Accession Number : AD0479568


Title :   FLAMMABILITY OF SPACECRAFT WIRE IN AN OXYGEN ATMOSPHERE,


Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO SCHENECTADY NY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER


Personal Author(s) : Mathes, K N ; Frisco, L J


Report Date : Dec 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 17


Abstract : Oxygen rich atmospheres are used in manned spacecraft enclosures to provide a balance between physical requirements and human respiratory needs. Small cable and hook-up wires are used in large quantity in spacecraft. The performance of such wires in oxygen rich atmospheres is of major importance. Results of flamability studies in 5 psia pure oxygen atmosphere made by the General Electric Research and Development Center under contract NAS 9-4549 are reported. (Author, modified-PL).


Descriptors :   *FLAMMABILITY , *MANNED SPACECRAFT , WIRE , CLOSED ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS , COMBUSTION , ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS , OXYGEN , ELECTRIC CABLES , STANDARDS , MECHANICAL PROPERTIES , PHYSICAL PROPERTIES , HALOCARBON PLASTICS , POLYAMIDE PLASTICS , POLYETHYLENE PLASTICS , SILICONES , ELECTRICAL INSULATION , POLYMERS , TEST METHODS , SPACECRAFT CABINS


Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition
      Manned Spacecraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE