Accession Number:

AD0813520

Title:

DEVELOPMENT OF LOW TEMPERATURE GAS GENERATOR TECHNOLOGY.

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly rept. 9 Jan-31 Mar 67,

Corporate Author:

ROCKET RESEARCH CORP SEATTLE WA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

The objective of this program is to characterize hydrazine-based monopropellants which, by the use of ammonia and ammonia-water diluents, are capable of producing clean, low temperature gases when passed through a catalytic decomposition chamber. During this report period a total of sixteen gas generator reactor firings were conducted in an effort to determine the maximum concentration of diluent in the propellant commensurate with effective reactor operation. These tests have shown that hydrazine diluted by as much as 70 by weight water is still active with the Shell 405 catalyst, although the response is very slow and this propellant is very destructive to the catalyst. For propellants containing hydrazine diluted with both ammonia and water the minimum hydrazine concentration was found to be 42.5. Hydrazine diluted with as much as 60 percent ammonia also gave satisfactory reactor operation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment
  • Liquid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE