Accession Number : AD0448472


Title :   DEVELOPMENT OF A ROCKET MOTOR FOR THE XM7 AIRCRAFT CAPSULE EJECTION CATAPULT,


Corporate Author : PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER NJ AMMUNITION DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE


Personal Author(s) : Gratkowski, HABRIEL C ; Spiess, I


Report Date : Mar 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 1


Abstract : A novel side thrust rocket motor was developed for ejecting the escape capsule from high performance aircraft. A nitrocellulose base propellant charge was developed to meet the ballistic performance requirements. The rate of rise of thrust was controlled during the ignition phase so that the capsule would not be subjected to more than 250 G/sec rate of change of acceleration. This was successfully accomplished by a special grain-inhibiting technique in which the exposed surfaces were incrementally inhibited by a dip method. (Author)


Descriptors :   *SOLID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES , JETTISONABLE COCKPITS , CATAPULTS , NITROCELLULOSE , SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANTS , EJECTION , JET AIRCRAFT , LOW ALTITUDE , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , CAPTIVE TESTS , THRUST


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