods of calculating equivalent fluences for the space environment are developed. A computer program was written to perform the equivalent fluence calculations and a FORTRAN listing of the...
Topics: DIGITAL COMPUTERS, GATES (CIRCUITS), RADIATION, ARRAYS, ELECTROLUMINESCENCE, PARALLEL COMPUTERS,...
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by Goldstein, R. M.; Pollack, J. B.; Sagan, C
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Doppler radar spectroscopy of Mars surface - elevation differences between bright and dark areas
Topics: DOPPLER RADAR, RADAR OBSERVATION, SPECTROSCOPY, TOPOGRAPHY, ELEVATION, MARS (PLANET), MARS SURFACE,...
NASA Technical Documents
by Berman, A. L.; Curkendall, D. W.; Liu, A. S.; Piaggi, E. G.; Sjogren, W. L.; Trask, D. W.; Winneberger, R. A.; Wollenhaupt, W. R., et al
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Flight path and tracking study of Ranger VII LUNAR probe
Topics: FLIGHT PATHS, RANGER LUNAR PROBES, RANGER 7 LUNAR PROBE, TRACKING (POSITION), FLIGHT PATH, RANGER...
Subject coverage concentrates on the biological, physiological, psychological, and environmental effects to which man is subjected during and following simulated or actual flight in the earth's atmosphere or in interplanetary space. References describing similar effects on biological organisms of lower order are also included. Such related topics as sanitary problems, pharmacology, toxicology, safety and survival, life support systems, exobiology, and personnel factors receive appropriate...
Topics: DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS, INCOMPRESSIBLE FLOW, LAMINAR BOUNDARY LAYER, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING,...
Planetary Science Decadal Survey
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The purpose of this study was to define a preferred concept approach along with the risk/cost trade space for a Uranus or Neptune Mission launched in the 2020-2023 time frame and within a cost range of $1.5B-$1.9B in FY15$. The study was conducted by a team led by William Hubbard with members of both the Giant Planets and Satellites Panels working with the JHU/APL Space Department as the design center. NASA Glenn Research Center's COMPASS team made significant contributions as part of the...
Topics: Uranus, Neptune, Moons, NASA, Mission Concept Study, Decadal
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Topics: APOLLO SPACECRAFT, HEAT TRANSFER, SPACECRAFT CONFIGURATIONS, AERODYNAMIC HEATING, RESEARCH...
For abstract, see N75-20149.
Topics: COMPOSITE MATERIALS, DIFFRACTION PATTERNS, DISPLACEMENT MEASUREMENT, HOLOGRAPHY, LASERS, CERAMICS,...
The Office of Exploration (OEXP) at NASA Headquarters has been tasked with defining and recommending alternatives for an early 1990's national decision on a focused program of human exploration of the solar system. The Mission Analysis and System Engineering (MASE) group, which is managed by the Exploration Studies Office at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, is responsible for coordinating the technical studies necessary for accomplishing such a task. This technical report, produced by the...
Topics: ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY, ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION, ATMOSPHERIC MODELS, PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS, SPACE...
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by Anoshchenko, N. D
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Rocket engine technology, rocket planes, rocket propelled gliders, and seaplanes - history
Topics: GLIDERS, HISTORIES, ROCKET ENGINES, ROCKET PLANES, SEAPLANES, FLIGHT TESTS, GRAVITATION
The NASA SBIR Composite List of Projects, 1983 to 1989, includes all projects that have been selected for support by the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program of NASA. The list describes 1232 Phase 1 and 510 Phase 2 contracts that had been awarded or were in negotiation for award in August 1990. The main body is organized alphabetically by name of the small businesses. Four indexes cross-reference the list. The objective of this listing is to provide information about the SBIR...
Topics: ACTS, RADIO TRANSMISSION, RADIO WAVES, WAVE PROPAGATION, CONFERENCES, EXPERIMENT DESIGN, HARDWARE,...
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by KOVDA, V. A
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THE UTILIZATION OF THE SOIL AS A LIMITED RESOURCE OF THE BIOSPHERE IS DISCUSSED. TOPICS EXAMINED INCLUDE: SOIL COVER, CURRENT SOIL RESOURCES, CONTAMINATION AND GEOCHEMICAL ANOMALIES, SOIL REGENERATION, MELIORATION, IRRIGATION AND SECONDARY SALTING, AND BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLE.
Topics: ELECTRIC CURRENT, SOLIDS, SPACE CHARGE, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, CARRIER INJECTION, NOISE MEASUREMENT,...
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The proceedings of the 12th National Space Symposium on Enhancing Life on Earth is presented. Technological areas discussed include: Space applications and cooperation; Earth sensing, communication, and navigation applications; Global security interests in space; and International space station and space launch capabilities. An appendices that include featured speakers, program participants, and abbreviation & acronyms glossary is also attached.
Topics: FLOW DISTRIBUTION, GAS FLOW, NAVIER-STOKES EQUATION, LIQUID OXIDIZERS, CAVITIES, HYDROGEN, GAS...
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Topics: EXTRATERRESTRIAL INTELLIGENCE, PROJECT SETI, RADIO TELESCOPES, SPACE OBSERVATIONS (FROM EARTH),...
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by BAZOV, D. I
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PRINCIPLES OF HELICOPTER FLIGHT UNDER VARIOUS CONDITIONS ARE REVIEWED, GIVING SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE OPERATION OF THE MAIN ROTOR. A BRIEF HISTORY OF HELICOPTER DEVELOPMENT IS PRESENTED, TOGETHER WITH A SUMMARY OF THE MAIN COMPONENTS OF A HELICOPTER AND A CLASSIFICATION OF THE VARIOUS TYPES OF HELICOPTERS. THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE MAIN ROTOR AND ITS OPERATION DURING AUTOROTATION AND DURING AXIAL AND OBLIQUE FLOW ARE CONSIDERED. ALSO CONSIDERED ARE VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL FLIGHT, ALTITUDE...
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Topics: BALL BEARINGS, FATIGUE TESTS, LUBRICATING OILS, SERVICE LIFE, STEELS, AIRCRAFT ENGINES, HIGH...
Planetary Science Decadal Survey
by Marc Buie, Joe Veverka
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The National Research Council's Planetary Science Decadal Survey: Primitive Bodies Panel has commissioned NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) with a rapid architecture study conducted under NASA Headquarters leadership. The purpose of the study is to determine whether a mission to orbit the Centaur Object Chiron can be achieved within a New Frontiers cost range with a limited supply of Advanced Stirling Radioisotope Generators (ASRGs). Guidelines include a launch between 2015 and 2025, a...
Topics: Chiron, Orbiter, NASA, Mission Concept Study, Decadal
Telemetry and ground support equipment design and developments for Deep Space Network
Topics: FLOW COEFFICIENTS, MOLECULAR FLOW, TURBULENT FLOW, VISCOSITY, TURBULENT BOUNDARY LAYER, VELOCITY...
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Volume 2 contains data resulting from surveys of 61 military and civilian populations of both sexes from the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Some 295 measured variables are defined and illustrated.
Topics: ANTHROPOMETRY, SIZE DETERMINATION, SPACECRAFT DESIGN, SPACECRAFT ENVIRONMENTS, BODY SIZE (BIOLOGY),...
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This document presents the postflight trajectory for the Apollo/Saturn 5 AS-506 flight. Included is an analysis of the orbital and powered flight trajectories of the launch vehicle, the free flight trajectories of the expended S-1C and S-2 stages, and the slingshot trajectory of the S-4B/1U. Trajectory dependent parameters are provided in earth-fixed launch site, launch vehicle navigation, and geographic polar coordinate systems. The time history of the trajectory parameters for the launch...
Topics: AEROTHERMODYNAMICS, SPACECRAFT MODULES, SPACECREWS, DESIGN ANALYSIS, ENVIRONMENT EFFECTS, LUNAR...
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by Anoshchenko, N. D
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History of ramjet engine design, development, and flight testing in Russia through 1944
Topics: FLIGHT TESTS, HISTORIES, RAMJET ENGINES, ENGINE DESIGN, GROUND TESTS, JET ENGINES, ROCKET ENGINES,...
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Planning, development, design, manufacture, and testing for Mariner Mars 1969 project - Vol. 1
Topics: DEEP SPACE INSTRUMENTATION FACILITY, DEEP SPACE NETWORK, INTERPLANETARY SPACECRAFT, MARS 71...
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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: GAS DENSITY, INTERSTELLAR GAS, MILKY WAY GALAXY, ASTROPHYSICS, GALACTIC MASS, HYDROSTATICS, OORT...
Planetary Science Decadal Survey
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The National Academy of Science's Decadal Survey (New Frontiers in the Solar System: An Integrated Exploration Strategy, 2003) recommended that NASA develop a medium-class mission to return a comet surface sample to Earth for laboratory analysis. NASA tasked the Applied Physics Laboratory to refine the concepts described in the Decadal Survey. As stated in the task guidelines: The study results will include a pre-phase A fidelity plan to implement the mission concept, evaluating the cost,...
Topics: Comets, NASA, Mission Concept Study, Decadal
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This bibliography lists 822 reports, articles and other documents introduced into the NASA Scientific and Technical Information System in 1988. Items are selected and grouped according to their usefulness to the manager as manager. Citations are grouped into ten subject categories: human factors and personnel issues; management theory and techniques; industrial management and manufacturing; robotics and expert systems; computers and information management; research and development; economics,...
Topics: ALGORITHMS, KALMAN FILTERS, LEAST SQUARES METHOD, NAVIGATION, POSITION ERRORS, POWER SPECTRA, RADAR...
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by Savin, G. N
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Stress concentration around holes and fissures including stress-strain diagrams - bibliography
Topics: DEFORMATION, METEORITES, QUARTZ, X RAY DIFFRACTION, IMPACT DAMAGE, ROCKS, SHOCK WAVES
NASA Technical Documents
by Krasnov, N. F
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The applications of aerodynamics particularly in rocket technology and modern high-speed aviation are studied along with the general laws of motion of a gas medium. The first six chapters of the book cover the following: basic concepts and definition of aerodynamics, kinematics of a fluid medium, equations of motion of a gas in the general case (where variations in its physico-chemical properties are considered), the theory of shock waves, the method of characteristics (very widely used in the...
Topics: DEEP SPACE NETWORK, MISSION PLANNING, MULTIPATH TRANSMISSION, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, PIONEER VENUS 2...
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The technical evolution of the subsonic airplane is traced from a curiosity at the beginning of World War I to the highly useful machine of today. Included are descriptions of significant aircraft which incorporated important technical innovations and served to shape the future course of aeronautical development, as well as aircraft which represented the state-of-art in a particular time frame or were much used or liked. The discussion is related primarily to aircraft configuration evolution...
Topics: ATMOSPHERIC MODELS, CLIMATOLOGY, OCEAN MODELS, SATELLITE OBSERVATION, WEATHER FORECASTING,...
Planetary Science Decadal Survey
by Lee Mason, (Study Lead), Sterling Bailey, Ryan Bechtel, John Elliott, Jean-Pierre Fleurial, Mike Houts, Rick Kapernick, Ron Lipinski, Duncan MacPherson, Tom Moreno, Bill Nesmith, Dave Poston, Lou Qualls, Ross Radel, Abraham Weitzberg, and Jim Werner
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In early March 2010, the Decadal Survey Giant Planets Panel (GPP) requested a short-turnaround study to evaluate the feasibility of a small fission power system (FPS) for future unspecified National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) science missions. FPS technology was considered a potential option for power levels that might not be achievable with radioisotope power systems. A study plan was generated, and a joint NASA/Department of Energy (DOE) study team was formed. The team...
Topics: Fission Power System, NASA, Concept Study, Decadal
NASA Technical Documents
by Anoshchenko, N. D
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History on development of United States launch vehicles, prehistory of Soviet gliding, and literature on history of aviation and cosmonautics in Ukraine
Topics: AERONAUTICS, ASTRONAUTICS, GLIDING, HISTORIES, LAUNCH VEHICLES, LITERATURE, U.S.S.R., UNITED STATES
NASA Technical Documents
by IVANOV, V. YE., et al
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CORROSION AND HEAT RESISTANT COATINGS FOR OXIDATION PROTECTION OF TUNGSTEN
Topics: DEGREES OF FREEDOM, PITCHING MOMENTS, ROLLING MOMENTS, FLIGHT SIMULATORS, HOVERING, THREE...
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Topics: AEROSPACE INDUSTRY, GOVERNMENT/INDUSTRY RELATIONS, TECHNOLOGY UTILIZATION, AEROSPACE ENGINEERING,...
The Pioneer Venus spacecraft primary and backup operational modes and operational limitations for maneuvers, roll references transfer, attitude determination, spacecraft power discipline and spacecraft thermal discipline, are described. The functions and operations of the large and small probes, as well detailed performance in the normal operating modes and backup modes are presented.
Topics: CHESAPEAKE BAY (US), CONFERENCES, ECOSYSTEMS, ESTUARIES, REMOTE SENSING, COASTAL ECOLOGY,...
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Earth Resources Research Data Facility Index
Topics: CRYSTAL GROWTH, MICROGRAVITY, REACTION KINETICS, SINGLE CRYSTALS, CONFERENCES, MICROGRAVITY...
Planetary Science Decadal Survey
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The Jovian moon Io is likely the most geologically active body in the solar system, offering insight into tidal heating, volcanic processes, and other phenomena. However, its location within Jupiter's radiation belt presents significant engineering challenges that must be addressed to enable future missions to Io. Under the direction of NASA, and with direct guidance from the National Research Council's (NRC's) Satellites Panel, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's (JPL's) Advanced Project Design...
Topics: Io, NASA, Mission Concept Study, Decadal
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Pressure drop in flexible metal hoses, bellows and gimbal joints - annotated bibliography
Topics: ANNOTATIONS, PRESSURE DROP, BELLOWS, GIMBALS, HOSES, PIPES (TUBES), REYNOLDS NUMBER, BIBLIOGRAPHY,...
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Topics: ADHESION, SLIDING FRICTION, WEAR, ADHESIVE BONDING, DEFORMATION, FRAGMENTS, INTERFACIAL TENSION
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In the opening weeks of 1998 a news article in the British journal Nature reported that NASA was about to enter biology in a big way. A ''virtual'' Astrobiology Institute was gearing up for business, and NASA administrator Dan Goldin told his external advisory council that he would like to see spending on the new institute eventually reach 100 million per year. ''You just wait for the screaming from the physical scientists (when that happens),'' Goldin was quoted as saying. Nevertheless, by the...
Topics: CHONDRULE, COOLING, HEATING, PETROGRAPHY, NEBULAE, OLIVINE, PLAGIOCLASE, PYROXENES, METEORITIC...
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Manual control is discussed in terms of operator modeling, measurement of human response, mental workload, pilot/operator opinion, effects of motion, aircraft displays, supervisory control, automobile driving, and remote manipulation.
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A DETAILED SELECTION OF PROBLEMS ON THE DYNAMICS OF THE MOTION OF A MATERIAL POINT ACTED ON BY A CENTRAL GRAVITATIONAL FORCE, IN PARTICULAR, THE DYNAMICS OF SPACE FLIGHT IS PRESENTED ALONG WITH SEVERAL PROBLEMS ON THE MOTION OF A POINT ACTED ON BY CENTRAL NONGRAVITATIONAL FORCES. TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE KEPLER'S LAWS, BINET'S FORMULAS FOR CENTRAL FORCES, THE ENERGY BALANCE AND VELOCITY ALONG A SPACE TRAJECTORY, TIME OF MOTION ALONG A SPACE TRAJECTORY, CONDITIONS FOR THE EXISTENCE OF ELLIPTICAL...
Topics: LATTICE PARAMETERS, POISSON EQUATION, SOLID STATE PHYSICS, SUM RULES, CESIUM COMPOUNDS, CHLORIDES,...
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We believe many important atmospheric science questions can only be addressed by studies of the ice giants Uranus and Neptune. These questions relate to fundamental atmospheric processes that help us understand the formation evolution and current structure of all planets.
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Nonparametric methods that are available for NASA-type applications are discussed. An attempt will be made here to survey what can be used, to attempt recommendations as to when each would be applicable, and to compare the methods, when possible, with the usual normal-theory procedures that are avavilable for the Gaussion analog. It is important here to point out the hypotheses that are being tested, the assumptions that are being made, and limitations of the nonparametric procedures. The...
Topics: ERROR ANALYSIS, PROBABILITY THEORY, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, NONLINEAR...