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Dual Expander Cycle Rocket Engine with an Intermediate, Closed-cycle Heat ExchangerA dual expander cycle (DEC) rocket engine with an intermediate closed-cycle heat exchanger is provided. A conventional DEC rocket engine has a closed-cycle heat exchanger thermally coupled thereto. The heat exchanger utilizes heat extracted from the engine's fuel circuit to drive the engine's oxidizer turbomachinery.
Document ID
20090006594
Document Type
Other - Patent
Authors
Greene, William D.
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
September 2, 2008
Subject Category
Spacecraft Propulsion and Power
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
Patent
US-Patent-7,418,814|NASA-Case-MFS-32214-1
Patent Application
US-Patent-Appl-SN-11/172,666

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