NASA Logo

NTRS

NTRS - NASA Technical Reports Server

Back to Results
Hybrids - Best of both worldsAn overview is presented of hybrid rocket propulsion systems whereby combining solids and liquids for launch vehicles could produce a safe, reliable, and low-cost product. The primary subsystems of a hybrid system consist of the oxidizer tank and feed system, an injector system, a solid fuel grain enclosed in a pressure vessel case, a mixing chamber, and a nozzle. The hybrid rocket has an inert grain, which reduces costs of development, transportation, manufacturing, and launch by avoiding many safety measures that must be taken when operating with solids. Other than their use in launch vehicles, hybrids are excellent for simulating the exhaust of solid rocket motors for material development.
Document ID
19910056210
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Goldberg, Ben E. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Wiley, Dan R. (General Dynamics Corp. San Diego, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 15, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1991
Publication Information
Publication: Aerospace America
Volume: 29
ISSN: 0740-722X
Subject Category
SPACECRAFT PROPULSION AND POWER
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other