Accession Number : ADD006711

Title :   Caseless Rocket Design.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Edwards,Lawrence J

Report Date : 16 Oct 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The invention concers a 'caseless' rocket having a solid propellant grain body which as a result of its shape and surface burning creates, in effect, an outer case or barrier formed by the surrounding airstream and the burning propellant. An exhaust 'nozzle' is generated as an annulus in which the air stream serves as one surface while the propellant grain serves as the other. Stores or a payload are enclosed within the propellant body.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Rocket propellant grains, *Guided missiles, Inventions, Rocket nozzles, Air flow, Combustion

Subject Categories : Guided Missiles
      Solid Propellant Rocket Engines
      Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE