Accession Number : ADA322981

Title :   Laser Ignition of Liquid Propellant XM46: Ignition of Larger Volumes.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 93-Oct 94,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Beyer, Richard A. ; Reeves, G. P.

PDF Url : ADA322981

Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : Studies of the laser ignition of the liquid gun propellant XM46 have been extended to volumes up to 30 cu cm of propellant. In the first part of this work, a multistage initiator was designed and tested, patterned after earlier electrical ignition designs. The study then proceeded to attempt direct ignition of 5 cu cm and 30 cu cm of the liquid. Although marginally successful, these studies demonstrate the difficulty of igniting these amounts starting from atmospheric pressure in open vessels.

Descriptors :   *LASERS, *LIQUID PROPELLANTS, *IGNITION, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, ELECTRIC IGNITION.

Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition
      Liquid Rocket Propellants
      Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE