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Title: Subscale test program for the Orion Conical Ribbon Drogue Parachute
Authors: Sengupta, Anita
Stuart, Phil
Machin, Ricardo
Bourland, Gary
Schwing, Allen
Longmire, Ellen
Henning, Elsa
Sinclair, Rob
Keywords: parachute
entry, descent, landing (EDL)
Issue Date: 23-May-2011
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2011.
Citation: AIAA Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Conference, Dublin, Ireland, May 23, 2011.
Abstract: A subscale wind tunnel test program for Orion’s conical ribbon drogue parachute is under development. The desired goals of the program are to quantify aerodynamic performance of the parachute in the wake of the entry vehicle, including understanding of the coupling of the parachute and command module dynamics, and an improved understanding of the load distribution within the textile elements of the parachute. The test program is ten percent of full scale conducted in a 3x2.1 m (10x7 ft) closed loop subsonic wind tunnel. The subscale test program is uniquely suited to probing the aerodynamic and structural environment in both a quantitative and qualitative manner. Non-intrusive diagnostics, including Particle Image Velocimetry for wake velocity surveys, high speed pressure transducers for canopy pressure distribution, and a high speed photogrammetric reconstruction, will be used to quantify the parachute’s performance.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2014/42111
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