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