Accession Number : AD0774844

Title :   Evaluation of the CONAP (Controlled Atmospheric Protected System) Concept for Advanced ABM Nose Tips.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 24 Oct 72-24 Oct 73,

Corporate Author : MARTIN MARIETTA AEROSPACE ORLANDO FLA

Personal Author(s) : Ossin,Archie ; Cawthon,Don M.

Report Date : JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 149

Abstract : The document reports the results of a twelve month research study of a transporation-cooling system concept having application to the nose tip and control surface leading edges of an advanced ABM. The concept uses a reactive gas coolant and a hot wall matrix. Testing has been conducted to determine the permeability and inertial resistance coefficients of candidate refractory porous and discrete hole matricies. Testing was also conducted to determine the amount of heat transferred from the hot matrix to the coolant gas. The results show that system weight savings would be realized from use of the CONAP concept when compared to a water system. The data taken have been correlated with curve fits and used to conduct preliminary concept design analyses. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Nose tips, *Antimissile defense systems, *Ablative materials, Nose cones, Surface to air missiles, Cooling, Ammonia, Heat transfer, Tungsten, Aerodynamic heating, Computer programs, FORTRAN

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography
      Guided Missile Warheads and Fuzes
      Surface-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE