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Advanced transportation system studies. Alternate propulsion subsystem concepts: Propulsion databaseThe Advanced Transportation System Studies alternate propulsion subsystem concepts propulsion database interim report is presented. The objective of the database development task is to produce a propulsion database which is easy to use and modify while also being comprehensive in the level of detail available. The database is to be available on the Macintosh computer system. The task is to extend across all three years of the contract. Consequently, a significant fraction of the effort in this first year of the task was devoted to the development of the database structure to ensure a robust base for the following years' efforts. Nonetheless, significant point design propulsion system descriptions and parametric models were also produced. Each of the two propulsion databases, parametric propulsion database and propulsion system database, are described. The descriptions include a user's guide to each code, write-ups for models used, and sample output. The parametric database has models for LOX/H2 and LOX/RP liquid engines, solid rocket boosters using three different propellants, a hybrid rocket booster, and a NERVA derived nuclear thermal rocket engine.
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Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Levack, Daniel
(Rockwell International Corp. Canoga Park, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1993
Subject Category
Spacecraft Propulsion And Power
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.26:192545
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Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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