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Some Aspects on Safety and Environmental Impact of the German Green Gel Propulsion Technology

Ciezki, Helmut and Naumann, K. (2016) Some Aspects on Safety and Environmental Impact of the German Green Gel Propulsion Technology. Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics, 41 (3), pp. 539-547. Wiley. doi: 10.1002/prep.201600039. ISSN 0721-3115.

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This article gives a short introduction into the technology of gelled propellant rocket motors and gas generators. A brief introduction outlines the specific Features of the German green gelled propellant rocket Motor technology and the family of monopropellants that cover a variety of requirements with respect to smoke, combustion temperature, and combustion pressure ranges. The discussion of the hazard potential comprises military insensitive munitions (IM) and civil classifications as well as a comparative assessment of the environmental and health Impacts from manufacturing over use and finally to disposal. Summarizing the properties over all categories shows that gelled propellants provide a unique combination of good insensitivity and low environmental and health hazard potential compared to other liquid propellants, fuels, and oxidizers or solid rocket propellants.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/107535/
Document Type:Article
Title:Some Aspects on Safety and Environmental Impact of the German Green Gel Propulsion Technology
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Ciezki, HelmutHelmut.Ciezki (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Naumann, K.Bayern-Chemie, Anschau am Inn, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Date:June 2016
Journal or Publication Title:Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 539-547
Series Name:PEP
Keywords:Gel Propulsion, Gelled propellant, Insensitivity, Environmental Impact, Thrust controllability
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Transportation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R KN - Kommunikation und Navigation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Projekt Treibstoffe (old)
Location: Lampoldshausen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Propulsion > Propellants
Deposited By: Schmidt, Melanie
Deposited On:16 Nov 2016 07:43
Last Modified:01 Dec 2018 19:52

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