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PCDE Propellant for Ballistic Missiles
AEROJET SOLID PROPULSION CO SACRAMENTO CA
This program is concerned with the development, characterization, and ballistic testing of propellants containing PCDE, SYFO, and FEFO. A detailed theoretical study was made of the effects of compositional variables on the predicted performance of PCDESYFO and PCDESYFOFEFO propellants in order to select formulations for maximum range. The details are given and discussed. An impurity was found to be present in PCDE in significant concentration. It was identified and two methods were devised for its removal. The hazard characteristics of the ingredients were determined alone and in combination with each other. Potential antioxidants were screened for use in propellants. Preliminary propellant formulation studies gave propellants with mechanical properties close to the program goals and with encouraging sensitivities.
Quarterly rept. no. 1, 4 Dec 1972-28 Feb 1973
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. Document partially illegible.