Accession Number : ADD001886

Title :   Method of Assembling a Safety Device for Rockets.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Panella,Edward A

Report Date : 10 Jun 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The patent relates to a device whereby a wire is placed in an open space provided by a pair of grooves, one around the outer periphery of the closures of a rocket motor and the other one around the inner periphery of a rocket motor case and fastened together with an aluminum locking clip. If the rocket motor is subjected to an accidental external heat source of sufficient intensity, the aluminum locking clip fails and the wire springs outwardly freeing the closures from the motor case thus making the motor non-propulsive.

Descriptors :   *Rocket engines, *Safety equipment, *Patents, Rocket engine cases, Fastenings, Release mechanisms, Wire, Solid propellant rocket engines

Subject Categories : Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE