Accession Number : AD0823221

Title :   PHYSICAL ROCKET ENGINES (FYSIKALNI RAKETOVE MOTORY).

Descriptive Note : Edited translation,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Gruen, M.

Report Date : 21 MAR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : An article by Marcel Gruen, published in the no. 3, May 1965 issue of the Prague Ceskoslovensky Casopis pro Fysiku (pp 207-244), reviews the various physical propulsion systems for rockets which have been tested in various nations in addition to the conventional chemical rocket engines. The author states that great attention has been devoted to electric motors, the development of which has entered the stage of practical application; rocket engines employing the energy of nuclear decay have already been solved experimentally and their use in space flights will be solved by the end of the next decade; theoretically, the problems of quantum fuels have also been worked out; and the use of cosmic force fields is only in the discussion stage. The author states that his article summarizes practically all available data on physical propulsion of rockets which have been published thus far in foreign literature. Section headings in the article include: Electrical propulsion system, Electrothermal rocket engines, Electrostatic rocket engines, Electromagnetic Rocket engines, Nuclear and thermonuclear energy, Solar energy rocket propulsion, Quantum rocket propulsion, and Propulsion systems utilizing cosmic force fields. The article is based on 37 Czechoslovak and foreign publications, including seven Soviet publications. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELECTRIC PROPULSION, REVIEWS), CZECHOSLOVAKIA, ION ENGINES, PLASMA ENGINES, ARC JET ENGINES, ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS, ELECTROSTATIC FIELDS, ELECTROSTATIC ACCELERATORS, RADIOACTIVE DECAY, RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES, THERMONUCLEAR REACTIONS, FISSION, NUCLEAR ENERGY, NUCLEAR REACTIONS, ELECTRON IRRADIATION, NUCLEAR PARTICLES, FISSION PRODUCT ACTIVITY, COSMIC RAYS, SOLAR RADIATION, FIELD THEORY, SPACECRAFT NUCLEAR PROPULSION.

Subject Categories : Electric and Ion Propulsion

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE