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Vibro-Acoustic Launch protection Experiment at the Air Force Research Laboratory
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Paper Abstract

Experiments demonstrating several vibro-acoustic mitigation technologies will be tested on the Vibro-Acoustic Launch Protection Experiment 2 (VALPE-2) aboard a Terrier-Improved Orion sounding rocket slated for launch from Wallops Island Flight Facility in May 2003. Flight data collected in November 2002 from a nearly identical launch (VALPE-1) is being used to characterize the fairing environment and design the prototype hardware for the second flight. This paper discusses the various experiments that will be tested on the VALPE-2 flight, and presents some of the measured results and lessons learned from the first flight.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 August 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5054, Smart Structures and Materials 2003: Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies, (14 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.484663
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Benjamin Kyle Henderson, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Steven A. Lane, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Charlotte M. Gerhart, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Robert E. Richard, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5054:
Smart Structures and Materials 2003: Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies
Eric H. Anderson, Editor(s)

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