Air Force Chemical Propulsion Research Needs.
AIR FORCE OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ARLINGTON VA
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The report contains the results of a recently completed study to determine what basic research effort is required to advance rocket propulsion technology during the next ten years. The study not only surveys the present state of the art, but also indicates the areas where timely research is needed to obtain desired technological improvements. The AFSC Technology Planning Guide was used to determine future Air Force Liquid and solid rocket propulsion requirements. Existing state of the art was then compared with these requirements and the resulting technology gaps identified. In each case, the basic research necessary to prevent these gaps is outlined and related to five general system requirements high performance, improved reliability, flexibility, invulnerability, and minimum cost. Modified author abstract
- Rocket Engines