Development of a Zero-G Gauging System. Volume I.
Final rept. 16 Jun 72-20 Dec 73,
TRW SYSTEMS GROUP REDONDO BEACH CALIF
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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
- Liquid Rocket Propellants
- Unmanned Spacecraft