Frangible Glider Development.Vanderklein, Ian A.
Abstract: There is a demonstrated need for an aerial reconnaissance glider that can disappear without a trace. To fill this need, a frangible glider was developed with a rigid airframe made up of many component pieces held together in compression by a tension member. The airframe can be triggered to fall apart into its component pieces by severing the tension member. The pr... read more
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- Tufts University. Department of Mechanical Engineering.
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