Accession Number : ADA195094

Title :   Electrical Ignition of Han-Based Liquid Propellants.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept no. 4, Oct 87-Mar 88,

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

Personal Author(s) : Klingenberg, Guenter

PDF Url : ADA195094

Report Date : 01 Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The scope of this study is to investigate and optimize the electrical ignition of hydroxylammonium 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 of 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 :   *AMMONIUM NITRATE, *HYDROXYL RADICALS, *LIQUID GUN PROPELLANTS, ELECTRIC IGNITION, ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, ENERGY, GUN CHAMBERS, IGNITERS, IGNITION, LIQUID PROPELLANTS, MONOPROPELLANTS, OUTPUT, PROPELLING CHARGES, REGENERATION(ENGINEERING), REPRODUCIBILITY, REQUIREMENTS, VOLUME

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Inorganic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE