The goal of the Contrails project is to help preserve and disseminate the technical record of 20th century aerospace research, highlighting in particular the research endeavors of the Illinois Tech community.

A sample of reports related to Illinois Tech:

Modeling Urban Fire Growth

Waterman, T.E., Takata, A.N.
IIT Research Institute

Air Gun Test Facility

Napadensky, H., Swider, E., Waterman, T., Pape, R.
IIT Research Institute

Reliability Of Residential Basements As Blast Shelters

Longinow, A., Mohammadi, J.
Department of Civil Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology
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Recently Digitized Reports:

The Measurement of Phase Delay on Dielectrics at Microwave Frequencies

Gross, Emanuel H., Luoma, Gino J.
Wright Air Development Center

Development of Tooling and Processes for Fabricating Large High-Accuracy Radomes

Vreeland, R. H.
Plastics Department, Research Laboratories, Hughes Aircraft Company

Ceramics as Basic Engineering Materials

Smoke, E. J., Koenig, J. H.
Rutgers University
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