A Soft Recovery System Coupled With Advanced Diagnostics

Report No. ARL-TR-3957
Authors: James M. Garner, Bernard J. Guidos, Robert A. Phillabaum, Peter C. Muller, and Eric Scheper
Date/Pages: October 2006; 24 pages
Abstract: Testing to quantify the performance of a soft recovery system was conducted at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory?s Transonic Experimental Facility. An on-board recorder (OBR) was inserted into 10 of the 14 rounds fired. Recovery of the OBR equated to recovering the projectile. This necessitated a soft recovery system for the 120-mm projectile. This report details the hardware and methodology used to create a soft recovery and notes about the results of testing.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: October 1, 2006