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LOX/Methane Main Engine Glow Plug Igniter Tests and ModelingIgnition data for tests with a LOX/methane igniter that utilized a glow plug as the ignition source are presented. The tests were conducted in a vacuum can with thermally conditioned (cold) hardware. Data showing the effects of glow plug geometry, type, and igniter operating conditions are discussed. Comparisons between experimental results and multidimensional, transient computer models are also made.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Glenn Research Center
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Breisacher, Kevin
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Ajmani, Kumud
(ASRC Aerospace Corp. Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 2009
Subject Category
Spacecraft Propulsion And Power
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
Meeting: Third Spacecraft Propulsion Subcommittee Meeting
Location: Orlando, FL
Country: United States
Start Date: December 8, 2008
End Date: December 12, 2008
Sponsors: NASA Headquarters, Department of the Navy, Department of the Army, Department of the Air Force
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 253225.
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
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