April 3, 1961

MANAGEMENT

Kennedy Stresses Solid Rockets, Limited War Forces

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Navy Maintains Barrier in All Weather

AVIONICS

V/stol Control System Design Unveiled

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MANAGEMENT

Kennedy Stresses Solid Rockets, Limited War Forces

Defense budget request increased $1.954 billion; Polaris emphasized, B-70 cut back, ANP canceled.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Navy Maintains Barrier in All Weather

Argentia, Nfld.—United States Navy is flying an Atlantic radar barrier line from this remote Newfoundland base on a 24-hr., all-weather basis, despite climatic conditions that often border on the violent. The barrier is an extension of the Dew and Pine Tree Lines, to a point near the Azores.

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AVIONICS

V/stol Control System Design Unveiled

Phoenix, Ariz.—Details of a universal automatic flight control system which will provide stabilization and control functions for the Army’s manned fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft and for pilotless drones were disclosed here by the Sperry Phoenix Co.
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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Scout Shifting to Contractor Flight Phase

Langley Field, Va.—Scout solid-propellant launch vehicle is now shifting from National Aeronautics and Space Administration to prime contractor management for the second half of its flight test program and for operational launches.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Propulsion Key to Nasa Budget Increase

Washington—President asked Congress to add $125.7 million to the Fiscal 1962 National Aeronautics and Space Administration budget, with 92% of the increase allotted to accelerate the Saturn, Centaur, F-l and Rover propulsion programs.

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AIR TRANSPORT

S-62 Utilized for Turbine Familiarization

Los Angeles-First U. S. turbine helicopter in scheduled service—a single Sikorsky S-62 leased by Los Angeles Airways from the manufacturer—has produced a 5-6 hr. daily utilization record on a five-day-a-wcek schedule. The operation has produced some initial break-in problems, but little down time has resulted in the operating schedule itself.

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Letters

Without in any way detracting from the usefulness and generally high quality of your avionics articles, I would like to correct an error in Mr. Klass’ Artron discussion (AW Feb. 20, p. 52) and comment on a comparison which the article draws.
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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Cornell Uses Long-duration Shock Tunnel

Buffalo—Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory is installing a hypersonic shock tunnel with test durations measured in seconds instead of milliseconds. The new blowdown tunnel will have a test section large enough—about 50 sq. ft.—to handle large, nearly full-scale models of aerospace craft and will be capable of simulating the correct heat flux in hypersonic environments.

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AVIONICS

Non-semiconductor Format Guides Set

New York—Another important step in deriving a set of compatible formats for microminiature avionic components was taken here recently at a meeting of system designers who will be specifying this new generation of components for future avionics/space digital data processing systems.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Dme Use Urged to Break Traffic Control Bottlenecks

Operational advantages detailed by David Thomas at FAA-industry meeting on mandatory requirement.

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