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Effect of inert propellant injection on Mars ascent vehicle performance

Effect of inert propellant injection on Mars ascent vehicle performance

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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Technical Information Service, distributor in [Washington, DC, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Rocket engines.,
  • Mars (Planet) -- Exploration.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJames E. Colvin and Geoffrey A. Landis.
    SeriesNASA-CR -- 189238., NASA contractor report -- NASA CR-189238.
    ContributionsLandis, Geoffrey A., United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14686208M

    example, the Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) to the ISS. It is a pressure-fed engine and it delivers a thrust of kN at a vacuum Isp of s. This engine is well - if the propellant mass is the case of Ariane 5’s EPS stage, the propellant mass is about 10 . AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum. August Indianapolis, IN. eISBN: Performance Analysis of an Axial-Injection, End-Burning Hybrid Rocket Propulsion System. Matthew A. Hitt; AIAA A Single Stage to Orbit Design for a Hybrid Mars Ascent Vehicle. George T. Story, Andrew Schnell, Darius Yaghoubi. Is it possible to use carbon monoxide as propellant for a rocket? For example, carbon dioxide from the atmosphere of Mars could be transformed to carbon monoxide and oxygen via photochemical reduction using a photocatalytic process, and unlike the Sabatier reaction (producing methane), precious water is not consumed in the process.. Could the resulting products then be used as a potential bi.   8. 2. Liquid propellants In a liquid propellant rocket, the fuel and oxidizer are stored in separate tanks, and are fed through a system of pipes, valves, and turbo pumps to a combustion chamber where they are combined and burned to produce thrust. A good liquid propellant is one with a high specific impulse or, stated another way, one with a.


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EFFECT OF INERT PROPELLANT INJECTION ON MARS ASCENT VEHICLE PERFORMANCE James E. Colvin University of Arizona Space Engineering Research Center Tucson, Arizona and Geoffrey A. Landis Sverdrup Technology, Inc. Lewis Research Center Group Brook Park, Ohio ABSTRACT A Mars ascent vehicle is limited in performance by the propellant which can be File Size: 1MB.

Get this from a library. Effect of inert propellant injection on Mars ascent vehicle performance. [James E Colvin; Geoffrey A Landis; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.]. Liquid Propellant Comparison Based On Vehicle Performance.

An evaluation of metallized propellants based on vehicle performance. ROBERT ZURAWSKI and JAMES GREEN; 23rd Joint Propulsion Conference August Effect of inert propellant injection on.

The total propellant needed for ascent is mT of methane and mT of oxygen The mission timeline for this study was based on the assumption that the ISRU system and MAV will be emplaced one mission opportunity ahead of human arrival, and that the MAV must be fully fueled prior to human departure.

Polar Landing Site for a First Mars Expedition, presented at the Founding Convention of the Mars Society, August Characterization of Martian Surface Deposits by the Pathfinder Rover, Sojourner; Magnetic Shielding; Effect of Inert Propellant Injection on.

The effect of inert gas injection on rocket engine performance was analyzed with a numerical combustion code that calculated chemical equilibrium for engines of varying combustion chamber pressure. Mars orbit rendezvous eases the maneuvering challenge for the Mars ascent vehicle. In Figure 4, the vertical scale has twice the range as in Figure 3.

Payload fractions over 10% are possible with stage propellant fractions above 75%. A single stage Mars ascent vehicle also appears feasible. The payload for this option would include little more thanCited by: 9. A propellant or propellent is a chemical substance used in the production of energy or pressurized gas that is subsequently used to create movement of a fluid or to generate propulsion of a vehicle, projectile, or other propellants are energetic materials and consist of a fuel like gasoline, jet fuel, rocket fuel, and an lants are burned or otherwise decomposed to.

alternative IMAV propulsion systems, the Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV) [1] was chosen as a baseline. The MAV consists of a single common descent stage that delivers all hardware systems to the surface of Mars including the habitats, ascent vehicle, propellant production plant, and other surface cargo.

As outlined in the Mars. Propulsion The propulsion subsystem performed major maneuvers such as: trajectory correction maneuvers, which kept the spacecraft on the right path to Mars, and; Mars orbit insertion, which captured the spacecraft into orbit upon arrival at Mars.; The propulsion subsystem was also used to control the spacecraft's position, as a backup to the reaction wheels.

Mars to orbit requires a miniature launch vehicle, to pro-vide a combination of velocity and acceleration beyond the capability of known spacecraft propulsion technology.

The ultimate development challenge for a Mars ascent vehicle (MAV) is to achieve an unusually high propellant mass fraction for one or more tiny rocket stages. Reduc. Watch Dr. Ashley C. Karp from Jet Propulsion Laboratory discuss a hybrid propulsion system for a conceptual Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV).

As part of a potential Mars Sample Return campaign, the MAV. A rocket (from Italian rocchetto "bobbin") is a missile, spacecraft, aircraft or other vehicle that obtains thrust from a rocket engine exhaust is formed entirely from propellant carried within the rocket.

Rocket engines work by action and reaction and push rockets forward simply by expelling their exhaust in the opposite direction at high speed, and can therefore work in the. • Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV): A spacecraft that lands on Mars and is used by astronauts to get back into Martian orbit • Mole: a standard of measure of the amount of a substance • Oxygen (O): Element with a mass of 16 g/mole • Propellant Mixture Ratio: The oxidizer to fuel ratio that makes up rocket propellant.

A high performance liquid oxygen/paraffin medium-scale hybrid ascent vehicle, of which the oxidizer has been acquired through decomposition of carbon dioxide on the surface of Mars, is estimated to achieve more than 40% mass reduction in respect to the same vehicle brought from Earth, thus outperforming all conventional designs.

All the. Elon Musk and SpaceX have proposed the development of Mars transportation infrastructure in order to facilitate the eventual colonization of mission architecture includes fully reusable launch vehicles, human-rated spacecraft, on-orbit propellant tankers, rapid-turnaround launch/landing mounts, and local production of rocket fuel on Mars via in situ resource utilization (ISRU).Country: United States.

Trajectory Optimization for a Mars Ascent Vehicle Joel Benito1 Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA USA and Breanna J. Johnson2 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI USA The trajectory design, propellant loading, and.

The rocket performance mostly depends on its are several methods to characterize the rocket engine different amounts of propellant with different burn patterns which effects the thrust produced Liquid Propellant densi. Mars Ascent Propulsion on a Minimum John C.

Whitehead Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Carl S. Guernsey Jet Propulsion Laboratory Scale A concept is presented for a single stage vehicle intended to lift a Mars sample to an orbital rendezvous.

At kg liftoff mass, it can potentially be delivered by a Mars Pathfinder size aeroshell. Define propellant. propellant synonyms, propellant pronunciation, propellant translation, English dictionary definition of propellant.

also propellent n. Something, such as an explosive charge or a rocket fuel, that propels or provides thrust. Paraffin and Nitrous Oxide Hybrid Rocket as a Mars Ascent Vehicle Demonstrator Benjamin S. Waxman1, Rosalind Beckwith 2, Frank Tybor3, Jonah Zimmerman4 and Alex Stoll5 Stanford University, Stanford, CAUSA A hybrid rocket was designed as a demonstrator for the second stage of a Mars Ascent Vehicle for use in a Mars Sample Return Size: 1MB.

J.E. Colvin and G. Landis, "Effect of Inert Propellant Injection on Mars Ascent Vehicle Performance," AIAA, Joint Propulsion Conf., Nashville TN, July ; also presented at Case for Mars V, MayBoulder CO. Rocket propellant is the reaction mass of a reaction mass is ejected at the highest achievable velocity from a rocket engine to produce energy required can either come from the propellants themselves, as with a chemical rocket, or from an external source, as with ion engines.

PERFORMANCE COEFFICIENTS AND PARAMETERS The thrust of a rocket motor can be expressed as: F = m C˙ F c we now have split the thrust into two contributing factors: • The thrust coefficient C F = F/(p 0A t) which is a nozzle quality factor • The characteristic velocity c∗ = (p 0A t)/m˙ which is a propellant quality factor Combustion chamber with the regions which are important for the File Size: 1MB.

Making Rocket Fuel on Mars () was a high-performance propellant combination, with more than three times the propulsive energy of carbon monoxide/oxygen. with no stop in Mars orbit to.

Recent efforts *^ are combined to emphasize storable bipropellants in a risk-reduced pump system. Regardless of the propellant source and degree of miniaturization.

Mars ascent is an unsolved engineering problem. Reaching Mars orbit, let alone earth, is beyond the capability of all spacecraft ever built. Figure 1 defines the by: 6. Risk-value optimization of performance and cost for propellant production on Mars.

View/ Open. JONES-DISSERTATIONpdf (Mb) One such technology is the in-situ production of propellant for the Mars ascent vehicle utilizing Martian resources, such as the atmosphere, rather than transporting the propellant from the Earth's surface to Author: Christopher A.

Jones. The BFS that lands the crew plus ascent vehicle cannot be retrieved until its propellant can be manufactured on Mars. A small crew is not going to be able to set up much of a base or manufacturing plant.

The capsule plus ascent stage eats up all the payload that could have been construction equipment. Since the fully fueled ascent vehicle mass is estimated to be 16, kg, the estimated landed mass is only 38% of the ascent vehicle mass. In conclusion, we have shown that in situ manufacture of rocket propellant Feasibility of rocket propellant production on Mars for Mars return vehicles is a very attractive by: Award: First: $25, Second: $15, Third: $10, | Open: October 6 | Close: April INERT propellant is prepared in exactly the same manner as genuine propellant, except that instead of using potassium nitrate (KN) as the oxidizer constituent, common table salt (sodium chloride) is substituted.

The O/F ratio remains the same (65/35) as well as all other aspects of the propellant preparation, described in detail in the. Using data from the orbiters and landers, scientists and engineers were able to begin exploring concepts for ISRU.

Ash et al. focused on the potential to produce rocket propellant on Mars in [9]. Calhoun: The NPS Institutional Archive Theses and Dissertations Thesis Collection A proposal for the control of propellant utilization in a.

A propellant is a material that is used to move an object by applying a motive force. This may or may not involve a chemical reaction. It may be a gas, liquid, plasma, or, before the chemical. Propellant Technologies: A Persuasive Wave of Future Propulsion Benefits A White Paper.

Bryan Palaszewski. MS NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH February Summary. All of the new initiatives in NASA Strategic Enterprises. class Hall-effect thruster, operated with a 75% Kr% Xe blend, that allowed to characterise thruster performances as well as the erosion evolution of the channel walls.

The results of the test campaign were processed performance and erosion model. The effect of the File Size: 1MB. Propellant, any gas, liquid, or solid the expansion of which can be used to impart motion to another substance or aerosol dispensers, compressed gases such as nitrous oxide, carbon dioxide, and many halogenated hydrocarbons are used as propellants.

The propellant may remain in gaseous form (nitrous oxide or carbon dioxide), or it may liquefy under pressure. Across five main criteria — vehicle size, cost of producing, reusability, the ability to produce on Mars itself, and the ability to transfer it to and from the spacecraft using mobile propellant.

it for desired ∆V performance. In this paper, on-orbit propellant estimation, management, and conditioning are described for the THEMIS spacecraft constellation, which investigates magnetospheric phenomena leading to the aurora borealis.

THEMIS is a NASA Medium. The vehicle reached an altitude of 1, feet over Purdue's Scholer farms, about 10 miles from campus. "It's a proof of concept," Son said. "It could be improved and turned into a practical propellant.

Theoretically, it also could be manufactured in distant places like the moon or Mars instead of being transported at high cost.". This study proposes a multiconstrained ascent guidance method for a solid rocket-powered launch vehicle, which uses a hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) as payload and shuts off by fuel exhaustion.

First, pseudospectral method is used to analyze the two-stage launch vehicle ascent trajectory with different rocket ignition modes. Then, constraints, such as terminal height, velocity, flight path Cited by: 3.3. Ascent Trajectory Analysis is section uses optimization theory to analyze the ascent trajectorycharacteristics.

eoptimizationproblemissolved by a pseudospectral method using GPOPS. e method and its applicationsare presented [ ]. In this study, a glide-insertion ascent trajectory is considered. It is restricted by the constraints of a bendingCited by: 3. Here are a few more for the list (a couple aren't acronyms, but referred to often enough to warrant an explanation): Rocketry dV - Delta-V (Delta is a Greek language pictogram used to represent a difference between two numerical values in mathematics, and as it pertains to rocketry it refers to a change in velocity, relative to an initial or starting velocity, which is represented by the.