Accession Number : ADA191349

Title :   Electrical Ignition of Han-Based Liquid Propellants.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept nos. 1-3, 1 Oct 86-1 Oct 87,

Corporate Author : FRAUNHOFER INST FUER KURZZEITDYNAMIK - ERNST-MACH-INST FREIBURG IM BREISGAU ( GERMANY F R)

Personal Author(s) : Klingenberg, G

PDF Url : ADA191349

Report Date : 01 Oct 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The scope of this study is to investigate and optimize the electrical ignition of hydroxyl-ammonium nitrate (HAN) based liquid monopropellants (LP) in conjunction with its use as a propellant charge in the regenerative liquid propellant gun (RLPG). In this research, the fundamentals of LP ignition will be investigated which will contribute to the design at electrical igniter devices suitable for large caliber RLPG systems. Specific goals are: to investigate various means of electrical ignition of LP, to develop quantitative ignition criteria, to achieve reproducible igniter output energies, to obtain igniter energy effluxes that are capable of starting the regenerative process and producing sustained ignition in the gun chamber, to scale the ignition requirements to large volumes.

Descriptors :   *LIQUID GUN PROPELLANTS, *LIQUID PROPELLANTS, *MONOPROPELLANTS, ELECTRIC IGNITION, ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, ENERGY, GUN CHAMBERS, IGNITERS, IGNITION, PROPELLING CHARGES, REPRODUCIBILITY, REQUIREMENTS, TEST AND EVALUATION, ELECTRODES, ARMY RESEARCH

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE