Accession Number:

AD0745566

Title:

Development of a Zero-G Gauging System.

Descriptive Note:

Special technical rept. 11 Jan 71-25 Feb 72,

Corporate Author:

TRW SYSTEMS GROUP REDONDO BEACH CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The ultimate objective of this project is the development of a zero-g gauging system based on the absorption of gamma radiation. The numerous subsystem parameters of a nucleonic gauge were interrelated in closed form and subjected to appropriate tradeoff analyses and optimation routines to synthesize gauging systems capable of meeting the prescribed performance parameters. Particular emphasis was placed on achieving high levels of accuracy 1 percent or better over the entire range of full- to empty-tan conditions with gauges configured completely external to spherical tanks fueled with cryogenic fuels. Nucleonic gauges capable of meeting the prescribed requirements were subjected to preliminary designs and critical subsystem elements were verified with laboratory testing. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Instrumentation
  • Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines
  • Liquid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE