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Unique thermocouple to measure the temperatures of squibs, igniters, propellants, and rocket nozzles
Author(s): Jacob Nanigian
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Paper Abstract

The temperatures produced by the various components in the propulsion system of rockets and missiles determine the performance of the rocket. Since these temperatures occur very rapidly and under extreme conditions, standard thermocouples fail before any meaningful temperatures are measured. This paper describes the features of a special family of high performance thermocouples, which can measure these transient temperatures with millisecond response times and under the most severe conditions of erosion. Examples of igniter, propellant and rocket nozzle temperatures are included in this paper. Also included is heat flux measurements made by these sensors in rocket applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 May 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6222, Sensors for Propulsion Measurement Applications, 622203 (10 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.663640
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Jacob Nanigian, NANMAC Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6222:
Sensors for Propulsion Measurement Applications
Valentin Korman, Editor(s)

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