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The E-3 Test Facility at Stennis Space Center: Research and Development Testing for Cryogenic and Storable Propellant Combustion SystemsThis paper will provide the reader a broad overview of the current upgraded capabilities of NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center E-3 Test Facility to perform testing for rocket engine combustion systems and components using liquid and gaseous oxygen, gaseous and liquid methane, gaseous hydrogen, hydrocarbon based fuels, hydrogen peroxide, high pressure water and various inert fluids. Details of propellant system capabilities will be highlighted as well as their application to recent test programs and accomplishments. Data acquisition and control, test monitoring, systems engineering and test processes will be discussed as part of the total capability of E-3 to provide affordable alternatives for subscale to full scale testing for many different requirements in the propulsion community.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Stennis Space Center
Document Type
Conference Paper
Pazos, John T.
(NASA Stennis Space Center Stennis Space Center, MS, United States)
Chandler, Craig A.
(NASA Stennis Space Center Stennis Space Center, MS, United States)
Raines, Nickey G.
(NASA Stennis Space Center Stennis Space Center, MS, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
August 2, 2009
Subject Category
Propellants And Fuels
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
Meeting: AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit
Location: Denver, CO
Country: United States
Start Date: August 2, 2009
End Date: August 5, 2009
Sponsors: Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc., American Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Society for Electrical Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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