Accession Number : AD0479202

Title :   SYSTEM SUPPORT STUDIES UNDER PRODUCTION SUPPORT PROGRAM.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 18 Aug 64-31 Sep 65,

Corporate Author : AEROJET-GENERAL CORP SACRAMENTO CA

Personal Author(s) : Childres, Harold E. ; Mastrolia, Edmund J.

Report Date : 15 FEB 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 251

Abstract : Studies were made in support of production programs for Wing VI Minuteman second-stage motors. Summaries follow for the five areas of program effort discussed in this volume of the final report. (1) Statistical analyses were made of various materials and components with respect to manufacturing and performance reproducibility. Major effort was directed toward investigation of internal insulation, LITVC and RC systems and nozzles. (2) Detailed investigations were made to resolve and preclude problems concerning production and performance of the CTPB propellant and liner system. Studies included: determination of the storage stability of propellant, liner, and raw materials; bonding characteristics of the liner system; demonstration of the adequacy of SD-844-1 adhesive; and evaluation of production-propellant properties. Investigations were made of problems concerning propellant modulus, igniter delays and decomposition of igniter seals. (3) A series of analyses was directed toward solution of problems concerning igniter delay, LITVC pressure transducers, and exit cones. (4) Toward improving the reliability of LITVC and RC gas generators, detailed investigations were made of proprietary data obtained from the vendor. (5) Studies were made of the packaging design of the present TVC system and of other TVC systems. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SOLID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES), (*SECOND-STAGE MOTORS, SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES, MANUFACTURING, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, QUALITY CONTROL, THERMAL INSULATION, THRUST VECTOR CONTROL SYSTEMS, COMBUSTION CHAMBER LINERS, STORABLE ROCKET PROPELLANTS, STABILITY, BONDING, ADHESIVES, IGNITERS, PRESSURE, TRANSDUCERS, EXHAUST NOZZLES, GRAPHITE, PHENOLIC PLASTICS, SILICON COMPOUNDS, DIOXIDES, GAS GENERATING SYSTEMS, ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEMS, ROLL, SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANT BINDERS, CARBOXYLIC ACIDS, POLYMERS, NITROGEN HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS, BUTADIENES, SECONDARY INJECTION.

Subject Categories : Plastics
      Solid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE