Method of Imparting Hypergolicity to Non-Hypergolic Rocket Propellants.
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
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Disclosed is a method of converting non-hypergolic, liquid, rocket propellants into hypergolic propellants. The method to accomplish the conversion relates to the use of ammonium metavanadate as an additive to the liquid oxidant, such as, red fuming nitric acid RFNA. The RFNA with additive is hypergolic with the usual fuels with which RFNA has been employed where a separate ignition system is normally required. RFNA with additive is also hypergolic with fuels which have been non-hypergolic and which have not been so used in the past with RFNA. These additional fuel blends include a fuel material selected from turpentine, aniline, triethylamine, furfuryl alcohol or blends of these fuel materials. Author
- Combustion and Ignition
- Liquid Rocket Propellants