UAH Archives, Special Collections, and Digital Initiatives

"Saturn S-IV cryogenic weigh system. Part I : propellant utilization."

Item

Dublin Core

Identifier

satsivcryoweighsyst-I_072007112534.pdf
spc_stnv_000693

Title

"Saturn S-IV cryogenic weigh system. Part I : propellant utilization."

Description

In order to achieve maximum vehicle efficiency, it is essential that the vehicle propellants be loaded to desired values and that these propellants approach simultaneous depletion at the end of powered flight. To accomplish precise loading and assure minimum residuals, a highly accurate and repeatable, vehicle located, propellant management (PM) or propellant utilization (PU) system must be used. As the ability to load propellants to predetermined values depends directly on the ability of the system to accurately sense the propellant masses, it is essential that the system be calibrated with respect to propellant mass under conditions resembling those to be experienced during final loading and powered flight. The use of a cryogenic weight system will reduce the unknown factors in capacitance sensor element shaping, tank geometry, and propellant properties to a degree which will permit the determination of propellant masses to with .025%.

Creator

Date

1965-06-20

Temporal Coverage

Type

Source

Saturn V Collection
Box 14, Folder 15
University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives, Special Collections, and Digital Initiatives, Huntsville, Alabama

Language

Rights

This material may be protected under U. S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code) which governs the making of photocopies or reproductions of copyrighted materials. You may use the digitized material for private study, scholarship, or research. Though the University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives and Special Collections has physical ownership of the material in its collections, in some cases we may not own the copyright to the material. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in our collections.

Relation

spc_stnv_000675_000699

Is Referenced By

http://libarchstor.uah.edu:8081/repositories/2/archival_objects/17162

Collection

Citation

Nichols, R. H., “"Saturn S-IV cryogenic weigh system. Part I : propellant utilization.",” UAH Archives, Special Collections, and Digital Initiatives, accessed May 18, 2024, http://libarchstor2.uah.edu/digitalcollections/items/show/10581.

Transcribe This Item

  1. satsivcryoweighsyst-I_072007112534.pdf