A study of the feasibility of directly applying gas generator systems to space shuttle mechanical functions
- Lake, E. R.
- Sep 1, 1974.
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- This study examined the current status and potential application of pyrotechnic gas generators and energy convertors for the space shuttle program. While most pyrotechnic devices utilize some form of linear actuation, only limited use of rotary actuators has been observed. This latter form of energy conversion, using a vane-type actuator as optimum, offers considerable potential in the area of servo, as well as non-servo systems, and capitalizes on a means of providing prolonged operating times. Pyrotechnic devices can often be shown to provide the optimum means of attaining a truly redundant back-up to a primary, non-pyrotechnic system.
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- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19740025191.
Accession ID: 74N33304.
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