Accession Number:

ADA001676

Title:

Shrike and Sparrow Missile Baseline Cookoff Tests

Descriptive Note:

Research rept. Jun 1973-Jan 1974

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

226.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Air- and Space-Launched Guided Missiles
  • Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE