Rocket Motor With Desensitizer Injector
Patent application, filed 4 Jan 00
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A rocket motor having a desensitizing mechanism for preventing explosion or energetic burning during slow cook-off is provided. The rocket motor includes a case contained rocket propellant with a desensitizing assembly attached forward of the propellant charge. The desensitizing assembly is formed with an enclosure containing a desensitizing fluid, connected to the interior of the rocket motor by a tube which is sealed by a heat activated plug. The heat activated plug melts at a temperature below the slow cook-off temperature of the rocket propellant. The melting of the plug allows the desensitizing fluid to be injected into the core of the propellant thereby desensitizing the propellant.
- Rocket Engines