Accession Number : ADD008204

Title :   Rocket Motor Igniter for Precision Centroid of Thrust.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Betts,Robert E ; Williams,Nathan P

Report Date : 19 Dec 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : An igniter for use in a rocket having a predetermined spin rate during flight. The rocket includes a plurality of motors facing out from the body of the rocket and each motor is fired in a predetermined sequence. The igniter includes a squib for igniting fine black powder in the cavity of the igniter. The powder is packed in the cavity of the igniter with the density substantially like a cake. A cover member retains the powder in the cavity for a sufficient time to achieve fast ignition. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Rocket igniters, *Rocket engines, Thrust vector control systems, Precision, Spinning(Motion), Electric igniters, Electric primers, Inventions

Subject Categories : Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE