Accession Number : ADD001534
Title : Multiple Fluid Flow Proportioning System.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Durran,Donald A
Report Date : 30 Sep 1975
Pagination or Media Count : 4
Abstract : The patent relates to a multiple liquid flow proportioning system for use in reentry vehicles with transpiration cooled nose tips (TCNT). The basic system includes: a first reservoir containing coolant; a second reservoir containing the same type or a different coolant; a piston for forcing the coolant from the first reservoir and a piston for forcing the coolant from the second reservoir with both pistons integrated to form a unified structure movable in unison; and, a gas-operated mechanism to actuate the pistons and control the flow of coolants to the TCNT. The system provides for the simultaneous fluid cooling of the nose tip at high pressure and low flow rate and cooling of the nose-skirt area at low pressure and high flow rate with a single control device (e.g., valve).
Descriptors : *Nose cones, *Cooling, *Fluid control, *Patents, Reentry vehicles, Transpiration, Coolants, Reservoirs, Pistons, Atmosphere entry
Subject Categories : Guided Missile Reentry Vehicles
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE