Accession Number : ADD013545

Title :   Solid Propellant Measurement System.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 10 Aug 81, patented 18 Oct 83,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Battles, James W ; Mathes, H B

Report Date : 18 Oct 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : An apparatus for measuring the burning rate of solid propellants utilizes a homodyne radar to illuminate the propellant grain from a non-burning surface to obtain a distance measurement of the dimensions of the burning mass.

Descriptors :   *BURNING RATE, *COMBUSTION, *PATENTS, *SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANTS, HOMODYNE RADIO RECEIVERS, MASS, MEASUREMENT, PROPELLANT GRAINS, RADAR, MASS TRANSPORTATION, EXHAUST PLUMES, SURFACE ANALYSIS, MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT

Subject Categories : Solid Rocket Propellants
      Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE