ISSN Online: 2688-7231
ISBN Online: 978-1-56700-524-0
Proceedings of the 26thNational and 4th International ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference December 17-20, 2021, IIT Madras, Chennai-600036, Tamil Nadu, India
Lab level testing and ballistic performance analysis of a LO2/HTPB+20%Al hybrid motor configuration
Hybrid rocket propulsion can be a viable solution for safe, high performance thrusters; as demanded by present day micro/nano satellite launchers. Among various hybrid propellant combinations, LO2/HTPB+20%Al hybrid propellant combination offer a safe, high performance, low cost and scalable solution. In this study, lab level tests carried out with LO2/HTPB+20%Al hybrid propellant combination is reported. The tests were conducted to study and improve the ignition and combustion characteristics of the motor. The ballistic performance of the hybrid motor is analyzed in depth. Potential improvements in test methodology and directions of future research are discussed.