Accession Number : ADD003087

Title :   System for Controlling the Nozzle Throat Area of a Rocket Motor.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Beardsley,James D ; Shipley,John D

Report Date : 06 Apr 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The patent relates to a system for controlling the annular nozzle throat area (and hence the thrust) of a solid-propellant rocket by means of a pintle or plug the position of which is caused to vary in response to pressure variations within the combustion chamber of the rocket.

Descriptors :   *Solid propellant rocket engines, *Variable area nozzles, *Patents, Nozzle throats, Pintles, Servovalves, Electrohydraulic valves

Subject Categories : Solid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE