Accession Number : AD0437752

Title :   NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN CONTINUOUS PROPELLANT PROCESSING FOR THE POLARIS PROPULSION SYSTEM.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for period ending Nov 63,

Corporate Author : AEROJET-GENERAL CORP SACRAMENTO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Schwieger,L. G.

Report Date : 19 DEC 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : ANALYTICAL INSTRUMENTATION: Both the nondispersive X-ray and reflectance refractometer were moved to the pilot plant for a run. Both units are undergoing final evaluation tests, and specific results were presented on brabender produced propellant for the reflectance refractometer. An analysis of variance was made on the 2 x 3 factorial design and signficance of premix and final fuel levels determined. CLOSED LOOP CONTROL: The dynamic response analysis on the oxidizer loop is nearly finished. This report presents the response equations and the theoretical controller settings on the oxidizer feeder. PROPELLANT PROCESSABILITY AS A FUNCTION OF SOLIDS PARTICLES: This subtask was completed and the final report is now being written. Specific recommendations on using the equipment for viscosity measurements will be documented. CONTINUOUS CASTING: This subtask was completed but the final report is being held for inclusion in the final report on the Task 6 program. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANTS), (*PRODUCTION, SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANTS), (*SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANTS, PRODUCTION), QUALITY CONTROL, INSTRUMENTATION, PROCESSING, REFRACTOMETERS, RADIOGRAPHY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE