Accession Number:

AD0513348

Title:

Thermally Stable Burning Rate Accelerators

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly progress rept. no. 2, 1 Sep-30 Nov 1970

Corporate Author:

MORTON THIOKOL INC HUNTSVILLE AL HUNTSVILLE DIV

Report Date:

1971-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this program is to research the methods and materials that will produce thermally stable AP and burning rate catalyst. They will be used with other thermally stable propellant ingredients to produce a solid propellant that is capable of withstanding a temperature environment of -75 to 350 F. With the present capability of aircraft to fly at supersonic speeds, a new requirement now exists for missiles which can be carried externally. The major development problem arises from the effects of aerodynamic heating, causing missile skin temperatures of several hundred degrees Fahrenheit. In addition, the external carry means that a missile in the airstream is exposed to temperatures of about -65 F. Missiles and missile components therefore are subject to temperatures from -65 F to well over 300 F.

Subject Categories:

  • Combustion and Ignition
  • Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE