Accession Number : ADA058578


Title :   A Mass-Spectrometric Investigation of the Chemistry of Advanced Composite and Double Base Propellants.


Descriptive Note : Annual summary rept.,


Corporate Author : SPACE SCIENCES INC MONROVIA CALIF


Personal Author(s) : Farber,Milton ; Srivastava,R D


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a058578.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1978


Pagination or Media Count : 46


Abstract : The results of a mass spectrometric study of several advanced propellants to determine the chemistry and kinetics of their decomposition are presented. The technical program involved three propellant groups: (1) minimum smoke composite and HMX formulations containing approximately 1% each of lead oxide and carbon black; a smokeless double base propellant containing Pb2O3 and carbon black; (2) advanced lead additive formulations; and (3) RDX propellant. (Author)


Descriptors :   *DOUBLE BASE ROCKET PROPELLANTS , *SMOKELESS PROPELLANTS , *MASS SPECTROMETRY , *COMPOSITE PROPELLANTS , FORMULATIONS , MASS SPECTROSCOPY , COMBUSTION , COPPER COMPOUNDS , ADDITIVES , LEAD COMPOUNDS , IGNITION , BURNING RATE , DECOMPOSITION , RDX , AMMONIUM PERCHLORATE , AMMONIUM NITRATE , HMX , CHELATE COMPOUNDS , LEAD OXIDES


Subject Categories : Solid Rocket Propellants


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE