Accession Number:

ADD002351

Title:

Fluted Nose Cap Apparatus.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-01-28

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The patent application describes a fluted missile nose cap apparatus having a plurality of longitudinal cooling flutes which, during early re-entry, provides protection to an underlying transpiration nose cap by absorbing convected heating through sublimation of the fluted nose cap material until the fluted cap burns off at a predetermined altitude. The flutes enable initiation of transpirent flow prior to burn-off to assure protection of the transpiration nose tip.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE