Accession Number : ADA019444

Title :   Nitrogen Gas Generator Development - CLGP.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 25 Apr-25 Oct 75,

Corporate Author : UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP SUNNYVALE CALIF CHEMICAL SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Lawrence,W. J. ; Trowbridge,J. C. ; Matthews,D. R.

Report Date : 25 OCT 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : A 5-month program was conducted to develop a solid fueled nitrogen gas generating system for use in high acceleration environments. Tests were performed at temperatures from -40F to 165F to determine the ignition and ballistic characteristics, establish the gas generation efficiency, and confirm the structural integrity. Six conformance tests were conducted at three temperature levels. The basic design is capable of meeting all of the system requirements with the exception of the delivered gas temperature which was higher than desired. Recommendations for correcting this deficiency and other areas requiring technology development are discussed. The design of an alternate nitrogen gas generator system to replace a high pressure helium storage bottle is presented.

Descriptors :   *Gas generating systems, *Nitrogen, Pyrotechnics, Burning rate, Storage, Stability, Laboratory tests, Ignition systems, Flow rate, Performance tests, Environmental protection, Accelerated testing, Air to surface missiles, Surface to surface missiles

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Guided Missiles
      Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE