Accession Number : ADD015176
Title : Booster Rocket Range Safety System.
Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 25 Sep 91,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Renzi, John R
Report Date : 25 Sep 1991
Pagination or Media Count : 13
Abstract : In response to an abort command, fragmentation of a propellant booster rocket carried on a missile is limited by positioning of annular shaped charges at axially spaced locations on the outer shell of the booster rocket. Detonation of the charges thereby severs an intermediate section of the rocket from forward and aft sections which remain attached to the missile. The intermediate section is separated from the missile by such severing action to prevent further fragmenting forces from being imparted thereto.
Descriptors : ABORT, BOOSTER ROCKET ENGINES, DETONATIONS, EXTERNAL, FORWARD AREAS, FRAGMENTATION, GUIDED MISSILES, PROPELLANTS, RINGS, ROCKETS, SHAPED CHARGES, SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS)
Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE