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Subscale test program for the Orion Conical Ribbon Drogue Parachute

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dc.contributor.author Sengupta, Anita
dc.contributor.author Stuart, Phil
dc.contributor.author Machin, Ricardo
dc.contributor.author Bourland, Gary
dc.contributor.author Schwing, Allen
dc.contributor.author Longmire, Ellen
dc.contributor.author Henning, Elsa
dc.contributor.author Sinclair, Rob
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-21T19:36:14Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-21T19:36:14Z
dc.date.issued 2011-05-23
dc.identifier.citation AIAA Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Conference, Dublin, Ireland, May 23, 2011. en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 11-1505
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/42111
dc.description.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. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2011. en_US
dc.subject parachute en_US
dc.subject entry, descent, landing (EDL) en_US
dc.title Subscale test program for the Orion Conical Ribbon Drogue Parachute en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US
dc.subject.NASATaxonomy Aerodynamics en_US


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