Accession Number : ADA411290

Title :   Overview of the Integrated High Payoff Rocket Propulsion Technology (IHPRPT) Program

Descriptive Note : Technical paper

Corporate Author : THIOKOL PROPULSION BRIGHAM CITY UT

Personal Author(s) : Blair, M. ; DeGeorge, D.

PDF Url : ADA411290

Report Date : 06 OCT 2000

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The Integrated High Payoff Rocket Propulsion Technology Program (IHPRPT) is a structured Government and Industry program to improve U.S. rocket propulsion systems. The program is technology driven, goal oriented, and application focused. Integration of the technologies developed by the IHPRPT program is accomplished through key demonstrations. These demonstrators are used to verify compliance with goals. The achievement of the IHPRPT goals and the transition to operational systems provide significant payoff as well as a high return on investment. The IHPRPT program is being conducted as a fully coordinated, but not joint, effort. Each agency and Department of Defense component is responsible for funding and managing their respective portions of the effort. The effort is headed by the IHPRPT Steering Committee, which has representatives from each participating agency and service. Industry plays an active role in the program through an involvement in planning, participation at Steering Committee meetings, conducting of technology programs, identification of commercial transition opportunities, advocacy of the program, and teaming.

Descriptors :   *ROCKET PROPULSION, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, SPACECRAFT, ROCKET ENGINE CASES, BOOSTER ROCKET ENGINES, SOLID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES, ROCKET RESEARCH.

Subject Categories : Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE