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High-density rocket propellant

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The present disclosure relates to a high-density rocket propellant and associated recoilless launching systems and methods with tungsten powder added providing substantial mass to the propellant for additional impulse, absorption of sound, optimization of back blast and carry weight, and the like. In an exemplary embodiment, the high-density rocket propellant includes tungsten mass percentages of between about 70%-about 80%, equivalent to about 17%-about 26% by volume.

Inventors: 
Sanford, Matthew J.; Johnson, Randolph T.; Wallman, Paul G.; Bragunier, Diana O.; Stiles, Stephen N.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Machines and Processing
FIle Date: 
2009-09-24
Grant Date: 
2013-10-01
Grant time: 
1,468 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
27
Claim count percentile rank: 
5
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY