Vibration Testing of the TE-M-604-4-IUE Rocket Motor (Thiokol P/N E 28639-03)
ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN
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The NASA International Ultraviolet Explorer IUE rocket motor TE-M- 604-4, a solid fuel, spherical rocket motor, was vibration tested in the Impact, Vibration, and Acceleration IVA Test Unit of the von Karman Gas Dynamics Facility VKF. The objective of the test program was to subject the motor to qualification levels of sinusoidal and random vibration prior to the altitude firing of the motor in the Propulsion Development Test Cell T-3, Engine Test Facility ETF, AEDC. The vibration testing consisted of a low level sine survey from 5 to 2,000 Hz, followed by a qualification level sine sweep and qualification level random vibration. A second low level sine survey followed the qualification level testing. This sequence of testing was accomplished in each of three orthogonal axes. No motor problems were observed due to the imposition of these dynamic environments.
- Solid Propellant Rocket Engines