Accession Number : ADD014669

Title :   Launching Projectiles with Hydrogen Gas Generated from Aluminum Fuel Powder/Water Reactions.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 6 Aug 90,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Lee, Woodrow W

Report Date : 06 Aug 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : A method of propelling a projectile from a device by applying a high power pulse of electrical current to a thin metal conductor wire causing the wire to explode and disperse hot spots of molten metal throughout an aluminum fuel powder/water mixture which reacts to generate hydrogen gas at high pressure in a chamber. The hydrogen gas is used to push the projectile from the device. Keyword: Patent applications. (ttl)

Descriptors :   *HYDROGEN, *LAUNCHING, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *PROJECTILES, ELECTRIC CURRENT, GASES, HIGH POWER, HIGH PRESSURE, HOT SPOTS, LIQUID METALS, PULSES, WIRE

Subject Categories : Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE