Accession Number:

AD0163922

Title:

Thrust Vectoring Control System for Rocket Nozzles.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-04-10

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The patent concerns a system for providing a rocket powered vehicle with complete thrust vectoring capabilities including a convergent-divergent nozzle attached to a motor casing by a flexible joint member. The flexible joint member includes a laminar structure comprising a series of alternate annular elastomeric and metallic shim members. The elastomeric shim members provide omnidirectional flexible capabilities for the nozzle. Integrally connected to the nozzle is a hydraulically controlled pintle member movable along the axis of the nozzle which varies the effective cross-sectional area of the throat of the nozzle and thereby varies the magnitude of the resulting thrust.

Subject Categories:

  • Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE