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Rigging test bed development for validation of multi-stage decelerator extractions

Show simple item record Kenig, Sivan J. Gallon, John C. Adams, Douglas S. Rivellini, Tommaso P. 2014-01-21T16:39:33Z 2014-01-21T16:39:33Z 2013-03-25
dc.identifier.citation 22nd AIAA Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Technology Center, Daytona Beach, Florida, March 25-28, 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 13-1187
dc.description.abstract The Low Density Supersonic Decelerator project is developing new decelerator systems for Mars entry which would include testing with a Supersonic Flight Dynamics Test Vehicle. One of the decelerator systems being developed is a large supersonic ringsail parachute. Due to the configuration of the vehicle it is not possible to deploy the parachute with a mortar which would be the preferred method for a spacecraft in a supersonic flow. Alternatively, a multi-stage extraction process using a ballute as a pilot is being developed for the test vehicle. The Rigging Test Bed is a test venue being constructed to perform verification and validation of this extraction process. The test bed consists of a long pneumatic piston device capable of providing a constant force simulating the ballute drag force during the extraction events. The extraction tests will take place both inside a high-bay for frequent tests of individual extraction stages and outdoors using a mobile hydraulic crane for complete deployment tests from initial pack pull out to canopy extraction. These tests will measure line tensions and use photogrammetry to track motion of the elements involved. The resulting data will be used to verify packing and rigging as well, as validate models and identify potential failure modes in order to finalize the design of the extraction system. 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, 2013 en_US
dc.subject parachute en_US
dc.subject Low Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) en_US
dc.subject rigging the test bed (RTB) en_US
dc.title Rigging test bed development for validation of multi-stage decelerator extractions en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US

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