Accession Number:

AD0919079

Title:

More Storable Fuels for Gas Dynamic Laser Application

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Aug 1969-Jun 1973

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE ROCKET PROPULSION LAB EDWARDS AFB CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

165.0

Abstract:

Chemical and physical characterization of a number of potential GDL fuel candidates was accomplished, including previously known molecules and also molecules synthesized especially with GDL applications in mind. The strongest candidate was dicyanofuroxan, DCFO, C4N4O2, which was finally discarded on safety grounds. The approach was revised to emphasize storable diluent compounds, based on the substitution of carbon monoxide for a portion of the nitrogen in the GDL medium. A by-product of this approach is the alleviation of problems associated with the fuel. Carbonyl diisocyanate, CDI, C3O3N2, was characterized as a possible storable diluent, and its combustion characteristics were determined in a small combustion facility.

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE