Accession Number:

AD0779915

Title:

Development of a Zero-G Gauging System. Volume I.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 16 Jun 72-20 Dec 73,

Corporate Author:

TRW SYSTEMS GROUP REDONDO BEACH CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

244.0

Abstract:

Nucleonic techniques using continual gamma-ray emission phenomena were extensively analyzed in the application of gauging storable propellants in the Space Shuttle Vehicle Orbital Maneuvering System OMS tanks when under zero-gravity conditions. Parametric analyses were used to identify viable gauging concepts which were, in turn, subjected to subsystem and engineering tradeoffs. Based on these tradeoffs, a flight-type nucleonic gauging system was designed, fabricated and tested. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Liquid Rocket Propellants
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE