• Short Summary

    Runway friction measuring vehicles are being used in a month-long test at Wallops Island, Va.?

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    Runway friction measuring vehicles are being used in a month-long test at Wallops Island, Va. in a program to devise a standard procedure for predicting the performance of aircraft brakes. Engineers from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration are testing twenty-five devices to measure runway friction under different weather and runway surface conditions. These measurements will be sued to establish a system for runway length requirements to bring a landing airplane to a safe stop. The tests were conducted jointly with the British Ministry of Technology. The Federal Aviation Agency, U.S. Air Force and tire and automobile manufacturers also participated. State highway departments participated in the tests to gather information on a variety of pavement surface conditions. Tests results may have an application in the design of highway surfaces with improved traction for highway safety. Tests were performed on the Landing Research Runway under dry, damp, water-flooded and slush-covered conditions as well as the grooved runway which NASA has designed for airport runways.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABUY74WQ2LFQ416IERWFNTNYB5
    Media URN:
    VLVABUY74WQ2LFQ416IERWFNTNYB5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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