Accession Number : AD0843190

Title :   Feasibility Study of Liquid Hydrogen Level Detector for Zero G.

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS/ASTRONAUTICS SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Franklin, R.

Report Date : 10 JAN 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : During the coast phase period of the Centaur Vehicle it will be necessary to determine the location of the fuel in the liquid hydrogen tank. The method normally used to monitor cryogenic liquid level (the hot wire system) will not operate in a zero 'G' condition. The objectives were to test prototype models of liquid level detectors in liquid hydrogen and determine the feasibility of using these units on a flight missile. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PROPELLANT TANKS, CRYOGENIC PROPELLANTS), (*CRYOGENIC PROPELLANTS, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS), (*LIQUID LEVEL GAGES, PROPELLANT TANKS), FEASIBILITY STUDIES, DETECTORS, LAUNCH VEHICLES, GRAVITY, PROPELLANT CONTROL, HYDROGEN.

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Liquid Rocket Propellants
      Ground Support Sys & Facil For Space Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE