Accession Number:

AD0728105

Title:

Fluidic Generator System to Fire Aircraft Rockets Environmentally.

Descriptive Note:

Summary rept.,

Corporate Author:

HARRY DIAMOND LABS WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1971-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

A fluidic generator system for firing aircraft rockets has been developed to eliminate accidental firings of rockets while the aircraft is on the ground or on a carrier deck. The system increases safety of these rockets by denying a power supply to the squibs until specified flight conditions are met. Sufficient power to fire the rocket motors is provided by the fluidic generator only when the aircraft is airborne and has reached a speed of 200 knots. Flight tests of the system in the altitude range between 500 and 31,000 ft indicated that firing voltage 50 V dc was reached in the velocity range between 210- to 260-knots indicated airspeed. This agreed well with laboratory results. No output voltage was recorded during an acoustic test conducted to determine the susceptibility of the generator to aircraft noise. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Fluidics and Fluerics
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Rockets

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE