Shrike and Sparrow Missile Baseline Cookoff Tests
Research rept. Jun 1973-Jan 1974
NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA
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The purpose was to determine the fast-cookoff characteristics of SHRIKE and SPARROW missiles when exposed to a JP-5 fuel fire. Time to cookoff reaction, type of reaction, and timetemperature data were obtained for each test. These data were analyzed and a hypothesis of the events leading to cookoff of the test items was formulated. These results are being used in the design of retrofit thermal protection systems for in-service missiles. These results are also applicable to the design of thermal protection systems for new missiles.
- Air- and Space-Launched Guided Missiles
- Combustion and Ignition