Accession Number : AD0511032

Title :   Advanced Maneuvering Propulsion System (Convair Propellant Feed System Design). Volume II - Selected Configuration Description.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Dec 67-31 Dec 69.

Corporate Author : ROCKETDYNE CANOGA PARK CALIF

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 659

Abstract : The optimized design consists of aluminum propellant tanks, a cylindrical outer structural shell, tank mounted multi-layer insulation, a propellant management system with capacitance probe propellant mass sensors, and screen start baskets to provide propellants at the tank outlets during zero g coast. A pressurization system is used which keeps the propellant tank constituents in thermal equilibrium at all times, thereby maintaining a constant state of readiness. The propellant inlet ducts are designed to maintain liquid propellants in near proximity to the engine inlet, providing an instant start capability.

Descriptors :   (*LIQUID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES, PROPELLANT CONTROL), PROPELLANT TANKS, SLOSHING, CONFIGURATION, PURGING, VENTS, SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), THERMAL INSULATION, DETECTORS, PNEUMATIC DEVICES, MASS TRANSFER, PRESSURIZATION, DUCT INLETS, LAUNCHING, BAFFLES, HEAT TRANSFER, STARTING, MANUFACTURING, THERMAL ANALYSIS, STRUCTURAL MEMBERS, DRAG, PROPELLANT TRANSFER (U) *CONTROLLABLE-THRUST ROCKET MOTORS, *CRYOGENIC PROPELLANTS, MANEUVERING SATELLITES, RENDEZVOUS SPACECRAFT, LIQUEFIED GASES, ADVANCED WEAPONS, FLUORINE, HYDROGEN, SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, ALUMINUM ALLOYS, MANEUVERABILITY, POLAR ORBIT TRAJECTORIES, THRUST VECTOR CONTROL SYSTEMS, ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEMS, HELIUM

Subject Categories : Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines
      Liquid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE