Accession Number : AD0875873

Title :   Six-Component Force Measurement for LANCE Propulsion System Testing.

Descriptive Note : Test evaluation rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MISSILE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING LAB REDSTONE ARSENAL AL TES T AND EVALUATION DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Presson, A. W.

Report Date : 12 MAY 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : The objective discussed in the report is the attainment of accurate six-component thrust measurement during LANCE Propulsion System testing. A flexured hard mount facility to accommodate propulsion system testing at a 90-degree quadrant elevation and under ambient temperature conditions was utilized. A thorough calibration program was implemented to evaluate the inherent interaction effects of the various components. Calibration hardware was devised to provide servo-controlled and cycled input loads to the measurement system while the complete data acquisition system was utilized to monitor the inputs and the multiple outputs simultaneously. Results of the calibration program are given in detail. It was concluded that a capability essentially equal to the requirement had been obtained. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LIQUID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES, CAPTIVE TESTS), (*SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES, LIQUID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES), THRUST, CALIBRATION, ALIGNMENT, TEMPERATURE, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, FORCE(MECHANICS).

Subject Categories : Surface-launched Guided Missiles
      Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE