Accession Number : ADD009420

Title :   Inert Gas Generants for Utilization with Rocket Motors.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Sayles,David C

Report Date : 30 Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Means for generating an inert enveloping gas for surrounding the exhaust plume of a rocket motor are disclosed along with how the enveloping gas serves to prevent the adverse interaction between the rocket motor exhaust plume and the on-board sensors when the rocket motor is operating in exoatmospheric environments. Means for generating an inert enveloping gas utilizes a combination of a T-tube rocket motor and a donut of a chemical which is a gas generant selected from hydrazine bisborane, covalent azides, tetracene, or fluorocarbon-nitroamine. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Gas generating systems, *Shielding, *Exhaust plumes, *Rocket engines, *Detectors, Electronic equipment, Spacecraft, Exosphere, Hydrazines, Boranes, Azides, Benzene compounds, Fluoroamines

Subject Categories : Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment
      Guided Missiles
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE