Accession Number : AD0164388

Title :   Passive Wake Quencing System Using Nonablating Material, Sulfur and a Solid Noble Gas Fluoride.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Weinberg,Elliott K.

Report Date : 03 APR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : In the patent a system for protecting a spacecraft or vehicle from heat when the vehicle reenters the earth's atmosphere is provided. It comprises an ablative composition or a porous nonablating material having dispersed therein a mixture of a solid noble gas fluoride and elemental sulfur or a solid noble gas fluoride.

Descriptors :   *Reentry vehicles, *Heat shields, *Patents, Fluorides, Rare gases, Xenon, Sulfur, Carbon phenolic materials, Phenolic plastics

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Reentry Vehicles
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE