CRYOGENIC SOLID OXYGEN STORAGE AND SUBLIMATION INVESTIGATION
Final rept. 1 Jul 1967-31 Mar 1968
AEROJET-GENERAL CORP AZUSA CA ELECTRONICS DIV
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The use of solid oxygen for storage and supply systems in space applications was studied both analytically and experimentally. The analysis indicated that the use of solid oxygen could provide substantially longer storage times over that obtainable with subcritical and supercritical oxygen. Oxygen transport from the vacuum storage condition of solid oxygen to a condition suitable for breathing was demonstrated experimentally by two methods, vapor transport using cryosorption pumps and solid transport by mechanically moving the solid through a vapor lock. A preliminary analysis of the transport methods indicates that the mechanical system should be the most suitable.
- Life Support Systems