Accession Number:

AD0749868

Title:

Decomposed Ammonia Radioisotope Thruster (DART) Performance Evaluation.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 70-Dec 71,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE ROCKET PROPULSION LAB EDWARDS AFB CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

A program was conducted to obtain performance data on a prototype decomposed ammonia radioisotope thruster DART concept attitude control engine. This engine was developed by the AEC at its Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory LASL for the Air Force. The engine was evaluated at the AFRPL in both the steady-state and pulse modes of operation. Specific performance parameters measured were steady-state thrust, and in the pulsed mode, propellant used per pulse, total impulse delivered per pulse and the resulting specific impulse delivered per pulse. These parameters were measured at two representative operating engine temperature levels. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Rocket Engines
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE