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Comparing Hydroxyl Terminated Polybutadiene and Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene as Hybrid Rocket Fuels
Acrylonitrilebutadiene-styrene thermoplastic, widely mass-produced for noncombustion applications including household plumbing and structural materials, is evaluated and compared withExpand
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Three-Dimensional Printing of “Green” Fuels for Low-Cost Small Spacecraft Propulsion Systems
This paper details the advantages of employing modern additive manufacturing methods to fabricate hybrid rocket fuels for intrinsically safe and green small spacecraft propulsion systems. Using add...
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Design and Calibration of the X-33 Flush Airdata Sensing (FADS) System
This paper presents the design of the X-33 Flush Airdata Sensing (FADS) system. The X-33 FADS uses a matrix of pressure orifices on the vehicle nose to estimate airdata parameters. The system isExpand
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Engineering Model for Self-Pressurizing Saturated-N2O-Propellant Feed Systems
Self-pressurizing propellant feed systems, due to their overall simplicity, offer attractive options for propulsion system designers. These systems inherently exhibit transient properties as theExpand
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Preliminary results from a subsonic high angle-of-attack flush airdata sensing (HI-FADS) system: Design, calibration, and flight test evaluation
A nonintrusive high angle-of-attack flush airdata sensing (HI-FADS) system was installed and flight-tested on the F-18 high alpha research flight vehicle. The system is a matrix of 25 pressureExpand
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Effects of Radiation Heating on Additively Printed Hybrid Fuel Grain Oxidizer-To-Fuel Ratio Shift
Effects of Radiation Heating on Additively Printed Hybrid Fuel Grain Oxidizer-to-Fuel Ratio Shift by Stephen L. Merkley, Master of Science Utah State University, 2016 Major Professor: Dr. Stephen A.Expand
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Analytical and Experimental Comparisons of HTPB and ABS as Hybrid Rocket Fuels
Acrylonitrilebutadiene-styrene (ABS) thermoplastic is evaluated as a potential fuel for hybrid rocket motors and compared to the widely used fuel material Hydroxyl-Terminated Polybutadiene (HTPB).Expand
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Novel Technique for Reconstructing High-Frequency Transient Rocket Chamber-Pressure Measurements
*† ‡ , An algorithm for reconstructing transient rocket chamber pressures from attenuated time histories is presented. This method is presented as an alternative to traditional methods where motorExpand
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