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Low density aerothermodynamics studies performed by means of the tethered satellite system
Author and Affiliation:
Carlomagno, Giovanni M.(Naples Univ., Italy)
De Luca, Luigi(Napoli, Universita, Naples, Italy)
Siemers, Paul M.(Naples Univ., Italy)
Wood, George M., Jr.(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States)
Abstract: Low density gas flow modeling and current ground wind-tunnel technologies are not presently able to produce fully reliable data concerning low density flow regimes. In order to answer some of these issues, the Shuttle Continuous Open Wind Tunnel (SCOWT) program has been proposed, which makes use of the tethered satellite system (TSS). SCOWT's objective is to investigate the energy and momentum transfer between the tethered satellite and its environmental medium within the range of the thermofluid-dynamic conditions experienced by TSS during its atmospheric flights. The feasibility and capability of SCOWT to perform low density aerothermodynamics studies are investigated. Some of the results, obtained by means of a tether simulation program, and the instrumentation and TSS design main requirements to meet SCOWT objectives are described.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1986
Document ID:
19880029632
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 88A16859
Subject Category: AERODYNAMICS
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: SEE A88-16826
Publisher Information: Germany
Meeting Information: 15th International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics; June 16-20, 1986; Grado; Italy
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Naples Univ.; Hampton, VA, United States
NASA Langley Research Center
Description: 12p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: AEROTHERMODYNAMICS; RAREFIED GAS DYNAMICS; TETHERED SATELLITES; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; ENERGY TRANSFER; FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS; MASS SPECTROMETERS; MOMENTUM TRANSFER; STATE VECTORS
Imprint And Other Notes: IN: International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics, 15th, Grado, Italy, June 16-20, 1986, Proceedings. Volume 1 (A88-16826 04-34). Stuttgart, B. G. Teubner, 1986, p. 574-585.
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