Accession Number : ADA116293

Title :   Mini-RPV Rocket Launch Tests.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 80-Mar 82,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE ROCKET PROPULSION LAB EDWARDS AFB CA

Personal Author(s) : Koury,James L

PDF Url : ADA116293

Report Date : May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : This report covers the mini-RPV launch tests conducted at the AFRPL. The rocket motor development program conducted by ARC provided 13 booster motors, five of which were used in the launch tests. The mini-RPVs were launched to a velocity of 65 miles per hour from an aluminum rail or varying lengths (22, 14, 7 and 0 feet), using a nozzleless solid rocket booster. The final test demonstrated the capability of launching the mini-RPV from a platform. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Remotely piloted vehicles, *Rocket launching, *Nozzleless rocket engines, Rails, Aluminum, Rails, Low costs, Miniaturization

Subject Categories : Pilotless Aircraft
      Solid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE