Load-Reducing Rocket Nozzle Operation Method.
Patent, Filed 19 Feb 91, patented 26 May 92,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A submarine launched missile generates undesirable stress on the rocket nozzle hydraulic control system at the moment of ignition of the rocket motor. This stress can be minimized by operating the system so that the nozzle is near center and the hydraulic actuator valves are open at ignition.
- Underwater-Launched Guided Missiles
- Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support