Variable-Thrust, Multiple-Start Hybrid Motor Solutions

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-9648
Published April 01, 2011 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

Interceptor boost propulsion has traditionally been dominated by solid rocket systems due to their responsiveness and high mass fraction capabilities. However, increased costs of handling these flammable motors, the need to evolve more and more insensitive munitions, the static thrust profile created at propellant casting, and the inherent performance limitations of solid propellants have motivated the interest in exploring alternate technologies.