14 August 2003 Overview of the Vibro-Acoustic Launch Protection Experiment at the Air Force Research Laboratory
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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.
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Benjamin Kyle Henderson, Steven A. Lane, Charlotte M. Gerhart, and Robert E. Richard "Overview of the Vibro-Acoustic Launch Protection Experiment at the Air Force Research Laboratory", Proc. SPIE 5054, Smart Structures and Materials 2003: Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies, (14 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.484663; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.484663
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