Accession Number : ADD002266

Title :   Method and Apparatus for Reducing Smoke at Launch of High Performance Rockets.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Barsell,Birger E ; Worcester,Francis J

Report Date : 14 Aug 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The patent application relates to a method whereby the exhaust signature of high performance rockets is reduced by including in a solid propellant rocket motor a substantially smokeless, double-base propellant and a smoky, high-energy, composite propellant, both simultaneously ignited during missile launch.

Descriptors :   *Solid propellant rocket engines, *Smokeless propellants, *Rocket exhaust, Double base rocket propellants, Composite propellants, Smoke, Exhaust plumes, Signatures, Patents

Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition
      Solid Propellant Rocket Engines
      Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE