Accession Number : AD0501429

Title :   Development and Demonstration of an Advanced Attitude Control System.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Apr-Oct 68 on Phase 1,

Corporate Author : BELL AEROSYSTEMS CO BUFFALO N Y

Personal Author(s) : Montanino,Louis N.

Report Date : JAN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 300

Abstract : This document presents the work accomplished in the analysis, design and testing of an Advanced Attitude Control System (AACS) considered for use in a maneuvering space vehicle using cryogenic propellants for the main propulsion system. The AACS extracts liquids from the vehicle main tanks and converts the liquids to gases which are stored for use as thrustor propellants. The stored gases also motor the AACS pumps and are used for combustion in a heat regenerator to convert the liquids to gases. Several modified systems for propellant acquisition and conversion were analyzed. A system was assembled and feasibility demonstrated at the pumping subsystem and total system levels. Interfacing of the AACS with a maneuvering space vehicle was studied. Preliminary flight type designs were prepared for certain critical components and integrated propellant feed system designs were established. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CRYOGENIC PROPELLANTS, ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEMS), (*ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEMS, DESIGN), LIQUID ROCKET PROPELLANTS, LIQUID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES, COMBUSTION, COMBUSTION CHAMBER GASES, HEAT EXCHANGERS, INTERFACES, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, STORABLE ROCKET PROPELLANTS, ENERGY CONVERSION, MANEUVERING SATELLITES, SPACECRAFT, ADVANCED WEAPONS, ENERGY MANAGEMENT, PROPELLANT TANKS, PROPELLANT CONTROL (U) LIQUEFIED GASES, BIPROPELLANTS, HYPERGOLIC ROCKET PROPELLANTS, HYDROGEN, FLUORINE, FUEL INJECTORS

Subject Categories : Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines
      Liquid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE