Accession Number : ADD003968

Title :   Debris Catcher for Thrust Termination Ports.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Elias,Jack D

Report Date : 10 May 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Apparatus to reduce the degree of contamination in front of a solid propellant rocket motor following actuation of thrust termination devices is described. By erecting a debris catcher over the ports through which the thrust termination contamimates pass, a few large particles are permitted to flow outwardly from the catcher into the atmosphere immediately after thrust termination, while smaller particles such as might cause interference with radar observation of the rocket motor are trapped into close confinement with the casing of the spent rocket motor.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Containers, *Debris, *Thrust termination systems, *Solid propellant rocket engines, Contamination, Contaminants, Radar tracking, Radar interference

Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging
      Solid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE