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.


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