Accession Number : ADA086268


Title :   Development and Testing of a Two-Stage Hybrid Launcher.


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Sep 77-31 Oct 79,


Corporate Author : ACUREX CORP MOUNTAIN VIEW CA


Personal Author(s) : Suchsland,K E ; Watson,J D ; Dahm,T J ; Hull,J L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a086268.pdf


Report Date : 31 Oct 1979


Pagination or Media Count : 173


Abstract : This report summarizes the development to date of a 1/4-scale launcher designed to launch a 7.2-kg model at a 6.1 km/sec in full scale. The hybrid launcher design principles are reviewed. Projected performance shows launch masses within soft-launch constraints that are 3 to 4 times larger than possible by using a conventional two-stage launcher. The results of component development tests leading to the subscale demonstration are presented. The importance of tungsten liners for obtaining the projected performance is emphasized, and the results of liner bond developments are described. (Author)


Descriptors :   *LAUNCHERS , HEAT TRANSFER , REENTRY VEHICLES , SCALE MODELS , HYBRID SYSTEMS , GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT , BALLISTICS , GUIDED MISSILE SIMULATORS , HIGH ACCELERATION , LIGHT GAS GUNS , HYPERVELOCITY PROJECTILES


Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE