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Servo-stabilization of combustion in rocket motors

Tsien, H. S. (1952) Servo-stabilization of combustion in rocket motors. Journal of the American Rocket Society, 22 (5). pp. 256-263. ISSN 0095-9073.

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This paper shows that the combustion in the rocket motor can be stabilized against any value of time lag in combustion by a feedback servo link from a chamber pressure pickup, through an appropriately designed amplifier, to a control capacitance on the propellant feed line. The technique of stability analysis is based upon a combination of the Satche diagram and the Nyquist diagram. For simplicity of calculation, only low-frequency oscillations in monopropellant rocket motors are considered. However, the concept of servo-stabilization and method of analysis are believed to be generally applicable to other cases.

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Additional Information:(Reprinted from Journal of the American Rocket Society, September-October, 1952) Copyright, 1952, by the American Rocket Society, Inc., and reprinted by permission of copyright owner. Received February 22, 1952.
Group:Guggenheim Jet Propulsion Center
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Issue or Number:5
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ID Code:16972
Deposited By: George Porter
Deposited On:14 Dec 2009 21:59
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