Accession Number : ADA192975

Title :   Environmental Monitoring of a Titan 34D 5 1/2 Segment Solid Rocket Motor Static Firing.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb-Jul 87,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE ASTRONAUTICS LAB EDWARDS AFB CA

Personal Author(s) : Rinehart, Graham W ; Berlinrut, Daniel D

PDF Url : ADA192975

Report Date : Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : On 15 June 1987 a full-scale 5 1/2 segment Titan 34D solid rocket motor was static fired at the Air Force Astronautics Laboratory, Edwards AFB, CA. An environmental monitoring program was initiated to assure protection of test personnel and compliance with environmental restrictions. A protocol for monitoring densely populated closed environments was developed and initiated in the Control Center. Realtime monitoring of gaseous hydrogen chloride and analysis of preserved collections of hydrochloric acid depositions was performed. Revolatilization chamber experiments were performed to predict and study the strength of acidic off-gassing. Results of the program indicate that the personnel and equipment involved in the test were adequately protected and no significant environmental impact occurred as a result of the motor firing. Keywords: Solid rocket motor, Titan, Monitoring, Infiltration, Heat stress, Air sampling, Rocket exhausts, Hydrogen chloride revolatilization, Carbon dioxide, Oxygen depletion.

Descriptors :   *IGNITION, *SOLID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES, AIR, CARBON DIOXIDE, CHAMBERS, CLOSED ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS, COLLECTION, DEPLETION, DEPOSITION, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, ENVIRONMENTS, GASES, HEAT STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), HYDROCHLORIC ACID, HYDROGEN CHLORIDE, MONITORING, MOTORS, OXYGEN, PERSONNEL, POPULATION, PRESERVATION, PROTECTION, REAL TIME, ROCKET EXHAUST, SAMPLING

Subject Categories : Solid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE