Accession Number:

AD0621380

Title:

PERSONAL PROPULSION SYSTEM.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. for Jun-Dec 64,

Corporate Author:

LOCKHEED-CALIFORNIA CO BURBANK

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Report Date:

1965-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

The report describes a laboratory model of a simple manually controlled, tractor type, personnel propulsion unit for use under zero gravity conditions. The device consists of a pair of hand-mounted thrust nozzles with fore and aft thrust vector control. A backpack containing two, high pressure, gas bottles supplies dry nitrogen to the thrusters. A series of tests were conducted to obtain thrust nozzle calibration, valvenozzle modulation, and verification of the total system to deliver the required thrust. The tests verified that the thrust nozzles were within tolerance. The valvenozzle combination demonstrated total system performance within specification requirements and with satisfactory modulation characteristics. Further research should include evaluation of the propulsion system in a zero gravity environment. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE