Accession Number : AD0464738


Title :   INVESTIGATION OF PROPELLANT ACTUATED DEVICES FOR USE IN EMERGENCY CREW ESCAPE SYSTEMS FOR ADVANCED AEROSPACE VEHICLES. PHASE 3. DESIGN STUDY


Descriptive Note : Technical rept., Jul 1964-Jan 1965


Corporate Author : MCDONNELL AIRCRAFT CORP ST LOUIS MO


Personal Author(s) : Bleikamp, R H ; Lake, E R ; McGovern, D R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/464738.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 199


Abstract : This report describes the results of the third and final phase of a study related to the design of PAD (Propellant Actuated Devices) for use in a separable crew escape module applicable to a life/glide re-entry vehicle. Based on results of Phases I and II, preliminary designs have been established for each PAD as a function of component performance criteria. Prime consideration was given to successful abort at any point during the mission profile. It was found possible throughout the entire Phase III effort to evolve component designs for each PAD function without exceeding to any great extent the present state-of-the-art. As a result, the areas mentioned for future research and development are generally concerned with characterization of the more promising new explosives and propellants, and the presentation of several concepts, which, if developed, would offer secondary improvements in the overall system weight, reliability, or cost.


Descriptors :   *CARTRIDGES(PAD) , *EXPLOSIVE ACTUATORS , *JETTISONABLE COCKPITS , RECOVERY , SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , RELIABILITY , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , WINDSHIELDS , SAFETY , AEROSPACE CRAFT , CATAPULTS , SHIELDING , PARACHUTES , RELEASE MECHANISMS , SEPARATION , SPACE CREWS , AVIATION SAFETY , LANDING GEAR , BOOST GLIDE VEHICLES , RETRO ROCKETS , ELECTRIC IGNITERS , SPACE CAPSULES , ABORT , EXPLOSIVES INITIATORS , JETTISONABLE EQUIPMENT


Subject Categories : Manned Spacecraft
      Escape, Rescue and Survival


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE