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A review of hybrid rockets: present status and future potential

Mukunda, HS and Jain, VK and Paul, PJ (1979) A review of hybrid rockets: present status and future potential. In: Sadhana - Academy Proceedings in Engineering Sciences, 2 (MAY ). 215-242 .

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Abstract

This paper discusses the potential of the hybrid rocket engine as a viable and attractive mode of propulsion for both space vehicles and missiles. Research and development work on this engine in other countries is presented and evaluated. The various advantages of a hybrid engine over solid and liquid engines and its problems are highlighted. It has been argued that because of the low technology needed in the development of the hybrid system, it constitutes a cost-and-time-effective propulsion system for several applications in space programmes as well as weapon systems. In support of this conclusion, experience on the developmental studies of a variable thrust 100 kg engine is presented. Some future possibilities for hybrid propulsion systems are cited.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Keywords: Rocket propulsion - hybrid rocket engines - hypergolic fuels - storable rockets
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering (Formerly, Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2010 06:29
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2010 06:29
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/34107

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