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EDM model in ballistic range

Date: 15 September 2008
Depicts: Free-flight field test at supersonic speeds
Location: ISL ballistic range, Saint-Louis, France
Copyright: Institut Saint-Louis

A free-flight field test of the EDM model at supersonic speeds.

The aerodynamic characteristics in the low supersonic regime (Mach number between 1 and 3) were studied during a test campaign starting in 2008 during which the EDM was subject to dynamic instabilities. Each test consisted of the launch of a 92-mm diameter model of the EDM with a 105-mm diameter powder gun, at velocities approaching Mach 3. The models carried instruments for measurements during flight, and were recovered at the end of the test range which measured 150 metres.

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