UpSTAGE Technology Report: Special Manufacturing and Fabrication Processes
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS ASTRONAUTICS CO-HB HUNTINGTON BEACH CA
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In the conduct of the UpSTAGE Experiment, a number of special manufacturing processes were developed to meet the advanced state-of-the-art performance requirements of the interceptor design. Significant technological advances in materials processing were made to enable the successful manufacture of fuel tanks, fuel manifold frames, thick-film electronic assemblies, heat shield insulation, internal hot gas duct insulation, and solid propellant booster motors. A description of these process developments emphasizes the methods used to manufacture these components and to resolve the processing problems encountered.
- Antimissile Defense Systems
- Surface-Launched Guided Missiles