Accession Number:

ADA409850

Title:

Testing of an Advanced Liquid Hydrogen Turbopump

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

PRATT AND WHITNEY WEST PALM BEACH FL

Report Date:

2000-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

This paper discusses the testing of an Advanced Liquid Hydrogen Turbopump for a 50,000 pound 222.4 kN thrust Upper Stage Expander Cycle Engine being developed by Pratt Whitney Liquid Space Propulsion under contract to the United States Air Force Research Laboratory AFRL to support the Integrated High Payoff Rocket Propulsion Technology IHPRPT program. The Advanced Liquid Hydrogen ALH Turbopump is designed to provide improved system thrust to weight decreased hardwaresupport costs, and increased reliability. These benefits will be demonstrated through test of this high speed, high efficiency, two stage hydrogen turbopump.

Subject Categories:

  • Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines
  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE