Accession Number : AD0806819

Title :   ALARR SPIN TEST, PHASE A.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jun-Aug 65,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE SPECIAL WEAPONS CENTER KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s) : Grisham, Richard G.

Report Date : JAN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The spin motor system for the ALARR (Air-Launched Air-Recoverable Rocket) vehicle is designed to provide the spin required by the NESCO payload for its operation. A secondary objective is to maintain the vehicle orientation during payload operation above 300,000 feet where aerodynamic forces are negligible. However, thrust mismatch between the two nozzles of the spin system can cause coning and introduce undesirable orientation errors. Using a pendulum as a measuring device, Air Force Special Weapons Center (SWT) tested the spin motor system to determine this mismatch. The mismatch was found to be less than 1 percent, a value acceptable for the NESCO payload. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CONTROL JETS, GAS GENERATING SYSTEMS), SPIN STABILIZATION, SOLID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES, CAPTIVE TESTS, THRUST, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), SPACE PROBES, ROCKETS, RECOVERY, UPPER ATMOSPHERE.

Subject Categories : Rockets
      Solid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE