Accession Number:

ADA191349

Title:

Electrical Ignition of Han-Based Liquid Propellants.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept nos. 1-3, 1 Oct 86-1 Oct 87,

Corporate Author:

FRAUNHOFER INST FUER KURZZEITDYNAMIK - ERNST-MACH-INST FREIBURG IM BREISGAU ( GERMANY F R)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

The scope of this study is to investigate and optimize the electrical ignition of hydroxyl-ammonium nitrate HAN based liquid monopropellants LP in conjunction with its use as a propellant charge in the regenerative liquid propellant gun RLPG. In this research, the fundamentals of LP ignition will be investigated which will contribute to the design at electrical igniter devices suitable for large caliber RLPG systems. Specific goals are to investigate various means of electrical ignition of LP, to develop quantitative ignition criteria, to achieve reproducible igniter output energies, to obtain igniter energy effluxes that are capable of starting the regenerative process and producing sustained ignition in the gun chamber, to scale the ignition requirements to large volumes.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE