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Development of a 100-n hydrogen peroxide rocket engine

Krishnan, S and Lee, Choong-Won Development of a 100-n hydrogen peroxide rocket engine. In: 2nd Regional Conference on Vehicle Engineering & Technology, 15 - 16 July 2008, Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

The ongoing developmental studies on the application of hydrogen peroxide for propulsion are briefly reviewed. A detailed design-study of a laboratory scale facility of a hydrogen peroxide mono-propellant engine of 100-N thrust is presented. For the preparation of concentrated hydrogen peroxide, a distillation facility has been realized. Results of water analogy tests are presented. Initial firings using the concentrated hydrogen peroxide were not successful. Low environmental temperature, low contact area of the catalyst pack, and contamination in the hydrogen peroxide were considered to be the reasons. Addressing the first two points resulted in successful firing of the rocket engine.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:hydrogen peroxide propulsion, monopropellant rocket
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:7410
Deposited By: Shamsuri Ehsan
Deposited On:07 Jan 2009 01:45
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 15:51

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