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Re: SLS General Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #1060 on: 08/04/2017 06:26 PM »
one possible use would be to help provide a dataset for further research, something private companies tend to not be interested in.  So, are they needed?  probably not.  Could they provide a basis for research/investigation at some later point or for some department not directly involved with the operation of the vehicle?  maybe

The article mentions that they want to use the data to validate their models that they've been using for SRB separation and other events.  It also may be that these checkerboards provide better more accurate targets for modern techniques than the larger black and white patterns.

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Re: SLS General Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #1061 on: 08/04/2017 11:43 PM »
Regarding the heater strips that go on the SRBs. How would these look on the 5 segment SRB? I'm kind of stuck seeing how this would look. Is there a diagram?

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Re: SLS General Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #1062 on: 08/05/2017 01:10 AM »
Regarding the heater strips that go on the SRBs. How would these look on the 5 segment SRB? I'm kind of stuck seeing how this would look. Is there a diagram?

The same as four with an additional segment.  The heater strips are just on the field joints

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Re: SLS General Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #1063 on: 08/05/2017 03:36 PM »
I see. Though which segment will be the added fifth? This helps to show which of the field joint heaters to duplicate.  They vary per segment.

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Re: SLS General Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #1064 on: 08/05/2017 03:37 PM »
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Re: SLS General Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #1065 on: 08/07/2017 08:51 PM »
If needed, the swoosh patterns could also be used for tracking rotation and alignment.  There's no law that says the patterns have to be rectilinear.
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Re: SLS General Discussion Thread 2
« Reply #1066 on: 08/09/2017 08:21 PM »
If needed, the swoosh patterns could also be used for tracking rotation and alignment.  There's no law that says the patterns have to be rectilinear.

You're not going to get good data that way.  Not enough detail to pin down specific points.

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