Accession Number:

AD0421020

Title:

TEST SYSTEM ANALYSIS STUDY FOR PROPULSION RESEARCH ENVIRONMENTAL CHAMBER,

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RESEARCH MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES INC SOUTH PASADENA CALIF

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Report Date:

1963-09-23

Pagination or Media Count:

313.0

Abstract:

The feasibility of developing a facility for the testing of rocket propulsion systems employing high energy, toxic and hypergolic propellants under simulated space environmental conditions has been established through analytical studies. Propellant storage and main propulsion unit firing testing can be achieved with a combination of a double-walled vaccum chamber and an exhauster system separated by an impermeable flexible metallic interface that allows full gimballing of the rocket motor. The simulation of thermal flux to the test item due to solar and planetary radiations can be achieved through an array of incandescent lamps individually controlled by a computer operated program. The testing attitude control rockets in the vacuum chamber is limited to very short durations to preserve vacuum integrity and assure rapid vacuum recovery, unless a special device, the Molecular Flow Trap, is employed. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE