Accession Number : AD0262358

Title :   MOTOR TEMPERATURE SENSOR, SERGEANT ARTILLERY GUIDED MISSILE SYSTEM

Corporate Author : SPERRY UTAH CO SALT LAKE CITY

Report Date : 10 JUL 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The temperature-conditioning test results have demonstrated that for any temperature conditions which may occur within Sergeant specifications a sufficiently accurate value for effective temperature can be determined from the cavity and aftbody temperature measurements. The bimetallic sensor has been shown to be accurate, rugged, and compatible with the system. Used in conjunction with the appropriate nomograph, the bimetallic temperature sensor provides a satisfactory means of determining effective temperature, though manual and visual operations are involved. The automatic temperature sensor promises to be equally rugged, more accurate, and will provide effective temperature to the firing set without dependence on manual or visual operations. It is recommended that the bimetallic temperature sensor with its associated nomograph be utilized as an interim method of determining effective motor temperature until the automatic temperature sensor is completely tested and evaluated. Therefore, it is also recommended that the evaluation of the automatic temperature sensor be continued to completion. (Author)

Descriptors :   *GUIDED MISSILES, *ROCKET ENGINES, *TEMPERATURE, *THERMOMETERS, ARTILLERY, AUTOMATIC, COMBUSTION CHAMBERS, HEAT TRANSFER, MEASUREMENT, SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANTS, SURFACE TO SURFACE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE