Accession Number:

ADA017854

Title:

Development and Demonstration of a Cast Propellant for the LANCE Igniter Grain.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY MISSILE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING LAB REDSTONE ARSENAL ALA PROPULSION DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-09-10

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

A cast composite propellant based on a HTPB binder was developed to meet the ballistic and physical requirements of the LANCE igniter grain. Formulation parameters were correlated with propellant burn rate and mechanical properties, and 1-gallon mixes were made to provide grains for a feasibility demonstration. The propellant was scaled up to a 20-gallon mixer, and grains were prepared for a prequalification demonstration task. Propellant performance in the 26-shot demonstration firing series was completely successful. The propellant is considered to be ready for qualification in the LANCE igniter.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface-Launched Guided Missiles
  • Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE