Accession Number : ADD009421

Title :   Method of Imparting Hypergolicity to Non-Hypergolic Rocket Propellants.

Descriptive Note : Patent,


Personal Author(s) : Sayles,David C

Report Date : 23 Feb 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : Disclosed is a method of converting non-hypergolic, liquid, rocket propellants into hypergolic propellants. The method to accomplish the conversion relates to the use of ammonium metavanadate as an additive to the liquid oxidant, such as, red fuming nitric acid (RFNA). The RFNA with additive is hypergolic with the usual fuels with which RFNA has been employed where a separate ignition system is normally required. RFNA with additive is also hypergolic with fuels which have been non-hypergolic and which have not been so used in the past with RFNA. These additional fuel blends include a fuel material selected from turpentine, aniline, triethylamine, furfuryl alcohol or blends of these fuel materials. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Ignition, *Rocket propellants, *Hypergolic rocket propellants, Liquids, Oxidizers, Nitric acid, Mixtures, Fuels, Inventions

Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition
      Liquid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE