Accession Number : ADD003593

Title :   Towline Thermal Protection System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Stone,W James ; Ripley,Michael J ; Stayton,Leroy M

Report Date : 13 Apr 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : An improved tow line and attachment apparatus for use with a rocket motor utilized in carrying a line, towing a load or extracting an aircrew member from a disabled aircraft is described. The tow or pendant line is attached to the rear end of a rocket motor adjacent its nozzles and sustains the load to be carried during powered flight. Flame and heat exiting from the nozzles during powered flight from the burning propellant can impinge a pendant line attached adjacent the nozzles. To prevent weakening or destruction of this portion of the tow line a silicone rubber envelope is fabricated around the line.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Escape systems, *Rocket engines, *Towing cables, *Thermal insulation, Rocket nozzles, Silicones, Protective coverings

Subject Categories : Rockets

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE