NASA Logo

NTRS

NTRS - NASA Technical Reports Server

Back to Results
Determination of balloon gas mass and revised estimates of drag and virtual mass coefficientsIn support of the NASA Balloon Program, small-scale balloons were flown with varying lifting gas and total system mass. Instrument packages were developed to measure and record acceleration and temperature data during these tests. Top fitting and instrument payload accelerations were measured from launch to steady state ascent and through ballast drop transients. The development of the small lightweight self-powered Stowaway Special instrument packages is discussed along with mathematical models developed to determine gas mass, drag and virtual mass coefficients.
Document ID
19930027365
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Robbins, E. (NASA Wallops Flight Facility Wallops Island, VA, United States)
Martone, M. (New Mexico State Univ.; NASA, Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 15, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: Advances in Space Research
Volume: 13
Issue: 2
ISSN: 0273-1177
Subject Category
AERODYNAMICS
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other