Accession Number:

AD0392715

Title:

DEMONSTRATION OF ADVANCED POST-BOOST PROPULSION SUBSYSTEMS

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 Jul 1966-30 Apr 1968

Corporate Author:

AEROJET-GENERAL CORP SACRAMENTO CA LIQUID ROCKET DIV

Report Date:

1968-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

261.0

Abstract:

The Demonstration of Advanced Post-Boost Propulsion Subsystems had as its objective the development of improved technology for advanced, post-boost liquid propulsion subsystems having a ten-year storage life and which would be maintenance-free, inherently reliable, and offer minimal production costs. The effort was devoted to providing technological improvements in the primary subsystems selected which would permit their ready incorporation into an Advanced Post-Boost Propulsion System for the next generation of ICBM weapon systems. The Aerojet-General Corporation utilized specialized subcontractor experience for the development effort associated with three of the primary subsystems. The Hamilton Standard Division of United Aircraft development activity concerned a staged, monopropellant gas generator for pressurization. Arde, Inc. was responsible for the propellant tanks and positive expulsion. They utilized all-welded steel conospheroid tanks with wire-reinforced, controlled collapse, steel diaphragms. Aerojet-General accomplished the necessary engine development which was limited to workhorse hardware solely intended for use in testing the controls subsystem components. Development culminated in gas pressurization and propellant tankexpulsion subsystem demonstrations that indicate these subsystems are ready for final weapon system development as well as application. In connection with the fluidic controls components, the feasibility of the concept was demonstrated however, further basic component technology research will be required for any selected application.

Subject Categories:

  • Liquid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE