Accession Number : ADA015859

Title :   Air Launch Instrumented Vehicles Evaluation (ALIVE) Program.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept. on Phase 1, Program 2,


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