Accession Number : ADA015859
Title : Air Launch Instrumented Vehicles Evaluation (ALIVE) Program.
Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept. on Phase 1, Program 2,
Corporate Author : ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CORP MCGREGOR TEX ROCKETDYNE DIV
Personal Author(s) : Burton,J. D. ; Williamson,J. E.
Report Date : 15 SEP 1975
Pagination or Media Count : 163
Abstract : The report presents progress to date on Program II of the Air Launch Instrumented Vehicles Evaluation Program (Contract F04611-74-C0009), under which a GFE propellant and three Modular Weapon Instrumented Vehicles prototype motors are being evaluated. An adequate data set for definition of a 5-year service life has been identified. An accelerated test approach based on this service-life definition is presented in detail. The three motors and instrumentation are described, and instrumentation calibration is discussed in detail. Tests conducted to characterize the propellant are described and data obtained are presented. The thermal and structural analyses of the three motors (conducted using the Air Force viscoelastic analysis computer code THVINC) are also presented.
Descriptors : *Weapon systems, *Air launched, *Solid propellant rocket engines, Accelerated testing, Aging(Materials), Flight testing, Thermal analysis, Solid rocket propellants
Subject Categories : Solid Propellant Rocket Engines
Solid Rocket Propellants
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE