Accession Number : ADD015363

Title :   Booster Rocket Range Safety System.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 25 Sep 91, patented 2 Jun 92,

Corporate Author : COURTNEY AND CO PHILADELPHIA PA

Personal Author(s) : Renzi, John R

Report Date : 02 Jun 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 7

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 :   *BOOSTER ROCKET ENGINES, *PATENTS, *RANGE(DISTANCE), *SAFETY, ABORT, DETONATIONS, FRAGMENTATION, PROPELLANTS, RESPONSE, ROCKETS, SHAPED CHARGES, GUIDED MISSILES

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support
      Rockets

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE