Accession Number : AD0700707

Title :   THE NPS ROCKET CORER: A FIRST GENERATION ROCKET POWERED CORING TOOL,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Pierce,George E. ; Smith,R. J.

Report Date : 14 JAN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : A rocket motor powered corer has been designed and built. Limited tests of the rocket corer, conducted in a sand-silt-clay bottom at a depth of 100 feet off Pitas Point in Ventura County, showed promising results. It has been demonstrated that available rocket motors can be used to drive coring devices in relatively shallow water. Further tests are warranted to determine the maximum depth that rocket-powered instruments may be used. It presently appears possible that rocket motors may be used as a general source of power for varied underwater applications. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN BOTTOM SAMPLING, CUTTING TOOLS), (*CUTTING TOOLS, ROCKET PROPULSION), OCEANOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT, SOLID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES, DESIGN, UNDERWATER EQUIPMENT, THESES

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Machinery and Tools
      Solid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE