Advanced Tactical Booster Technologies: Applications for Long-Range Rocket Systems
Air Force Research Laboratory (AFMC) AFRL/RQRC Edwards AFB United States
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This paper describes a number of technology advantages currently under development for tactical rocket motors which have direct application to land-based long-range rocket systems. Materials advances that enable superior inert mass fractions, along with innovative optimization design techniques have the potential to allow for increased rocket payload capacity, improved rocket range or increased rocket loadout from the volumetrically constrained environment of a land-based launcher.