Accession Number:

AD0658841

Title:

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING SOLID ROCKET MOTORS AS TRACK TEST PROPULSION,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE MISSILE DEVELOPMENT CENTER HOLLOMAN AFB N MEX DIRECTORATE OF TEST TRACK

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

Closed form solutions of the simplified equation of motion of a rocket sled are used to define specific characteristics governing the applicability of individual solid rocket motors for track test propulsion purposes. Some of the interactions between motor performance parameters, sled design considerations, and track length constraints are reviewed. Criteria are developed for determining applicability ranges and performance limits of various rocket units, and to arrive at a basis for comparing the relative cost effectiveness of competing motors for rocket sled operation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Solid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE